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
 

2015 IDEA MATH Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area

Application    Payment    Schedule    Staff    FAQ   


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

When? July 3rd (arrival day for residential students) 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)

Who? Students entering grades 6 to 12 in the 2015 - 2016 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.

Student Conduct Guidelines

Please review the IDEA MATH Handbook, General Student Conduct Guidelines, and Student Academic Guidelines

below for general expectations of students and staff.

Handbook

General Student Conduct Guidelines

Student Academic Guidelines

Courses Offered

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

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

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 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

To apply for our program, please click here. [x1].

Payment Schedule

Early

  Application 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

  Application 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

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 2014 or 2015 or both: MATHCOUNTS National Round participant, USAJMO qualifier, and USAMO qualifier. A copy of proof is needed.

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).

* The application is ONLY condiered 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.

Please log in to your account, then click the tuition button to pay the tuition online.

Transportation arrangements to the program

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

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 $100 per person for entire 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 15th, before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund