2018 IDEA MATH California Bay Area Year Round Program at San Jose, CA.

Application    Placement    Payment    Course    Staff   

Location? Queen of Apostles School, 4950 Mitty Way, San Jose, CA 95129

When? Feb 25 - June 10, 2018 (This program has contains 15 two hours classes)

Who*? Students in grades 4 to 7 in the 2017 - 2018 school year.

Why?  IDEA MATH provides in-depth enrichment in important mathematical areas, particularly in the fields from which contest problems are drawn: algebra, combinatorics, geometry, and number theory. We believe students learn best by discovering, rather than simply memorizing, essential theorems and techniques. Our process puts students at the center of the classes, as students work together to develop their ideas. Our instructors lead this process by teaching vital ideas, giving meaningful examples, and guiding students through the problem-solving process.

How?  We apply seminar-style teaching in our classes. Class sizes are small to ensure that students receive plenty of individual attention. Students are expected to work as a group and present their solutions and ideas to the class.

What are some unique strengths of IDEA MATH that distinguish it from other (summer/winter/online/weekend) math programs?

The unique strengths of IDEA MATH can be summarized as follows:

1. Comprehensive and well-tested teaching materials, modeled after the training materials of the Phillips Exeter Academy math team

2. Strong team of instructors, consisting of front-line teachers, coaches, and top former students

3. Emphasis on student leadership and the development of an attitude conducive to learning

4. Focus on schools and the local math community

Courses Offered

In order for help able student to join and transit to IDEA MATH program smoothly, we are offering the following courses during this special spring session. IDEA MATH will offer full year round curriculum starting from Fall 2018.

 Courses  Time  Pre-requisite  Intended For
 Accelerated pre-Algebra  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Solid command on arithmetic operations and interests in problem solving   4th, 5th and 6th grader
 Math Challenge 6  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC2 course or equivalent.
(As a general reference, students shall have an AIME score close to 6.)
  8th and 9th grader and 2018 AMC 10 score 120 and above
 Math Challenge 1  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  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.)   6th and 7th grader
 Math Challenge 4  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Solid foundation of algebra and geometry with interests in problem solving   6th, 7th and 8th grader

Placement and Placement Test

A placement test will be held on Feb. 18, 2018 at Queens of Apostles School (4950 Mitty Way, San Jose) from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Register for Placement Test

  Registration deadline Testing Fee*
Online registration Feb. 16, 2018 $50
Onsite registration Feb. 18, 2018 $75

*Testng fee is non-refundable.

Tuition and Tuition Payment Schedule

Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Feb. 23, 2018 $885

Note that registration is only the first step of towards enrollment. Enrollment (for each session) is completed only after the tuition is paid in full.

Before registration, please create an account if you are new to our program. Log in to your account and register for this program. It is important for each new applicant to answer all questions accurately and provide detailed information. In particular, age, high school graduation year, detailed math background -- courses taken, official contests taken and official scores (rather than ranks)


As always, we welcome parents' specific academic questions about our curriculum and teaching styles, as well as students' class-work and preparation. Please contact info@ideamath.org.

Tuition Refund Policy For Each Session

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
After tuition being paid before 1st class day of the program Paid Tuition - $100
After 1st class of the program and before the 2nd class day of the program Paid Tuition - $300
After 2nd class of the program and before the 3rd class day of the program Paid Tuition - $485
After 3rd class No refund