2022 June Summer Online Program

Registration for this program is closed.

If you have any inquiries please contact us.

2022 Summer June Program and July Program registrations are open!
Join the first program info session Zoom Meeting on 2022/02/11 (Friday) starting at 8:00 PM (US Eastern time).
Join the second program info session (presented mainly in Chinese) Zoom Meeting on 2022/03/04 (Friday) starting at 8:00 PM (US Eastern time).
Join the third program info session Zoom Meeting on 2022/04/03 (Sunday) starting at 8:00 PM (US Eastern time).
When? 

June 6 to June 24, 2022 (15 academic days, 60 online class hours, weekdays only).

Who? 

Programs are intended for rising 4th to 12th graders.

Program Setup

IDEA MATH will offer its full range of courses via remote learning---Zoom based LIVE classes. Each course has 60 class hours. Students will take a 2-hour class in the afternoon (3:30 PM to 5:30 PM, US Eastern Time), and a 2-hour class in the evening (7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, US Eastern Time)---for 4 hours per day on weekdays, 20 = 4*5 hours (5 weekdays) per week, and 60 = 4*5*3 hours for whole program (3 weeks). We intend to cover our materials via our classroom activities. Hence daily HW amount is limited, if there is any.

The tuition for the Summer June Program is $1495 for 60 in-class hours (unit rate is $24.9 per hour) of teaching (and additional homework/test grading).

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.

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 details on our 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.

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---make sure to include the following info in your email subject: student's full name, 4-digit IDEA MATH ID, and intended program.

Courses Offered

In order to meet the needs of students with different mathematical backgrounds, the projected IDEA MATH June program course offerings are: PC0, PCA, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, XC7, MO1, MO2. When enrollments allow, we will also offer new courses such as XC9, MO3 and MO4 etc.

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.

Please visit detailed curriculum grid for a more complete reference of IDEA MATH course curriculums.

Course Schedule
Course* Day Class Time** (US ET) Evening Class Time** (US ET)
PC0 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
PCA 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
PC1 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
PC2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
PCX 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
UC1 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
UC2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
UC3 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
XC7 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
MO1 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm (US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)
MO2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm(US ET) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US ET)

Note: All course information can be found at our curriculum page here.

* 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 remain small---about 6 to 16 students for PC0/PCA courses, about 8 to 20 students for other courses.

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

Course Placement and Placement Test

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. Please see the projected course offerings below and their (main) corresponding placement levels. In general, each applicant not recently enrolled (that is, who has not completed an IDEA MATH course in the spring or summer of 2022) in our programs shall take a placement test in one of our open online/onsite placement test sessions. (For more details on our placement test/course placement process, please visit here.)

Placement Test Schedule
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Registered by Test Fee**
4:00 - 6:00 pm, April 3, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online March 30, 2022 $50
4:00 - 6:00 pm, April 10, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online April 7, 2022 $50
7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 1, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online April 25, 2022 $75
7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 15, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 10, 2022 $100
Special Placement Test Session
Online contact info@ideamath
for availability
$150

* Each placement test is 90 minutes long. Students should arrive at the testing location (onsite or online) 10 minutes prior to the test. All test times are in the US Eastern Time Zone.

** The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable; that is, it cannot be transferred from one applicant/student to another applicant/student, and it also cannot be transferred from a registered/chosen test session/date to another placement test session/date for the same applicant/student. Special test sessions (test fee of $150 or more) can be arranged depending on staffing availabilities. Please contact info@ideamath for inquires on special test sessions.

Test Levels and their corresponding courses
Test Level Targeted Course
S0/T0 School Enrichment Series: PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2
Extra Curricular Series: PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2
Winter Online Contest Prep program: CW0
S1 School Enrichment Series: Algebra
S2 School Enrichment Series: Geometry
S3 School Enrichment Series: Algebra 2
T1 Extra Curricular Series: PC1 and PC2
Contest Edge Series: CE1/CE2
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1
Contest Edge Series: CE3/CE4
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3
Contest Edge Series: CE5/CE6
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW5/CW6
T4 XC Series: XC7, XC9, and XC10
MO Series MO1
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW7/CW8
T5 MO Series MO2 and MO3
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW9/CW10

It is important for each applicant to input accurate, complete, detailed, and up-to-date academic background information (i.e., age, grade level, math courses taken, official contest scores, etc.) in the applicant's IDEA MATH student account. We review this information to make initial course placement/placement test level decisions.

In general, each applicant not recently enrolled (that is, who has not completed an IDEA MATH course in the spring or summer of 2022) in our programs shall take a placement test in one of our open online/onsite placement test sessions. (For more details on our placement test/course placement process, please visit here.) We will find the most appropriate course placement based on the information entered in the student’s IDEA MATH account and (if applicable) placement test work. Please note that our academic team will make the final decision on your course placement based upon your academic background and your work in the placement test. (Further course placement adjustments can be made, by our academic team, based upon your class work.)

Please click this link to register for the placement test. The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. 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.

Registration & Tuition Payment 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. The tuition payment is independent to student's course placement because the tuition is for the program, not for a specific course. The IDEA MATH staff will 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 withdrawal will be processed based on the refund policy.

Pay Tuition

Please log in to your account to pay the tuition online.

Early
Registered By Tuition Paid By* Tuition Amount
April 1, 2022 April 30, 2022 $1495 ($24.9 per hour)
Regular
Registered By Tuition Paid By** Tuition Amount
May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 $1645 ($27.4 per hour)

* The tuition payments may be stopped earlier than the published date if the program has reached to its upper capacity.

** After the tuition payment deadline date, a late fee ($120 or more) will be applied to the tuition and admission can only be given if space is available.

Tuition Refund Policy
Withdrawal Request Made Refund Amount
Before May 10, 2022 Paid Tuition - $200
On or after May 10, 2022 before May 20, 2022 Paid Tuition - $400
On or after May 20, 2022 No refund

Please note that only tuition is refundable per the above policy. Other fees such as the application fee, the registration fee, and the placement test fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Credit cannot be transferred between different type of programs---say, from summer, year-round, winter, etc.

For programs of a similar type (e.g., between summer programs), we will follow the withdrawal/refund policies. For example, after tuition is submitted and before date X, we will apply the transfer in the following way (assuming space is available for the intended program): switching programs/series is considered a withdrawal from one program/series and an enrollment to another program/series, and any difference in tuition rates applies.

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 (proportional based upon the first refund policy: paid tuition deducted by $300, then prorated per day) towards a future program. A note from a licensed physician is required. The doctor's note should clearly assert that the student's current medical status does not allow the student to complete the remainder of the program. The date when the doctor's note is submitted to IDEA MATH (via info@ideamath.org) is considered the initial date for the prorated refund (credit) calculation. The same policies apply if the IDEA MATH staff determine that the student must withdraw due to illness in order to protect the health and welfare of themselves or other students.

For all purposes related to this refund policy, a day shall be deemed to begin at 12:01am local time in the US Eastern Time Zone (US ET).

Academic Director

Dr. Zuming Feng

Academic Staff

Mr. Ivan Borsenco

Ms. Claudia Feng

Mr. Josh Frost

Mr. Xiaopeng Gong

Mr. Chris Jeuell

Mr. Ertan Kaya

Mr. Ray Li

Dr. Yanfei Li

Dr. Gabriella Pinter

Mr. George Reuter

Mr. Alex Song

Mr. Tao Tu

Mr. Luyan Wang

Mr. Zhun Xu

more to come soon

Junior Academic Staff

Mr. Kevin Cong

Mr. Zachary Feng

Ms. Luana Liao

Mr. Jack Younger

Mr. Marc Scarfo

Mr. Vincent Xu

more to come soon