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July 18 to August 5, 2022 (15 academic days, 60 online class hours, weekdays only).
Programs are intended for rising 4th to 12th graders.
IDEA MATH will offer its full range of courses via remote learning---Zoom based LIVE classes. Each course has 60 class hours. Students will take a 2-hour class in the afternoon (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, US Eastern Time), and a 2-hour class in the evening (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, US Eastern Time)---for 4 hours per day on weekdays, 20 = 4*5 hours (5 weekdays) per week, and 60 = 4*5*3 hours for whole program (3 weeks). We intend to cover our materials via our classroom activities. Hence daily HW amount is limited, if there is any.
The tuition for the Summer July Program is $1495 for 60 in-class hours (unit rate is $24.9 per hour) of teaching (and additional homework/test grading).
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.
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.
To protect students' privacy, we ask our students to:
For more details on our online class policy, please visit here.
The unique strengths of IDEA MATH can be summarized as follows:
For more details, please visit our FAQ page.
As always, we welcome parents' specific academic questions about our curriculum and teaching styles, as well as students' class-work and preparation. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org sure to include the following info in your email subject: student's full name, 4-digit IDEA MATH ID, and intended program.
In order to meet the needs of students with different mathematical backgrounds, the projected IDEA MATH July program course offerings are: PC0, PCA, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, MO1, XC9. When enrollments allow, we will also offer new courses such as XC9, MO3 and MO4 etc.
IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. The course list shown below consists of projected courses we will offer in this program. Two of the major strengths of our program---a strong academic team and a full range of materials---allow us to create new courses/groups to meet the needs of the students body. Therefore, the course list (and course schedule) is subject to change based on actual enrollment and staff availability.
Please visit detailed curriculum grid for a more complete reference of IDEA MATH course curriculums.
|Course*||Day Class Time** (US ET)||Evening Class Time** (US ET)|
|PC0||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|PCA||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|PC1||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|PC2||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|PCX||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|UC1||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|UC2||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|UC3||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|MO1||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
|XC9||3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET)||7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)|
Note: All course information can be found at our curriculum page here.
* Each course will only be offered when a minimum number of students have enrolled. Some courses might run multiple sections. To maintain the high standard of our students' learning experience, class sizes will remain small---about 6 to 16 students for PC0/PCA courses, about 8 to 20 students for other courses.
** All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone.
IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. Please see the projected course offerings below and their (main) corresponding placement levels. In general, each applicant not recently enrolled (that is, who has not completed an IDEA MATH course in the spring or summer of 2022) in our programs shall take a placement test in one of our open online/onsite placement test sessions. (For more details on our placement test/course placement process, please visit here.)
|Placement Test Date/Time*||Placement Test Location||Registered by||Test Fee**|
|4:00 - 6:00 pm, April 3, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
|Online||March 30, 2022||$50|
|4:00 - 6:00 pm, April 10, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
|Online||April 7, 2022||$50|
|7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 1, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
|Online||April 25, 2022||$75|
|7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 15, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
|Online||May 10, 2022||$100|
|Special Placement Test Session
* Each placement test is 90 minutes long. Students should arrive at the testing location (onsite or online) 10 minutes prior to the test. All test times are in the US Eastern Time Zone.
** The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable; that is, it cannot be transferred from one applicant/student to another applicant/student, and it also cannot be transferred from a registered/chosen test session/date to another placement test session/date for the same applicant/student. Special test sessions (test fee of $150 or more) can be arranged depending on staffing availabilities. Please contact info@ideamath for inquires on special test sessions.
|Test Level||Targeted Course|
|S0/T0||School Enrichment Series: PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2
Extra Curricular Series: PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2
Winter Online Contest Prep program: CW0
|S1||School Enrichment Series: Algebra|
|S2||School Enrichment Series: Geometry|
|S3||School Enrichment Series: Algebra 2|
|T1||Extra Curricular Series: PC1 and PC2
Contest Edge Series: CE1/CE2
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
|T2||Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1
Contest Edge Series: CE3/CE4
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
|T3||Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3
Contest Edge Series: CE5/CE6
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW5/CW6
|T4||XC Series: XC7, XC9, and XC10
MO Series MO1
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW7/CW8
|T5||MO Series MO2 and MO3
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW9/CW10
It is important for each applicant to input accurate, complete, detailed, and up-to-date academic background information (i.e., age, grade level, math courses taken, official contest scores, etc.) in the applicant's IDEA MATH student account. We review this information to make initial course placement/placement test level decisions.
In general, each applicant not recently enrolled (that is, who has not completed an IDEA MATH course in the spring or summer of 2022) in our programs shall take a placement test in one of our open online/onsite placement test sessions. (For more details on our placement test/course placement process, please visit here.) We will find the most appropriate course placement based on the information entered in the student’s IDEA MATH account and (if applicable) placement test work. Please note that our academic team will make the final decision on your course placement based upon your academic background and your work in the placement test. (Further course placement adjustments can be made, by our academic team, based upon your class work.)
Please click this link to register for the placement test. The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. An extra charge may be applied if a student wishes to change testing dates after registering and paying for the placement test. If you would like to request a different placement test, please email us and an additional charge may be applied.
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. The tuition payment is independent to student's course placement because the tuition is for the program, not for a specific course. The IDEA MATH staff will work with students on course placement by reviewing their academic backgrounds, assigning placement test levels, reviewing placement test work, and more. IDEA MATH staff make the final decision on students' course placements. (Please see our Course Placement Policy section for details.) All tuition refund for withdrawal will be processed based on the refund policy.
Please log in to your account to pay the tuition online.
|Registered By||Tuition Paid By*||Tuition Amount|
|May 1, 2022||May 30, 2022||$1495 ($24.9 per hour)|
|Registered By||Tuition Paid By**||Tuition Amount|
|June 1, 2022||June 15, 2022||$1645 ($27.4 per hour)|
* The tuition payments may be stopped earlier than the published date if the program has reached to its upper capacity.
** After the tuition payment deadline date, a late fee ($120 or more) will be applied to the tuition and admission can only be given if space is available.
|Withdrawal Request Made||Refund Amount|
|Before June 10, 2022||Paid Tuition - $200|
|On or after June 10, 2022 before June 20, 2022||Paid Tuition - $400|
|On or after June 20, 2022||No refund|
Please note that only tuition is refundable per the above policy. Other fees such as the application fee, the registration fee, and the placement test fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Credit cannot be transferred between different type of programs---summer, year-round, contest edge, winter contest prep, etc.
For programs of a similar type (e.g., between summer programs), we will follow the withdrawal/refund policies posted on our website. For example, after tuition is submitted and before date X, we will apply the transfer in the following way (assuming space is available for the intended program): switching programs/series is considered a withdrawal from one program/series and an enrollment to another program/series, and any difference in tuition rates will apply.
To request a refund and withdraw your student, please send a complete request in writing to email@example.com. 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 after the refund deadlines, we can offer prorated credit (proportional based upon the second refund policy: paid tuition deducted by $400, then prorated per day) towards a future program. A note from a licensed physician is required. The doctor's note should clearly assert that the student's current medical status does not allow the student to complete the remainder of the program. The date when the doctor's note is submitted to IDEA MATH (via firstname.lastname@example.org) is considered the initial date for the prorated refund (credit) calculation. The same policies apply if the IDEA MATH staff determine that the student must withdraw due to illness in order to protect the health and welfare of themselves or other students.
For all purposes related to this refund policy, a day shall be deemed to begin at 12:01am local time in the US Eastern Time Zone (US ET).
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