Cupertino AMC Math Olympiad



AMC Math                                                               

 
The benefits of AMC Math
Instructor:  Chen

 

AMC stands for American Mathematics Competitions. These competitions can motivate students' interest and passion in math, and they can discover their talent through solving challenging problems different from those in the school classes.  Good AMC scores will greatly enhance admission opportunities for students to elite colleges.

 

 

  • It improves logical thinking and problem solving skills through fun competitions.
  • Help boost overall Math scores.  Students who have taken AMC Math tend to have much higher scores in SAT Math.
  • It helps getting into techinical majors in all elite universities.
    Both MIT and Caltech ask for AMC scores in their college applications.  Ivy League Colleges and Stanford ask for AMC and AIME scores in their Supplement to the Common Application Forms.
    Most of the students with highest scores end up at top colleges (Harvard, MIT, Caltech, etc)

AMC 8 covers middle school math, with emphasis on problem solving as AMC problems quite often require using multiple tools.

AMC Advanced focus on problem solving techniques for students who plan to take amc 8 exam in November 2017, from beginning to advanced problems. We will identify any weakness and reinforce their math knowledge and problem solving skills. 

AMC 10 covers mathematics normally associated with grade 9 and 10. As AMC10 is competitive math, we will emphasize problem solving skills needed to solve AMC 10 problems. This will be a great exercise for the students to synthesize solutions based on several tools.

AMC 10 Exam Boost focus on problem solving around AMC-10 problems, removing any weak spots and improving students' confidence about covered topics in amc10 and the test.

 

 
 
Class # Date AMC-8
Wednesday 630pm-830pm
Sunday 400PM-6PM
AMC-8 (Advanced)
No summer session
  AMC-10
No summer session

1

6/11/17

Introduction: Art of solving AMC8 problem

Beginning Problem Solving 1

  Assessment/Arithmetic, fractions

2

6/14/17

Perimeter and area

Beginning Problem Solving 2

  Number Theory

3

6/18/17

  Logical reasoning

Beginning Problem Solving 3

  Coordinates, Inequality and Linear equations (up to 2 variables)

4

6/21/17

Even and odd

Intermediate Problem Solving 1

  Exponents, polynomials and roots

5

7/2/17

Transformations

Intermediate Problem Solving 2

  Quadratic equations

6

7/5/17

Operations with decimals

Intermediate Problem Solving 3

  sequences and series

7

7/9/17

Counting techniques

Mock Test

  Exam 1

8

7/12/17

Geometric visualization

Advanced Problem Solving 1

  Triangles and Pythagoras Theorem

9

7/16/17

Prime number

Advanced Problem Solving 2

  Analytic geometry

10

7/19/17

LCM and GCF

Advanced Problem Solving 3

  3D geometry

11

7/23/17

Mock Test

Advanced Problem Solving 3

  Statistics, permutations and combinations

 

N/A

 

Mock Test

  Probability
  N/A       Exam 2
           
         
AMC 10
(Exam Boost)
430PM-630PM


    1 TBD   Problem solving Drills/Mock Test
    2 TBD   Problem solving Drills/Mock Test
    3 TBD   Problem solving Drills/Mock Test
    4 TBD   Problem solving Drills/Mock Test
    5 TBD   Problem solving Drills/Mock Test
                   
  • The above schedule is subject to change without notice as classes become full. 

  • Course fees:  AMC-8 & AMC-8 (Advanced) - $725;  AMC -10 - $850;  AMC-10 Exam Boost  $450. 

  • A 5% discount will be offered if registered one week prior to the first day of class.  Fees are exclusive of class material.

  • Registration fee of $50 is required for new students.