Math Olympiad Training Program
Avid Academy for Gifted Youth provides math problem solving curriculum to gifted students in grades K - 11. We prepare our students to take on the following rigorous curriculum sequences:
|7||Honors Algebra I|
|9||Honors Algebra II/College Algebra|
|10||Trigonometry/AP Calculus AB|
|11||AP Calculus BC|
|12||AP Statistics or Multivariable Calculus|
Highly gifted students who exhaust the above math courses will be placed into courses at local universities. We also provide road-maps for students with exceptional talent to achieve national recognition through selective training programs and summer camps. Educational planning and college guidance services are available to meet individual needs. Please email us at email@example.com for consultation.
Avid Academy Math Talent Development Model: The Four E's
We have developed a proven curriculum to develop a student's mathematical talent in four stages.
- Excite: for students in grade K - 2, our classes focus on building excitement toward mathematics through hands-on manipulative activities, interactive math games, mental math training, and exploration of math in daily life. Developing an early interest in math and motivating students to advance their math skills are critical at this stage.
- Explore: for students in grade 3 - 5, our classes focus on exploring problem solving strategies with mental math training, logic reasoning, and study skills training. A unique feature of our program is the integration problem solving, elementary school math competition with school-level academics to place students on an advanced academic track such as GATE, APAAS (APAAS-Alternative Program for Academically Advanced Students), and other forms of learning accelerations.
- Expand: for students in grade 6 - 8, our classes focus on expanding mathematical skills through subject-based classes in pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry enhanced with problem solving topics in number theory, counting and probabilities. Students are encouraged to participate in middle school math competitions to test their math skills and use their math skills as a foundation to develop other interests in science, technology, research, and community services.
- Excel: for students in grade 9 - 12, our classes focus on providing frameworks for students to excel in national competitions such as Math Olympiad, Physics Olympiad, Chemistry Olympiad, Biology Olympiad, Science Fairs, and many other areas where students can demonstrate their talent and build a unique profile for college applications.
Excite - Grades K - 2
M20K - Math Olympiad Level K
M201 - Math Olympiad Level 1
M202 - Math Olympiad Level 2
Explore - Grades 3 - 5
If a student has intense curiosity about numbers, learns math concepts quickly, and demonstrates the ability to think abstractly at a young age, it is likely that he or she is talented in math. The student may be bored with the math class at school, show signs of underachieving, and consequently suffer untapped potentials. We believe a solution is to guide the student to explore the art of problem solving, which makes math fun, interesting and challenging.
Our introductory curriculum is designed to build a solid problem solving foundation integrated with mental math, logical reasoning and communication skills training. Developing critical thinking abilities and lifelong learning skills promote students's motivation and excitement about learning math and problem solving.
Expand - Grades 6 - 8
With a solid problem solving foundation, a talented student will be in an advantageous position to expand learning beyond school math instruction, and well prepared to take on the most rigorous math and science curriculum when entering high school. EXPAND Programs continue development of problem solving, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, time-management, test-taking and study skills.
We mentor gifted students through math competitions to build their self-confidence in applying their problem solving skills in interactive environments. We believe these experiences motivate them to develop passion, challenge the boundaries, and build success in life.
We create our curriculum to enable our students to complete Geometry in their 8th grade, if not earlier. We offer two problem solving tracks.
Math Olympiad Track
Excel - Grades 9 - 12
We help gifted students excel in the most challenging high school math and science classes and complete their math and science graduation requirements before 11th grade so that they can take college-level classes in their junior and senior years in high school. Avid Academy students will have time to build more attractive profiles for applying to highly selective colleges.
Our curriculum is designed to integrate problem solving training, academic competitions, and preparation for PSAT, SAT and AP exams to achieve stellar grades, excellent test scores, thoughtful academic research, and attractive competition results to maximize admission chances to elite colleges. We mentor our students in brainstorming science fair research projects, searching for scholarships and summer opportunities with universities and businesses, applying strengths or passions in leadership and community service activities, and exploring careers. By the time our students start their college application process, they have all the key components to present their unique portfolio—GPA, test scores, awards/scholarships, research projects, intern/work experience, leadership, community services, essay topics, career plan, and interview skills.
M212 - Math Olympiad Level 12, USAJMO and USAMO