Contest Math 6A and Contest Math 6B together offer a full year of contest preparation to help students succeed at top middle school math contests. It is the first level of our middle school contest series.

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

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Level
6
Term
Year-Round
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
~2 hours
Tuition
$945.00 (~$53 per week)
Skills
Divisibility rules, exponents, inequalities, linear equations, ratio and proportions, contest problem solving
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Level
6
Term
Year-Round
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
~2 hours
Tuition
$945.00 (~$53 per week)
Skills
Percents, square roots, triangle properties, statistics, counting, contest problem solving
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    Choose the right level

    Students who complete Contest Math 6A are ready for Contest Math 6B. Similar to Honors Math 6: Prealgebra, 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 the Art of Problem Solving curriculum to teach Contest Math 6: Prealgebra. AoPS curriculum is a much broader and deeper exploration of challenging mathematics than a typical math curriculum.

    This course will require both the Prealgebra and Competition Math for Middle School textbooks.

    Contest Math 6A
    Prealgebra starts by formalizing the rules of arithmetic that students learned in elementary school. Students are then introduced to the topics of number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios. Students are further challenged by contest problems that incorporate multiple concepts and skills, and sometimes require out-of-the-box thinking.

    Contest Math 6B
    ‍‍ ‍‍Students study percents and square roots, dive into geometric tools and strategies, and are introduced to discrete mathematics and statistics — all while continuing to develop their general problem-solving strategies and capacity to untangle complicated problems often seen in math contests.

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    Format

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

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    Homework and exams

    There are about 1 to 3 hours of homework each week. There is one timed final exam in Week 18.

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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: $945.00 (~$53 per week), $1033.5 w/books
Jan 10 - May 9
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: 9836
Closed
Jan 30 - Jun 5
Sun
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm ET
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm MT
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 9837
Closed
Apr 10 - Aug 21
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: 15360
Closed
Jun 19 - Oct 30
Sun
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm ET
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm MT
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 15564
ENROLL
Jun 22 - Oct 26
Wed
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: 15563
ENROLL
Aug 21 - Jan 15
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: 16081
ENROLL
Aug 22 - Jan 16
Mon
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm ET
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm CT
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm MT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm PT
ID: 16076
ENROLL
Aug 31 - Jan 18
Wed
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: 16078
ENROLL
Sep 12 - Jan 30
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: 16077
ENROLL
Sep 18 - Feb 5
Sun
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm ET
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm MT
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 16082
ENROLL
3 Please note there are no classes: May 28 - May 30 | July 2 - July 8 | September 3 - September 5 | November 21 - November 27 | December 20 - January 2
Course Fee: $945.00 (~$53 per week), $1033.5 w/books
Jan 19 - May 18
Wed
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm ET
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm CT
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm MT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm PT
ID: 9848
Closed
Jan 24 - May 23
Mon
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm ET
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm CT
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm MT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm PT
ID: 9847
Closed
Feb 4 - Jun 3
Fri
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: 9850
Closed
Feb 16 - Jun 15
Wed
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: 9849
Full
Feb 27 - Jul 10
Sun
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm ET
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm MT
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 9851
Full
May 16 - Oct 3
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: 15413
ENROLL
Jun 12 - Oct 23
Sun
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm ET
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm CT
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm MT
12:45 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 15568
ENROLL
Aug 22 - Jan 16
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: 16085
ENROLL
Sep 11 - Jan 29
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: 16084
ENROLL
3 Please note there are no classes: May 28 - May 30 | July 2 - July 8 | September 3 - September 5 | November 21 - November 27 | December 20 - January 2