Complementary AMC 10/12 Prep Session (for currently enrolled students only)

This program has completed.

If you have any inquiries please contact us.


A Free 90 minutes Autumn Contest Prep session


Oct. 8, 2021


For students who are currently enrolled in IDEA MATH extra-curriculum, contest edge and school enrichment programs


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.


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.

Zoom Class Policies

To protect students' privacy, we ask our students to:

  1. Always use student's full name along with IDEA MATH ID to join Zoom classes. Only enrolled students are allowed to join our LIVE classes.
  2. Turn on video and audio during the class.
  3. No recording or taking photos is allowed.

For more detailed online class policy please visit here.

What are the 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 once used by our academic director Dr. Zuming Feng in his work with the Phillips Exeter Academy Red Lion (PEARL) math club/team and Math Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP). (Go here for more references on curriculum info. )
  2. Strong team of instructors, consisting of front-line teachers, coaches, and top former students. (Find more staff info. )
  3. Emphasis on student leadership and the development of an attitude conducive to learning.
  4. Focus on schools and the local math communities.

For more details, please visit our FAQ page.


As always, we welcome parents' specific academic questions about our curriculum and teaching styles, as well as students' class-work and preparation. Please contact sure to include the following info in your email subject: student's full name, 4-digit IDEA MATH ID, and intended program.

Courses Offered

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. The course list shown below consists of projected courses we will 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 create new courses/groups to meet the needs of the students body. Therefore, the course list (and course schedule) is subject to change based on actual enrollment and staff availability.

Courses* Date** Time**
AMC 10 Beginner Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US ET)
AMC 10 Intermediate/ AMC 12 Beginner Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US ET)
AMC 10 Advanced / AMC 12 Intermediate Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US ET)
Advanced AMC 12 Friday (Oct. 8, 2021) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US ET)

* Each course will only be offered when a minimum number of students have enrolled. Some courses might run multiple sections. To maintain the high standard of our students' learning experience, class sizes will be limited to 30 students

** All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone.

Academic team

Academic Director

Dr. Zuming Feng


Mr. Ivan Borsenco

Dr. Zachary Franco

Mr. Xiaopeng Gong

Mr. Chris Jeuell

Dr. Yanfei Li

Mr. Alex Song

Dr. Celine Sun

Mr. Tao Tu

Mr. Steven Xu