Contact Info

 
Mail: IDEA MATH, P.O. Box 338
Exeter, NH 03833-0338

Mobile Phone: (603)686-1706

Fax: (603)772-2336

Email: info@ideamath.org
 

Contact Info


Mail: IDEA MATH, P.O. Box 338
Exeter, NH 03833-0338

Mobile Phone: (603)686-1706

Fax: (603)772-2336

Email: info@ideamath.org
 

IDEA MATH Curriculum

IDEA MATH provides extensive curriculum. Our courses are intended for able students desiring to expand their mathematics knowledge beyond regular classroom settings. We emphasize study skills (such as taking notes, oral and written presentations, and listening, observing, and organization etc.). We believe in studying math via problem solving as a medium to develop students' learning interests, problem solving, and critical thinking abilities. Our courses cover a board range of topics with more depth than most contests require. While our programs are not intended to be boot camps for contest preparations, many of our students participate in contests and do well in them. The following table provides some simplified connections between our courses and certain math contests.

IDEAMATH Curriculum grid - Extra-Curricular    

Math Roots Math Buds PC1 PC2 PCX UC1 UC2 UC3 RC2/MO2 MO3 MO4
Math Roots
School Enrichment Component: Pre-Algebra (part 1)
Extra-curricular Component: Number sense, shapes and figures, counting basics, patterns recognition, arithmetic techniques, and word problems.
Contest reference: CML, Intro AMC8.
Intended For: Able and interested 4th and 5th graders.
Sample Lectures Coming soon.

Math Buds
School Enrichment Component: Pre-Algebra (part 2)
Extra-curricular Component: Number sense, shapes and figures, counting basics, patterns recognition, arithmetic techniques, and word problems.
Contest reference: CML, Intro AMC8.
Intended For: Able and interested 5th and 6th graders who have good command on Pre-Algebra and some experience on extracurricular activities. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH Pre-Algebra course or equivalent.)
Sample Lectures Coming soon.

PC1
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 1 (part 1): Algebra 1 based.
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 1 (MC1):Contest reference: Intro to medium level AMC8 and school rounds of MathCounts
Intended For: Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have excellent command on Pre-Algebra (some familiarity with Algebra 1 is welcome) and some experience on extracurricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH PC0 course or equivalent.)
Sample Lectures PC1 Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 1)
PC1 Sample Lecture (Algebra Topic)
PC1 Sample Lecture (Counting Topic)
PC1 Sample Lecture (Geometry Topic)
PC1 Sample Lecture (Number Sense Topic)

PC2
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 1 (part 2): Algebra 1 based
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 2 (MC2):Contest reference: Medium level AMC8, intro level AMC10, school and chapter rounds of MathCounts
Intended For: Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have good command on Algebra and experience on extracurricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH PC1 course or equivalent.)
Sample Lectures PC2 Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 1 Algebra part2)
PC2 Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 2 Algebra)
PC2 Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 2 Counting)
PC2 Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 2 Geometry)
PC2 Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 2 Number Sense)

PCX
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 2 (part 1)
Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 3 (MC3)
Contest reference: Advanced level AMC8, intro to medium level AMC 10, chapter and state rounds of MathCounts
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH PC2 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 90.)
Sample Lectures PCX Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 2 Algebra (Part 1))
PCX Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 2 Geometry (Part 1))
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 3 Algebra)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 3 Counting)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 3 Geometry)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 3 Number Sense)

UC1
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 2 (part 2)
Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 4 (MC4)
Contest reference: Medium level AMC 10, intro level AMC12 and AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH PCX course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 105.)
Sample Lectures UC1 Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 2 Algebra (Part 2))
UC1 Sample Lecture (Integrated Math 2 Geometry (Part 2))
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 4 Algebra)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 4 Counting)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 4 Geometry)
PCX Sample Lecture (Math Challenges 4 Number Sense)

UC2
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 3 (part 1)
Advanced Algebra 2 and Geometry and Trigonometry based
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 5 (MC5)
Contest reference: Medium to advanced level AMC 10, medium level AMC12, intro to medium level AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts, intro to medium level HMNT
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC1 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 120.)
Sample Lectures UC2 Sample Lecture (UC2 Algebra)
UC2 Sample Lecture (UC2 Counting)
UC2 Sample Lecture (UC2 Geometry)
UC2 Sample Lecture (UC2 Number Sense)

UC3
School Enrichment Component: Integrated Math 3 (part 2)
Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and Analytic geometry (include parametric equations/vectors/3-D geometry) based
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 6 (MC6)
Contest reference: Advanced level AMC 10, medium level AMC12 and AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts, medium level HMNT
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC2 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an AIME score close to 6.)
Sample Lectures UC3 Sample Lecture (UC3 Algebra)
UC3 Sample Lecture (UC3 Counting)
UC3 Sample Lecture (UC3 Geometry)
UC3 Sample Lecture (UC3 Number Sense)

RC1/MO1
School Enrichment Component: What is proof?
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 7 (MC7)
Contest reference: Advanced level AMC10 and AMC12, medium to advanced level AIME and HMNT, intro level HMMT
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC3 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an USAJMO/USAMO index close to USAJMO/USAMO cutoff.)
Sample Lectures RC1/MO1 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 1 Algebra)
RC1/MO1 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 1 Combinatorics)
RC1/MO1 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 1 Geometry)
RC1/MO1 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 1 Number Theory)
RC1/MO1 Sample Lecture (Enhancement of Computational Mathematics Part 1)

RC2/MO2
School Enrichment Component: Introduction to Math Olympiads
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 8
Contest reference: Advanced level AMC10 and AMC12, medium to advanced level AIME and HMNT, medium level HMMT -- optional
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH RC1/MO1 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an solid performance in USAJMO/USAMO.)
Sample Lectures RC2/MO2 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 2 Algebra)
RC2/MO2 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 2 Combinatorics)
RC2/MO2 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 2 Geometry)
RC2/MO2 Sample Lecture (Olympiad Math 2 Number Theory)
RC2/MO2 Sample Lecture (Enhancement of Computational Mathematics Part 2)

MO3

School Enrichment Component: Mathematics Olympiads
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 9 (MC9) and Topics in higher mathematics
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH RC2/MO2 course or equivalent.
Sample Lectures Coming soon.

MO4
School Enrichment Component: Advanced Mathematics Olympiads
Extra-curricular Component: Math Challenges Level 10 (MC10) and Topics in higher mathematics
Intended For: Students who have completed IDEA MATH MO3 course or equivalent.
Sample Lectures Coming soon.

IDEAMATH Curriculum grid - School Enrichment Courses    

                                                         School Extension Components Intended For
 Pre-Algebra (part 1) Pre-Algebra based, problem-solving oriented Able and interested 4th and 5th graders
 Pre-Algebra (part 2) Pre-Algebra based, problem-solving oriented Able and interested 5th and 6th graders
 Integrated Math 1 (part 1) Algebra 1 based, problem-solving oriented Able and interested 6th and 7th graders
 Integrated Math 1 (part 2) Algebra 1 based, problem-solving oriented Able and interested 6th and 7th graders
 Integrated Math 2 (part 1) Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based, problem-solving oriented Able and interested 7th and 8th graders
 Integrated Math 2 (part 2) Intro Algebra 2 and Geometry based Able and interested 7th and 8th graders
 Integrated Math 3 (part 1) Geometry and Trigonometry based Able and interested 8th and 9th graders
 Integrated Math 3 (part 2) Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and Analytic geometry (include parametric equations/vectors/3-D geometry) based Able and interested 8th and 9th graders
 Integrated Math 4 (part 1) Pre-Calculus based (including 3-D geometry, analytic transformations, matrix and vector operations) Able and interested 9th and 10th graders
 Integrated Math 4 (part 2) Pre-Calculus based (including 3-D geometry, analytic transformations, matrix and vector operations) Able and interested 9th and 10th graders
 Calculus (part 1) Calculus AB based and much more Able and interested 10th and 11th graders
 Calculus (part 2) Calculus AB based and much more Able and interested 10th and 11th graders
 Calculus (part 3) Calculus BC based and much more Able and interested 10th, 11th, 12th graders
 Calculus (part 4) Calculus BC based and much more Able and interested 10th, 11th, 12th graders