IDEA MATH 2018 - 2019 Year Round Program at New York City

Registration    Placement    Payment    Course    Calendar    Staff   

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

When?  The year-round program at Speyer Legacy School runs from September 2018 to May 2019. This program has two sessions - Fall Session and Spring Session.

Who*?  Programs are intended for students from the 4th to 11th grades

What  Our year-round program offers three programs during the school year. Students may enroll in combinations of the classes depending on their learning goals. Math Enrichment builds students' understanding of the material they are likely to encounter in the standard school curriculum. Math Challenges is for students pursuing extra-curricular mathematics beyond the school curriculum and who are interested in competitive mathematics. In addition, focused contest preparation is also offered prior to AMC 8/10/12 and AIME competition.

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

Courses Offered*

School Enrichment Courses

 Courses  Date  Time
 Integrated Math 1 (IM1)  Tuesday  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 Integrated Math 2 (IM2)  Tuesday  5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Extra-Curricular Courses

 Courses  Date  Time
 PreAlgebra I  Sunday  10:00 am - 11:30 am
 PreAlgebra II  Sunday  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
 MC1  Sunday  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 MC2  Sunday  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 MC3  Sunday  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
 MC4  Sunday  12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
 MC5/6  Sunday  10:00 am - 1:00 pm

In addition to year-round extra-curricular classes, IDEA MATH also offers AMC 8/10/12 and AIME preparation classes. For details, please click here.

* All classes will only be offered when minimum students enrolled.

Placement and Placement Test

The course list consists of projected courses we offer in this program. Two of the major strengths 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. Therefore, the schedule is subject to change based on actual enrollment and staff availability.

The IDEA MATH academic team will 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 so that our teachers can find the 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 seems to roughly 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 fitting course for you to study at our program.

Please click this link to register for placement test. It is important for each new applicant to answer all questions accurately and provide detailed information. In particular, age, high school graduation year,detailed math background -- courses taken, official contests taken and official scores (rather than ranks).

Placement test fee is non-refundable. An extra charge may be applied if a student wishes to change testing dates after registering and paying for the placement test. If you would like to request a different placement test, please email us and an additional charge may be applied.

Placement Test Schedule

Note that registration is only the first step of towards enrollment. Enrollment (for each session) is completed only after the tuition is paid in full.

Session 1 Placement Test Schedule (Class Time: Sept. 2018 - Dec. 2018)

Placement Test Date Placement Test Time* Placement Test Location Registration By** Test Fee
Sept. 9, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Speyer Legacy School, 925 9th Ave., New York, New York.
(sign up for placement test)
Sept. 7, 2018 $50

Session 2 Placement Test Schedule (Class Time: Feb. 2019 - May 2019)

Placement Test Date Placement Test Time* Placement Test Location Registration By** Test Fee
Dec. 9, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Speyer Legacy School, 925 9th Avenue, New York, New York Dec. 7, 2018 $50

* Placement Test consists of 150 minutes session. Students should arrive the testing location 10 minutes prior test.

** $75 will be charged if registered after this date.

Registration

Returning students: Students who have attended an IDEA MATH program in the past academic year (i.e. have participated in our 2017-2018 year-round program, 2017-2018 online program or 2018 summer program) can register for the 2018 - 2019 year-round program (with the recommended class from IDEA MATH academic team) directly by logging into their account and registering. For questions regarding course placement recommendations, please contact info@ideamath.org. It is important for returning students to review and update their academic background information at least once a year.

New students: New applicants who wish to register for the year-round program should create an account and enter information about their mathematical background. New applicants can then check the placement test schedule and sign up for a placement test before registration. All new students are welcome to contact the IDEA Math staff at info@ideamath.org for information or any questions on which placement test to take.

It is important for each new applicant to answer all questions accurately and provide detailed information. In particular, age, high school graduation year, detailed math background -- courses taken, official contests taken and official scores (rather than ranks) should be included.

To log in or create an account , please click here.

To check our placement test schedule , please click here.

Registration and Tuition Payment Schedule

Session 1 Tuition Schedule (Class Time: Sept. 2018 - Jan. 2018)

Courses Registered By* Tuition Paid By* Tuition Amount**
MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, IM1, IM2 Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 $1185
PreAlgebra I, PreAlgebra II Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 $985
MC 5/6 Sept. 12, 2018 Sept. 12, 2018 $1585

Session 2 Tuition Schedule (Class Time: Jan. 2019 - May 2019)

Courses Registered By* Tuition Paid By* Tuition Amount**
MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, IM1, IM2 Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 8, 2019 $1185
PreAlgebra I, PreAlgebra II Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 8, 2019 $985
MC 5/6 Jan. 8, 2019 Jan. 8, 2019 $1585

*Students who are new to our program, please make sure you sign up for placement test , click here to check placement test schedule and sign up.

*The tuition payment is due on this date. Enrollment after this date will depend on space availability and a late fee ($100 or more) will be applied to the tuition.

**The tuition payment is independent to student's course placement because the tuition is for the program, not for a specific course. IDEA MATH staff work with students on course placement by reviewing their academic backgrounds, assigning placement test levels, reviewing placement test work, and more. IDEA MATH staff make the final decision on students' course placements. (Please see our Course Placement Policy section for details.) All tuition refund for withdrawing will be processed based on the refund policy.

Contact IDEA MATH

As always, we welcome parents' specific academic questions about our curriculum and teaching styles, as well as students' class-work and preparation. Please contact info@ideamath.org.

School Calendar

Session 1 - School Enrichment Courses Class Dates

 Course  Dates
 Integrated Math 1
(Tuesdays)
 Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2018 (bad weather makeup date Dec. 18, 2018)
 Integrated Math 2
(Tuesdays)
 Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 2018 (bad weather makeup date Dec. 18 2018)

Session 1 - Extra Curricular Courses Class Dates

 Course  Dates
 PreAlgebra I
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 PreAlgebra II
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 MC1
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 MC2
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 MC3
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 MC4
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)
 MC5/6
(Sundays)
 Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 18, Dec. 2, 9, 2018 ((bad weather makeup date: Dec. 16, 2018)

Session 2 - School Enrichment Courses Class Dates

 Course  Dates
 Integrated Math 1
(Fridays)
 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 26, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 9, 30, May 7, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 14, 2019)
 Integrated Math 2
(Fridays)
 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 26, Mar. 5, Apr. 2, 9, 30, May 7, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 14, 2019)

Session 2 - Extra Curricular Courses Class Dates

 Course  Dates
 PreAlgebra I
(Saturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 PreAlgebra II
(Saturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 MC1
(Ssturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 MC2
(Saturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 MC3
(Saturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 MC4
(Saturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)
 MC5/6
(Ssturdays)
 Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, May 5, 12, 2019 ((bad weather makeup date: May 19, 2019)

Tuition Refund Policy For Each Session

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
After tuition being paid before 1st class day of the program Paid Tuition - $100
After 1st class of the program and before the 2nd class day of the program Paid Tuition - $300
After 2nd class of the program and before the 3rd class day of the program Paid Tuition - $485
After 3rd class No refund

Please note application fee/registration fee/placement testing fee is non-refundable.

To request a refund and withdraw your student, please send a complete request in writing to info@ideamath.org You must include the payee name and mailing address matching the information in the student's account in order for your request to be deemed complete and submitted. Please include "Refund Request" and the student's name in the subject line. The amount of the refund will be based on the time that a complete request is submitted; incomplete requests will not be deemed to meet deadlines for withdrawal.

If the student is ill and chooses to withdraw from the program we can offer prorated credit towards a future program. A note from a licensed physician is required. The same policy applies if the IDEA MATH staff determine that your student must withdraw due to illness in order to protect the health and welfare of other students.

For all purposes related to this refund policy, a day shall be deemed to begin at 12:01am local time in the time zone in which the program is being held.