In this intensive summer course, middle school students develop the critical math skills and strategies they need to succeed in prestigious middle school competitions.

Students in grades 6-8 prepare for contests like MATHCOUNTS, the AMC 8, and more.

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Middle School Math Contests: Algebra and Counting

2 weeks or 4 weeks
Daily In-Class Time
3 hours or 1.5 hours
Problem solving, algebra, combinatorics, probability, contest math prep
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    Choose the right level

    Middle School Math Contests: Algebra and Counting is designed for students in grades 6 through 8 who want to excel at math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS and the American Mathematics Competitions 8 (AMC 8), and prepare for high school events like American Mathematics Competitions 10 (AMC 10).

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    Our expert instructors use content developed by the Art of Problem Solving curriculum team to teach Middle School Math Contests: Algebra and Counting. As a deep exploration of challenging mathematics, AoPS curriculum prepares students for success at top universities and competitive careers. No books are required for this class.

    Middle school math contests, such as MATHCOUNTS, are a launching pad for many of the best math students. In this course, we draw problems from several middle school contests, including MATHCOUNTS and the AMC 8, as well as beginning high school contests like the AMC 10. Students are introduced to important topics in algebra, counting, and probability, and will work individually or collaboratively to solve respective challenging problems.

    Students will also participate in individual and team practice competitions during the camp to build mathematical skills and test-taking experience for the upcoming school year.

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

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    There is no required homework for Middle School Math Contests: Algebra and Counting. However, we've prepared more materials than we can cover during class and many students continue working on them after class for extra practice.

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    Drop and refund policies

    If you drop a summer course before the start of your first class session, we'll issue a full refund for the course tuition. No refunds will be issued for withdrawing from a summer course after the start of your first class session.

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    Our summer course offerings meet five days a week, Monday through Friday. We offer this course in two timing formats. Both cover the same course material.

    • The two-week course meets for 3 hours each day.
    • The four-week course meets for 1.5 hours each day.


Course Fee: $749.00
Jun 21 - Jul 2
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8558
Jul 12 - Aug 6
Mon - Fri
9:30 am - 11:00 am ET
8:30 am - 10:00 am CT
7:30 am - 9:00 am MT
6:30 am - 8:00 am PT
ID: 8561
Jul 19 - Aug 13
Mon - Fri
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm ET
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm CT
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm MT
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PT
ID: 8560
Jul 26 - Aug 6
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8559
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