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.

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Level
7
Term
Year-Round
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
2 hours
Tuition
$945.00 (~$53 per week)
Skills
Exponents & radicals, proportions, graphing and solving systems of linear equations, introduction to quadratics, contest problem solving
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Level
7
Term
Year-Round
Length
18 weeks
Weekly In-Class
Time
2 hours
Tuition
$945.00 (~$53 per week)
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 the 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-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.

    If you still have questions regarding our program, placement, and approach, we encourage you to take advantage of our weekly seminars, held Thursdays at 7 PM Eastern / 4 PM Pacific, to find the right fit for your student!

Schedule

Course Fee: $945.00 (~$53 per week), $1059 w/books
Feb 7 - Jun 13
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: 9855
Full
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: 9856
Closed
Apr 25 - Sep 12
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: 15415
Closed
Jun 17 - Oct 21
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: 15573
Full
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: 15572
Closed
Aug 7 - Dec 18
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: 16512
ENROLL
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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: 16096
ENROLL
Sep 11 - Jan 29
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: 16097
ENROLL
Sep 12 - Jan 30
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: 16095
ENROLL
3 Please note there are no classes: September 3 - September 5 | November 21 - November 27 | December 20 - January 2 | May 27 - May 29 | July 1 - July 7
Course Fee: $945.00 (~$53 per week), $1059 w/books
Jan 19 - May 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: 9863
Closed
Feb 6 - Jun 12
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: 9866
Closed
Feb 18 - Jun 17
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: 9864
Closed
Apr 3 - Aug 14
Sun
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm CT
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm MT
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm PT
ID: 15364
Closed
Jun 20 - Oct 31
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: 15575
Closed
Aug 28 - Jan 22
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: 16100
ENROLL
Sep 19 - Feb 6
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: 16598
ENROLL
3 Please note there are no classes: September 3 - September 5 | November 21 - November 27 | December 20 - January 2 | May 27 - May 29 | July 1 - July 7