AlphaStar Summer Math Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to improve their math skills during the summer season. Students are guided and trained by an expert faculty via utilizing national and international competitions in a fun and challenging environment.
The Math Curriculum at each level has four subject course offerings: Algebra, Counting, Geometry, and Number Theory. For example, MC25 level (AMC 8/MathCounts Advanced) has four subject courses: MC25A (Algebra), MC25G (Geometry), MC25C (Counting), and MC25N (Number Theory). Separate registration is required for each subject course.
Each course has 12 chapters. A chapter will be covered in a 90-minute live session. For each chapter, there will be Lecture Notes, Example Problems, Exercise (HW) Problems, Quiz. There is also a discussion forum where students can ask questions to the Faculty and peers. The course material* is the same as the ones used in Fall/Spring courses for relevant subjects.
During the Live Classes, the Instructor will teach the Lecture Notes, solve Example Problems, and review some of the Exercise Problems. The recordings of the current Live Classes will be available to live class students. Self-study class students will have access to recorded sessions from a past or current live class. For each Chapter, students are encouraged to work an additional 1 hour to review the material and work on the Exercise (HW) and Quiz problems, preferably on a regular basis when the material is taught fresh. However, there is no deadline for HW and Quizzes, hence the students can take and submit them whenever they want during the 1 year time after the course enrollment. There will be a Final Exam that students can take online anytime after going through all the course material.
In addition to the 12 chapter sessions, the Live courses will have 3 additional sessions for fun math activities and/or reviewing the material.
(*) The live version of the subject courses are offered at different paces:
- Fall/Spring: Weekly sessions for 12 weeks
- Summer: Daily sessions on weekdays over 3 weeks (includes three additional sessions for review or fun activity)