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 Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area

Registration   Tuition   Courses    Schedule    Staff    FAQ   


General Information

What? IDEA MATH Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area

When? July 3rd (arrival day residential student) to July 18th (departure day for residential student)

There are 12 full academic days in this program. These academic days are: July 4, 5, 6, 7 (first academic block); July 9, 10, 11, 12 (second academic block); July 14, 15, 16, 17(third academic block)

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

Who? Students entering 6th to 12th grade in school year 2014 - 2015.

Why?IDEA MATH provides in-depth enrichment in important mathematical areas, particularly in the fields from which contests 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 Ideamath that distinguishes it from other (summer/winter/online/weekend) math programs?

The first and one of the most critical and unique assets that Ideamath has is its curriculum and teaching materials. Ideamath's print-outs, practice tests, and other teaching materials are inspired by a compilation of over a decade of training materials of Phillips Exeter Academy math team, one of the nation's strongest. Not only does the material cover a wide breadth of topics, it is also structured in a clean and thoughtful way, optimized by years of teaching and training. From the basic topics, such as introductory algebra, counting, and geometry, to complex and deeper materials at the Olympiad level and beyond, Ideamath's unique teaching material provides the firm groundwork for instructors to design a more effective and structured curriculum.

The second and equally unique asset is Ideamath's strong team of experienced teachers. Ideamath's instructors consist of front-line teachers, math team coaches, and former students of the program, all of whom have taught middle school and high school students for several years. As a testament to the flexibility and strength of our teaching, Ideamath does not have an entrance exam: we are confident that we can find an appropriate place in our extensive curriculum to fit any student, regardless of his/her background. Our teaching staff is attentive of each student's unique learning style, and will work to tailor each class depending on his or her specific needs. For more information about Ideamath's instructors and their credentials, please visit http://ideamath.org/staff.htm.

Finally, the third unique asset of Ideamath is its emphasis on culture and behavior. While learning mathematics is the primary focus of the program, it certainly is not its only goal. Instead, the program pays special effort to cultivate in each student an attitude conducive to learning. It is our philosophy that in the long run, cultivating a good mindset far outweighs the benefit of learning a specific material. Simply put, when a student learns a mathematical knowledge, it will serve him/her throughout his/her school years. When a student learns how to be a good learner, it will serve the student for the rest of his/her life.

Concretely, Ideamath instructors guide students not to brag about their achievements and rush ahead, but rather to develop patience and maturity. Students are expected to, at the guidance of the instructors, become teachers themselves by helping their peers. This way, not only does the student develop a deeper understanding of the material, he/she also gains leadership and maturity that will enrich his/her learning experience.

Student Conduct Guideline

Please review the IDEA MATH Handbook, General Student Conduct Guidelines, Student Academic Guidelines, below for general expectations of students and staff.

Handbook

General Student Conduct Guideline

Student Academic Guidelines

Courses Offered

IDEA MATH provides an extensive cunrriculum (http://www.ideamath.org/Curriculum.htm#grid).

In our summer and weekend programs, in order to meet the needs of the students with different mathematical backgrounds, we always offer nine major/core series

PC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, UC1, UC2, UC3, RC1, RP1

In each of these programs, for the most advanced students, we also offer selected series (or selected topics from these series)

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

In this IDEA MATH Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area, for interested students who have completed 9th grade and have been placed into to RC1 course or above, they can take Physics for half of the day and math for the other half. These courses are listed as

RC#-Y1/Y2 and RP#-Y1/Y2.

Course list:

 
PC1-E
PC2-E
PC3-E
PC4-E
UC1-E
UC2-E
UC3-E
RC1-E
RP1-E
RC2-E*
RP2-E*
EC1-E*
EP2-E*
RC#-Y1/Y2*
RP#-Y1/Y2*

*: availability depends on enrollment

Please visit curriculum grid for course descriptions.

Schedule

July 3rd (arrival day residential student) to July 18th (departure day for residential student)

There are 12 full academic days in this program. These academic days are: July 4, 5, 6, 7 (first academic block); July 9, 10, 11, 12 (second academic block); July 14, 15, 16, 17(third academic block)

The following is the daily schedule on a 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 class
   12:15 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.    Lunch and free time
   2:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.    Afternoon Math and Physics classs
   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 5:30PM)
   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

Registration /Tuition Schedule and Amount

Early

  Registration Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Residential March 31, 2015 $30 April 30, 2015 $2985
Day March 31, 2015 $30 April 30, 2015 $1485

Regular

  Registration Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Residential May 15th, 2015 $30 June 10, 2015** $3315
Day May 15th, 2015 $30 June 10, 2015** $1685

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

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

For residential students, we provide airport transportation from Boston Logan Airport to program location between 11:00 am 5:00 pm of July 3rd, 2015. If students arrive outside this window and needs transportation, the transportation service will be arranged with $50 surcharge.

For day students, there will be two bus route to program location; Bus 1 from Lexington High School to DWC; Bus 2 from Westford Valley Plaza to DWC. The bus fee is $100 per person for whole program and $5 per ride.

Tuition Refund Policy

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before May 25th, 2015 Paid Tuition - $100
After June 5th , before June 15th, 2015 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 15 before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund