2017 IDEA MATH Summer Program at Dallas, Texas.

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Location? Frisco/Plano Area, Dallas, TX

When? June 5 - June 16, 2017 (no classes during weekends, total of 10 academic days)

Who*? Students entering grades 5 to 9 in the 2017 - 2018 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 anattitude 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.

In order to meet the needs of the students with different mathematical backgrounds, IDEA MATH projects** the following course offers: PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1.

PC1: PC1M1, PC1M2, SamplePC1Algebra, SamplePC1Combinatorics, SamplePC1Geometric, SamplePC1NT, SamplePC1PracticeTest

PC2: PC2M1, PC2M2, SamplePC2Algebra, SamplePC2Comb, SamplePC2Geo, SamplePC2NT

PCX: PCXA, PCXC, PCXG, PCXN, PCXT, SamplePCXAlgebra, SamplePCXComb, SamplePCXGeo, SamplePCXNT, SamplePCXPracticeTest

UC1: UC1A, UC1C, UC1G, UC1N, UC1T, SampleUC1Algebra, SampleUC1Comb, SampleUC1Geo, SampleUC1NT, SampleUC1PracticeTest

** Important notes for course availability/selection and placement:

The above lists consist of projected courses we offer in this program. Two of the major strength of our program -- a strong academic team and a full range of materials -- allow us to provide proper new courses/groups to meet the needs of the student body.

Some courses might run multiple sections -- we do our best to make sure our classes are small sized classes.

Starting in mid May, we review enrolled students' background and work with them on placement and/or projected placement levels. The purpose of the placement test is to group students with similar backgrounds together, and our teachers will find proper materials to work with each group/section.

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.

Day classes schedule:

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

To apply for our program, please click here.

Payment Schedule

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Full Day (9:00 am - 4:45 pm) April 30, 2017 $30 May 15, 2017 $1485
Half Day(morning 9:00 am 12:15 pm or afternoon 1:30 pm to 4:45 pm) April 30, 2017 $30 May 15, 2017 $795

Note: We will offer a $100 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):
    2016 or 2016 MATHCOUNTS National Round Participants
    2016 or 2016 USAJMO qualifier
    2016 or 2016 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.

Please check Application page for how to submit applications.

** 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.

Tuition Refund Policy

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

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before May 22, 2017 Paid Tuition - $100
After May 23, before June 1, 2017 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 1 before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund