High School Competitive Mathematics I
- Grade 8+
Take your math skills up a notch to prepare yourself for contests like the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) at a higher level (AMC 10, 12). You’ll expand upon previous competition prep by tackling challenging concepts in algebra, geometry, and precalculus.
During synchronous virtual class meetings, we’ll cover various strategies while completing contest-style problems using lessons, practice tests, and videos to learn and review the material and develop your competition skills. Timed practice AMC 10 and 12 exams will help prepare you for real competitions. Your assigned CTY instructor will be available for learning support and one-on-one review sessions.
The recommended length of enrollment for this course is 3 months.
Help room meeting times (optional): Tuesday – 8 p.m. ET
Time Commitment: 3-6 hours per week (1 hour optional meeting, 3-5 hours independent work).
Enrollment and tuition are time-based—students may enroll in a course by selecting an open class below. Students will progress at their own pace, with guidance from instructors who strive to meet individual needs. Note: You will need to have an active CTY Account to complete registration through MyCTY.
Synchronous class meetings typically last about an hour.
Testing and Prerequisites
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Course PrerequisitesHigh School Competitive Mathematics I requires:
Successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and Competitive Mathematics Prep or equivalent; completion of Algebra II and prior participation in AMC 10 recommended
Cost and Financial Aid
- Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
- Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)
Financial Aid is available
We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.
Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book Title: The Art of Problem Solving, Vol. 1: The Basics, 7th Edition
Author: Sandor Lehoczky, Richard Rusczyk
ISBN-13: 978-0977304561, ISBN-10: 0977304566
This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.
This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.
About Mathematics at CTY
Our online Mathematics courses—spanning elementary through college-level curricula—cover a wide range of topics, from algebra and geometry to chess, cryptology, and AP Calculus and are guided by expert instructors. You’ll join group sessions with classmates to ensure you stay on track with challenging course content. Whether you’re looking for pure math fun and enrichment, to move up the math ladder and advance your honors and AP (and beyond) academic standing, or to train for mathematics competitions, there’s a CTY course that’s right for you.
Join the exciting world of competitive math
Participate in the High School Math Club or enroll in 7 IP courses: Math Olympiad for Elementary School Students, Middle School Competitive Math I, Middle School Competitive Math II, Middle School Competitive Math III, Competitive Mathematics Prep, Competitive Mathematics I, Competitive Mathematics II.