Contest Math 7A and Contest Math 7B together offer a full year of contest preparation to help students succeed at top math contests. It is the second level of our middle school contest series.

Live instructors build the algebra fundamentals for students and prepare them to face challenges at national math contests, like MATHCOUNTS and the MAA AMC 8.

Intro to Algebra equation
Level
7
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
2 hours
Skills
Exponents & radicals, proportions, graphing and solving systems of linear equations, introduction to quadratics, contest problem solving
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Level
7
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
2 hours
Skills
Mastery of quadratic equations, clever factorizations, complex numbers, function theory, graphing, sequences & series, logarithms, contest problem solving
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    Choose the right level

    Students who complete Contest Math 7A are ready for Contest Math 7B. Similar to Honors Math 7: Intro to Algebra, this course takes conceptual understanding to the next level — while also integrating a special focus on highly challenging problems and practice contests for students who want to participate in math competitions.

    To determine if your student is ready for this course or others at the Virtual Campus, learn more here.

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    Curriculum

    Our expert instructors use Art of Problem Solving curriculum to teach Contest Math 7: Intro to Algebra. AoPS curriculum is a much broader and deeper exploration of challenging mathematics than a typical math curriculum.

    This course will require two textbooks: Introduction to Algebra and Art of Problem Solving, Volume 1.

    Contest Math 7A
    In this course, students build on their work through the study of linear equations and inequalities, ratios and proportions, and radicals. They are introduced to quadratic equations and develop critical thinking through analysis of factoring techniques. Students are further challenged by contest problems that incorporate multiple concepts and skills, and sometimes require out-of-the-box thinking.

    Contest Math 7B
    In this course, students advance their understanding of algebraic topics such as the quadratic functions, sequences & series, complex numbers, logarithms, and optimization. Like in Contest Math 7A, students will be further challenged by complicated math contests problems throughout the course.

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    Format

    Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-size (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom.

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    Homework and exams

    There are about 2 to 3 hours of homework each week. There is one final exam in Week 18, as well as practice contests in the format of AMC 8 and MATHCOUNTS spread across the lessons.

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    Drop and refund policies

    Visit our tuition page to learn more about our drop and refund policies.

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    Schedule

    Each course runs for 18 weeks with one 120-minute lesson per week.

Schedule

Course Fee: $895.00 (~$50 per week), $1,003.00 w/books
Jan 29 - May 28
Fri
4:15 pm - 6:15 pm ET
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm CT
2:15 pm - 4:15 pm MT
1:15 pm - 3:15 pm PT
ID: 8247
Bowen Kerins
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Feb 1 - Jun 7
Mon
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CT
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MT
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PT
ID: 8246
Doug Squire
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Feb 7 - Jun 13
Sun
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm ET
11:45 am - 1:45 pm CT
10:45 am - 12:45 pm MT
9:45 am - 11:45 am PT
ID: 8249
TBA
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3 Please note there are no classes: December 21 - January 3 | May 29 - May 31 | July 3 - July 9
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