2018 IDEA MATH Summer Program at New York, New York.

Application    Placement    Payment    Schedule   

Location? Speyer Legacy School, 925 9th Ave., New York, New York

When? June 11 - June 22, 2018

Who*? Students entering grades 4 to 9 in the 2018 - 2019 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 and Schedule

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum.

 Courses  Time  Intended For
 Math Roots  9:15 am - 12:30 pm  Able and interested 4th and 5th graders
(Placement test required for new students)
 Math Buds  1:15 pm - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 5th and 6th graders who have good command on Pre-Algebra and some experience on extra curricular activities
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PC1  9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have excellent command on Pre-Algebra and some familiarity with Algebra 1 and some experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PC2  9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th graders who have good command on Algebra 1 and some experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 PCX  9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Able and interested 6th, 7th, 8th graders who have excellent command on Algebra 1 and good experience on extra curricular activities such as AMC8 and MathCounts or equivalent
(Placement test required for new students.)

Daily schedule:

All Day

   8:45 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.    Students arrive
   9:00 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.    Morning math classes
   12:15 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.    Lunch break*
   1:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.    Afternoon math classes
   4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.    Students depart

We will not provide students with lunch. Students will bring their own lunch.

Half Day

   9:00 A.M. - 9:15 A.M.    Students arrive
   9:15 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.    Morning Class
   12:30 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.    Morning class students depart
   1:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.    Afternoon class students arrive
   1:15 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.    Afternoon math
   4:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.    Students depart

Placement and Placement Test

Many students will take the placement test in early April. You may select a placement test level when you register for this summer program. The purpose of the placement test is to group students with similar backgrounds together, and then our teachers will find proper materials to work with each group/section.

   Targeted course   Math Roots/Math Buds   PC1/PC2   PCX
   Corresponding Placement Test   T0   T1   T2

Application

To apply for our program, please click here register and detailed instruction can be found at registration instruction.

Payment Schedule

Early

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Half Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) March 15, 2018 $30 April 18, 2018** $1285
Full Day Classes March 15, 2018 $30 April 18, 2018** $2185

Regular

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Half Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) April 1, 2018 $30 May 10, 2018** $1385
Full Day Classes April 1, 2018 $30 May 10, 2018** $2385

Note: We will offer a $75 tuition scholarship/discount (full day program only) to each student who meets any one (or more) of the following (please note one discount per person per program):
    2017 or 2018 MATHCOUNTS National Round Participants
    2017 or 2018 USAJMO qualifier
    2017 or 2018 USAMO qualifier
A copy of proof is needed. Scholarship check will be given to each qualified student upon his or her completion of the program.

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

** After this date, a late fee will be applied to the tuition.

Pay Tuition

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Tuition Refund Policy

Please note $30 application fee/registration fee is non-refundable.

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before May 22, 2018 Paid Tuition - $100
After May 23, before June 1, 2018 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 1 before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund