Algebra Basics

A deep dive into the algebraic concepts which can be understood with just a Pre-Algebra background (prerequisite knowledge: decimals, fractions, and percents). These concepts form the majority of the early problems on MATHCOUNTS and AMC 8.

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Who Is This Course For?

Are you taking any math class from 5th Grade Math through Algebra, and in the top 10% of your class? Have you never taken any professional math competition classes at levels above Algebra? If you answered Yes to both, then this class is for you. It will transform your potential.

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Course Structure

This course contains 20 LIVE 1-hour video sessions, of which 16 are lessons, and 4 are exam review sessions that discuss the course's 4 practice 1-hour exams (homework). Each class is co-taught by 2 of our Stars. In total, there are over 150 problems.

Each lesson contains several problems which are meant to be unfamiliar to you, so that they inspire you to invent your own solutions. In our LIVE video class format, you propose your ideas, and we brainstorm together with you to construct a variety of alternative solutions using the class's own ideas. This actively involves you in discovering mathematics.

Each practice exam contains 20 problems, of which half are of average difficulty, and the other half are very challenging.

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Syllabus

Day 1

Estimation and simplifying of fractions; decimals; number sense techniques

Day 2

Complex fractions; mixed numbers; simplifying expressions; solving equations containing fractions; substitution; square roots; word problems; addition and subtraction of fractions; reciprocals

Day 3

Equivalent fractions; number line; least common denominator; estimations and operations on mixed numbers

Day 4

Applications of proportions; percents and rates; solving equations with variables

Day 5

Rates and proportion; applications of rates; word problems

Day 6

Similar figures; 3-D solids; geometric sequences

Day 7

Applications of percents; decimals; and rates; cost analysis; percent increase and decrease

Day 8

Applications of percents; decimals; and rates; cost analysis; percent increase and decrease

Day 9

Applications to accounting; word problems; unit cost; cost analysis; percents

Day 10

Estimation; applications to cost; average; rates

Day 11

Applications of ratios and rates; circumference; prime factors; fractions; decimals

Day 12

Complex ratios and proportions; fractions

Day 13

Rate-time problems; reciprocals; adding and simplifying fractions; factors

Day 14

Applications of rates; rate-time-distance problems

Day 15

Rates; harmonic average; applications of rates; word problems

Day 16

Rates; acceleration; word problems; arithmetic sum; interpreting graphs

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We have LIVE and self-paced versions of this course. We strongly recommend the LIVE format, as it has been carefully designed to be so engaging that students fall in love with challenge. There has never been anything like it before. All times are in the USA Eastern Time Zone, and will follow the USA Daylight Savings Time adjustment on Sun Nov 6.

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For students who cannot match our schedule, or who are already particularly motivated, our self-paced version contains all of Prof. Loh's teaching on this subject. Enroll by choosing the format you prefer:

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