Contact Info
Mail: IDEA MATH, P.O. Box 338
Exeter, NH 03833-0338
Mobile Phone: (603)686-1706
Fax: (603)772-2336
Email: info@ideamath.org
IDEA MATH Curriculum
IDEA MATH provides extensive curriculum. Our courses are intended for able students desiring to expand their mathematics knowledge beyond regular classroom settings. We emphasize study skills (such as taking notes, oral and written presentations, and listening, observing, and organization etc.). We believe in studying math via problem solving as a medium to develop students' learning interests, problem solving, 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.
IDEAMATH Curriculum grid - Extra-Curricular
School Enrichment Component | Extra-curricular Component | Intended For | |
Math Roots | Pre-Algebra (part 1) | Number sense, shapes and figures, counting basics, patterns recognition, arithmetic techniques, and word problems. Contest reference: CML, Intro AMC8. |
Able and interested 4th and 5th graders. |
Math Buds | Pre-Algebra (part 2) | Number sense, shapes and figures, counting basics, patterns recognition, arithmetic techniques, and word problems. Contest reference: CML, Intro AMC8. |
Able and interested 5th and 6th graders who have good command on Pre-Algebra and some experience on extracurricular activities. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH Pre-Algebra course or equivalent.) |
PC1 | Integrated Math 1 (part 1): Algebra 1 based |
Math Challenges Level 1 (MC1) Contest reference: Intro to medium level AMC8 and school rounds of MathCounts |
Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have excellent command on Pre-Algebra (some familiarity with Algebra 1 is welcome) and some experience on extracurricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH PC0 course or equivalent.) |
PC2 | Integrated Math 1 (part 2): Algebra 1 based |
Math Challenges Level 2 (MC2) Contest reference: Medium level AMC8, intro level AMC10, school and chapter rounds of MathCounts |
Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have good command on Algebra and experience on extracurricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent. (For example, students who have completed IDEA MATH PC1 course or equivalent.) |
PCX | Integrated Math 2 (part 1) Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based |
Math Challenges Level 3 (MC3) Contest reference: Advanced level AMC8, intro to medium level AMC 10, chapter and state rounds of MathCounts |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH PC2 course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 90.) |
UC1 | Integrated Math 2 (part 2) Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based |
Math Challenges Level 4 (MC4) Contest reference: Medium level AMC 10, intro level AMC12 and AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH PCX course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 105.) |
UC2 | Integrated Math 3 (part 1) Advanced Algebra 2 and Geometry and Trigonometry based |
Math Challenges Level 5 (MC5) Contest reference: Medium to advanced level AMC 10, medium level AMC12, intro to medium level AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts, intro to medium level HMNT |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC1 course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an AMC10 score close to 120.) |
UC3 | Integrated Math 3 (part 2) Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and Analytic geometry (include parametric equations/vectors/3-D geometry) based |
Math Challenges Level 6 (MC6) Contest reference: Advanced level AMC 10, medium level AMC12 and AIME, state and national rounds of MathCounts, medium level HMNT |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC2 course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an AIME score close to 6.) |
RC1/MO1 | What is proof? | Math Challenges Level 7 (MC7) Contest reference: Advanced level AMC10 and AMC12, medium to advanced level AIME and HMNT, intro level HMMT |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH UC3 course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an USAJMO/USAMO index close to USAJMO/USAMO cutoff.) |
RC2/MO2 | Introduction to Math Olympiads | Math Challenges Level 8 Contest reference: Advanced level AMC10 and AMC12, medium to advanced level AIME and HMNT, medium level HMMT -- optional |
Students who have completed IDEA MATH RC1/MO1 course or equivalent. (As a general reference, students shall have an solid performance in USAJMO/USAMO.) |
MO3 | Mathematics Olympiads | Math Challenges Level 9 (MC9) and Topics in higher mathematics | Students who have completed IDEA MATH RC2/MO2 course or equivalent. |
MO4 | Advanced Mathematics Olympiads | Math Challenges Level 10 (MC10) and Topics in higher mathematics | Students who have completed IDEA MATH MO3 course or equivalent. |
IDEAMATH Curriculum grid - School Enrichment Courses
School Extension Components | Intended For | |
Pre-Algebra (part 1) | Pre-Algebra based, problem-solving oriented | Able and interested 4th and 5th graders |
Pre-Algebra (part 2) | Pre-Algebra based, problem-solving oriented | Able and interested 5th and 6th graders |
Integrated Math 1 (part 1) | Algebra 1 based, problem-solving oriented | Able and interested 6th and 7th graders |
Integrated Math 1 (part 2) | Algebra 1 based, problem-solving oriented | Able and interested 6th and 7th graders |
Integrated Math 2 (part 1) | Advanced Algebra 1 and Geometry based, problem-solving oriented | Able and interested 7th and 8th graders |
Integrated Math 2 (part 2) | Intro Algebra 2 and Geometry based | Able and interested 7th and 8th graders |
Integrated Math 3 (part 1) | Geometry and Trigonometry based | Able and interested 8th and 9th graders |
Integrated Math 3 (part 2) | Advanced Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, and Analytic geometry (include parametric equations/vectors/3-D geometry) based | Able and interested 8th and 9th graders |
Integrated Math 4 (part 1) | Pre-Calculus based (including 3-D geometry, analytic transformations, matrix and vector operations) | Able and interested 9th and 10th graders |
Integrated Math 4 (part 2) | Pre-Calculus based (including 3-D geometry, analytic transformations, matrix and vector operations) | Able and interested 9th and 10th graders |
Calculus (part 1) | Calculus AB based and much more | Able and interested 10th and 11th graders |
Calculus (part 2) | Calculus AB based and much more | Able and interested 10th and 11th graders |
Calculus (part 3) | Calculus BC based and much more | Able and interested 10th, 11th, 12th graders |
Calculus (part 4) | Calculus BC based and much more | Able and interested 10th, 11th, 12th graders |