2018 IDEA MATH Summer Program at Houston

Application    Placement    Payment    Schedule   

Location? Houston Baptist University, 7502 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77074

When? June 4 - June 15, 2018

Who*? Students entering grades 4 to 6 in the 2018 - 2019 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

For more details, please visit our FAQ page.

Courses and Schedule

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum.

 Courses*  Time  Intended For
 Math Roots  9:30 am - 12:30 pm  Able and interested 4th and 5th graders
(Placement test required for new students)
 Math Buds  1:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 5th and 6th graders who have good commend on Pre-Algebra and some experience on extra curricular activities
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PC1  9:30 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have excellent commend on Pre-Algebra and some familiarity with Algebra 1 and some experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PC2  9:30 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have good commend on Algebra 1 and some experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PCX  9:30 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th, 8th graders who have excellent commend on Algebra 1 and good experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent
(Placement test required for new students.)

* - Minimum 8 students for each class.

Placement and Placement Test

Many students will take the placement test in March or April (details will be emailed to registered students). You may select a placement test level when you register for this summer program. The purpose of the placement test is to group students with similar backgrounds together, and then our teachers will find proper materials to work with each group/section.

You may select a placement level when you register for this summer program.

   Targeted course   Math Roots/Math Buds   PC1/PC2   PCX
   Corresponding Placement Test   T0   T1   T2

Application

To apply for our program, please click here register and detailed instruction can be found at registration instruction.

Payment Schedule

Early

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Half Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) April 15, 2018 $30 April 30, 2018** $785
Full Day Classes April 15, 2018 $30 April 30, 2018** $1385

Regular

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Half Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) May 1, 2018 $30 May 15, 2018** $835
Full Day Classes May 1, 2018 $30 May 15, 2018** $1485

Note: We will offer a $100 tuition scholarship/discount (full day program only) to each student who meets any one (or more) of the following (please note one discount per person per program):
    2017 or 2018 MATHCOUNTS National Round Participants
    2017 or 2018 USAJMO qualifier
    2017 or 2018 USAMO qualifier
A copy of proof is needed. Scholarship check will be given to each qualified student upon his or her completion of the program.

* The application is ONLY considered completed when the application fee (applied to all students) is paid in full.

** After this date, a late fee will be applied to the tuition.

Pay Tuition

Please log in to your account to pay the tuition online.

Tuition Refund Policy

IDEA MATH provides the following refund amount per schedule posted it here:

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before May 22, 2018 Paid Tuition - $100
After May 23, before June 1, 2018 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 1 before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund

Please note $30 application fee/registration fee is non-refundable.

To request a refund and withdraw your student, please send a complete request in writing to info@ideamath.org You must include the payee name and mailing address matching the information in the student's account in order for your request to be deemed complete and submitted. Please include "Refund Request" and the student's name in the subject line. The amount of the refund will be based on the time that a complete request is submitted; incomplete requests will not be deemed to meet deadlines for withdrawal.

If the student is ill and chooses to withdraw from the program we can offer credit towards a future program in the amount of $100 per class-day missed. A note from a licensed physician is required. The same policy applies if the IDEA MATH staff determine that your student must withdraw due to illness in order to protect the health and welfare of other students.

For all purposes related to this refund policy, a day shall be deemed to begin at 12:01am local time in the time zone in which the program is being held.