IDEA MATH 2016 Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area Registration is available now

2016 IDEA MATH Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area


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Location? Daniel Webster College, 20 University Drive, Nashua, NH 03063

When? Residential students arrive on July 2nd and departure on July 17th, 2016. The classes starts on July 3rd.

There are 12 full academic days in this program, they are:

  • 1st Academic Block: July 3 6, 2016
  • 2nd Academic Block: July 8 11, 2016
  • 3rd Academic Block: July 13 16, 2016

Who? Students entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2016 - 2017 school year.

Why? 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.

How? 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.

What are some unique strengths of IDEA MATH that distinguish it from other (summer/winter/online/weekend) math programs?

The unique strengths of IDEA MATH can be summarized as follows:

1. Comprehensive and well-tested teaching materials, modeled after the training materials of the Phillips Exeter Academy math team

2. Strong team of instructors, consisting of front-line teachers, coaches, and top former students

3. Emphasis on student leadership and the development of an attitude conducive to learning

4. Focus on schools and the local math community

For more details, please visit our FAQ page.

Courses Offered

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. (Please visit the curriculum grid.)

In order to meet the needs of the students with different mathematical backgrounds, IDEA MATH offers eight major/core series:

PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, RP1, RC1.

For more advanced students, we also offer selected series (or selected topics from the following series:

RP2*, RC2, RP3*, RC3*, EP1*, EC1*, EP2*, EC2*, EP3*.

*: availability depends on enrollment

Please visit the curriculum grid for course descriptions. If you are not certain about the exact course you should take, make sure that the detailed academic background information is updated in your account and register for a course that is relatively fit your background and needs. After you are enrolled (admitted and tuition paid in full), our academic team will work with you to find the best fit course for you to study at our program.

Schedule

Residential students arrive on July 2nd and departure on July 17th, 2016. The classes starts on July 3rd.

There are 12 full academic days in this program, they are:

  • 1st Academic Block: July 3 6, 2016
  • 2nd Academic Block: July 8 11, 2016
  • 3rd Academic Block: July 13 16, 2016

The following is the daily schedule on an academic day:

   7:30 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.    Breakfast
   8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.    Day students arrive
   9:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.    Morning Math and Physics classes
   12:15 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.    Lunch and free time
   2:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.    Afternoon Math and Physics classes
   5:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.    Dinner and supervised activities
   5:15 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.    Day students depart (buses depart at 5:30 P.M.)
   7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.    Supervised recreational and academic activities
   9:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M.    Social gathering
   10:45 P.M.    Lights out

Day students who wish to attend supervised evening recreational and academic activities at the residential program may do so for an additional fee. The cost will be $200 (including dinner and all activities).

We offer school bus transportation from Lexington and Westford to Daniel Webster. Extra charge will apply and space is limited.

For day students, there will be two bus routes to the program location; Bus 1 from Lexington High School to DWC; Bus 2 from Westford Valley Plaza to DWC. The bus fee is $120 per person for entire program (14 days) and $10 per ride.

To apply for our program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

Early

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Residential March 31, 2016 $30 April 30, 2016 $3085
Day March 31, 2016 $30 April 30, 2016 $1585

Regular

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Residential April 30, 2016 $30 May 30, 2016** $3385
Day April 30, 2016 $30 May 30, 2016** $1785

Note: We will offer a $200 tuition scholarship/discount to each residential student ($100 tuition scholarship/discount to each day student) who meets any one (or more) of the following statuses in either 2015 or 2016 or both: MATHCOUNTS National Round participant, USAJMO qualifier, and USAMO qualifier. A copy of proof is needed.

* The application is ONLY considered completed when the application fee (applied to all students) is paid in full.

** Tuition paid after this date will depend on space availability and extra charges may apply.

Tuition Refund Policy

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before June 10th, 2016 Paid Tuition - $100
After June 10th, before June 30th, 2016 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 25, before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund