Contact Info
Mail: IDEA MATH, P.O. Box 338
Exeter, NH 038330338
Mobile Phone: (603)6861706
Fax: (603)7722336
Email: info@ideamath.org
IDEAMATH Curriculum for the 2014 fall to 2015 summer
IDEA Math offers 18 levels of math courses (PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, RC1, RC2, RC3, RP1, RP2, RP3, EC1, EC2, EC3, EP1, EP2, EP3) and 2 levels of joint mathphysics courses, with each course consisting of three modules. (The leading letters of our courses P, U, R, E are taken in that order from the word pure; the middle letter C and P stands for “Computation Based” and “Proof Based” respectively.) As our programs occur during different times of the year and with differing lengths, we have tailored combinations of these modules to form various series of classes that we offer at our programs, with the goal always to best meet the needs of each group of students and to maximize their learning experience.
Our courses are intended for able students desiring to expand their mathematics knowledge far beyond regular classroom settings. We emphasize study skills (such as taking notes, oral and written presentations, and listening, etc.). We believe in studying math via problem solving as a medium to develop students’ learning interests and critical thinking abilities. Our courses cover a board range of topics with more depth than most contests require. While our programs are not intended to be boot camps for contest preparations, many of our students participate in contests and do well in them. The following table provides some simplified connections between our courses and certain math contests.
PCX (Essential Computational Mathematics Part 3, covering materials from IDEAMATH PCXM1/PCXM2) IDEAMATH PCXM1 Related contests: AMC8, AMC10, MathCounts (chapter/state), EMCC; IDEAMATH PCXM2;1. PC1 (Essential Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials from IDEAMATH Math 1 Part 1)
IDEAMATH PC1M1 Related contests: AMC8, MathCounts (school/chapter), EMCC;
IDEAMATH PC1M2;
2. PC2 (Essential Computational Mathematics Part 2, covering materials from IDEAMATH Math 1 Part 2)
IDEAMATH PC2M1 Related contests: AMC8, MathCounts (school/chapter), EMCC;
IDEAMATH PC2M2;
3. PCX (Essential Computational Mathematics Part 3, covering materials from IDEAMATH PCXM1/PCXM2)
IDEAMATH PCXM1 Related contests: AMC8, AMC10, MathCounts (chapter/state), EMCC;
IDEAMATH PCXM2;
4. PC4 (Invitation to Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH UC1M1/UC1M2)
PC4W1: IDEAMATH PC4M1 Related contests: AMC8, AMC10, MathCounts (chapter/state), EMCC;
PC4W2: IDEAMATH PC4M2;
5. UC1 (Invitation to Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH UC1M1/UC1M2)
UC1W1:IDEAMATH UC1M1 Related contests: AMC8, AMC10, MathCounts (chapter/state), EMCC;
UC1W2:IDEAMATH UC1M2;
6. UC2 (Invitation to Computational Mathematics Part 2, covering materials IDEA MATH UC2M1/UC2M2)
UC2W1: IDEAMATH UC2M1 Related contests: AMC10, MathCounts (state/national), EMCC, ARML, AIME;
UC2W2: IDEAMATH UC2M2;
7. UC3 (Invitation to Computational Mathematics Part 3, covering materials IDEA MATH UC3M1/UC3M2)
UC3W1: IDEAMATH UC3M1 Related contests: AMC10, MathCounts (state/national), EMCC, ARML, HMNT, AIME;
UC3W2: IDEAMATH UC3M2;
8. RC1 (Enhancement of Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH RC1M1/RC1M2)
RC1W1: IDEAMATH RC1M1 Related contests: AMC10, AMC12, ARML, HMNT, AIME;
RC1W2: IDEAMATH RC1M2;
9. RC2 (Enhancement of Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH RC2M1/RC2M2)
RC2W1: IDEAMATH RC2M1 Related contests: AMC12, ARML, HMNT, AIME, HMMT;
RC2W2: IDEAMATH RC2M2;
10.RC3 (Enhancement of Computational Mathematics Part 3, covering materials IDEA MATH RC3M1/RC3M2)
RC3W1: IDEAMATH RC3M1 Related contests: AMC12, AIME, HMMT;;
RC3W2: IDEAMATH RC3M2;
11.RP1 (Elements of Mathematics Olympiad Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH RP1M1/RP1M2)
RP1W1: IDEAMATH RP1M1 Related contests: ARML, HMNT, HMMT, USAJMO, EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO;
RP1W2: IDEAMATH RP1M2;
12. RP2 (Elements of Mathematics Olympiad Part 2, covering materials IDEA MATH RP2M1/RP2M2)
RP2W1: IDEAMATH RP2M1 Related contests: ARML, HMMT, USAJMO, EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO;
RP2W2: IDEAMATH RP2M2;
13. RP3 (Elements of Mathematics Olympiad Part 3, covering materials IDEA MATH RP3M1/RP3M2)
RP3W1: IDEAMATH RP3M1 Related contests: HMMT, USAJMO, EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO;
RP3W2: IDEAMATH RP3M2;
14. EC1 (Challenges in Computational Mathematics Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH EC1M1/EC1M2)
EC1W1: IDEAMATH EC1M1 Related contests: AIME, HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EC1W2: IDEAMATH EC1M2;
15. EC2 (Challenges in Computational Mathematics Part 2, covering materials IDEA MATH EC2M1/EC2M2)
EC2W1: IDEAMATH EC2M1 Related contests: HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EC2W2: IDEAMATH EC2M2;
16. EC3 (Challenges in Computational Mathematics Part 2, covering materials IDEA MATH EC3M1/EC3M2)
EC2W1: IDEAMATH EC2M1 Related contests: HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EC2W2: IDEAMATH EC2M2;
17. EP1 (Challenges in Mathematics Olympiad Part 1, covering materials IDEA MATH EP1M1/EP1M2)
EP1W1: IDEAMATH EP1M1 Related contests: HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EP1W2: IDEAMATH EP1M2;
18. EP2 (Challenges in Mathematics Olympiad Part 2, covering materials IDEA MATH EP2M1/EP2M2)
EP2W1: IDEAMATH EP2M1 Related contests: HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EP2W2: IDEAMATH EP2M2;
19. EP3 EP3 (Challenges in Mathematics Olympiad Part 3, covering materials IDEA MATH EP3M1/EP3M2)
EP3W1: IDEAMATH EP3M1 Related contests: HMMT, Math Olympiad (EGMO, Putnam, USAMO, IMO, etc.);
EP3W2: IDEAMATH EP3M2;
Variations
As our programs occur during different times of the year and with differing lengths, we have tailored combinations of our course modules to form various series of classes that we offer at our programs, always with the goal of best meeting the needs of each group of students and of maximizing their learning experience.
 Wseries are linked sequential courses offered at our weekend program and online program. These courses
are designed to give students a coherent, continuous curriculum appropriate stage of their mathematical development;
the focus is both on systematically building up important areas in mathematics as well as deepening and
strengthening students’ understanding of concepts that they have previously been exposed to.
Each course in this series has two sequential components (***W1 and ***W2); each component is designed for 30
academic hours (with ten 3hour meetings).
The two parts W1 and W2 (say, UC1W1 and UC1W2) combined form a regular course (say, UC1) we offer at our summer nonresidential program.  Cseries are contest courses. We offer these courses in the winter AMC123 program, when both MathCounts and the AMCs are fast approaching; as a result, these courses focus particularly on improving students' problemsolving and their ability to apply known techniques to more difficult problems. (For higher level courses, this also includes proof writing.) The materials are selected from our Wseries.
 Eseries arare extended version courses, with an emphasis on knowledge development, problem solving, and proof writing. These series are offered at our residential summer program, which, as our longest program, allows for greater topic coverage. The materials include our Wseries with additional supplements.
Lexington Session 1 
Lexington Session 2 
Online Session 1 
Online Session 2 
Winter Program AMC123 San Jose 
Summer Residential program (12 teaching days) 
Summer Nonresidential program (10 teaching days) 

PC1 PC1M1/PC1M2 
PC1W1  PC1W2  PC1E  PC1  
PC2 PC2M1/PC2M2 
PC2W1  PC2W2  PW2  PC2E  PC2  
PC3 PC3M1/PC3M2 
PC3W1  PC3W2  PW3  PC3E  PC3  
PC4 PC4M1/PC4M2 
PC4W1  PC4W2  PC4E  PC4  
UC1 UC1M1/UC1M2 
UC1W1  UC1W2  UC1W1  UC1W2  UC1E  UC1  
UC2 UC2M1/UC2M2 
UC2W1  UC2W2  UW2  UC2E  UC2  
UC3 UC3M1/UC3M2 
UC3W1  UC3W2  UW3  UC3E  UC3  
RC1 RC1M1/RC1M2 
RC1W1  RC1W2  RC1W1  RC1W2  RW1  RC1E  RC1 
RC2 RC2M1/RC2M2 
RC2W1  RC2W2  RC2E  RC2  
RC3 RC3M1/RC3M2 
RW2  
RP1 RP1M1/RP1M2 
RP1E  RP1  
RP2 RP2M1/RP2M2 
RP2W1  RP2W2  MO2  RP2E  RP2  
RP3 RP3M1/RP3M2 