2022 - 2023 Academic Year Program Overview

Program Overview

During the 2022-2023 academic year, IDEA MATH offers the following eight programs (six via online learning and two for in-person learning).


Program Description Course Offered Location
School Enrichment Program Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry
(School Enrichment Series)
Online
Extra Curricular Program PC0,PCA,PC1,PC2,PCX,UC1,UC2,UC3
(Extra Curricular Series)
Online
XC Program XC7, XC9, XC10
(Accelerated Championship Series)
Online
MO Program MO1, MO2
(Math Olympiad Series)
Online
In-person Program at Lexington (MA) PC0, PCA, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1
(Extra Curricular Series)
Lexington High School
Lexington, MA
In-person Program at Plano (TX) PC0, PCA, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1
(Extra Curricular Series)
4670 McDermott, Suite 208
Plano, TX
Contest Edge Program CE1 to CE10
(Contest Edge Series)
Online
Winter Contest Prep Program CW1 to CW10 Online

Students may enroll to multiple programs (for example, two online courses from two different programs, or one from online program and one in-person program) depending on their learning goals. Please note that each course from each program operates independently. A student may only attend the classes of the course associated with the series/programs the student is enrolled in. (For example, a student who is enrolled in the PCA course from any in-person program may not attend classes of a PCA course from another in-person program or in the Extra Curricular Program, and vice versa.)


School Enrichment Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0/Pre-Algebra 1** see Extra Curricular Program page
PC0/Pre-Algebra 2** see Extra Curricular Program page
Algebra 1 Monday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
Geometry Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
Algebra 2 Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 30 times (two hours every time), 15 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 15 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 15*2*2 = 60 hours in this session.

** Both PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 and PCA/Pre-Algebra 2 courses have been moved to Extra Curricular Program. Please visit Extra Curricular Program page for the registrations of these two courses.

EC Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0/Pre-Algebra 1 Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCA/Pre-Algebra 2 Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC1 Monday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC2 Monday 7:00 - 9:00 pm(US Eastern Time)
PCX Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC1 Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC2 Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC3 Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 30 times (two hours every time), 15 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 15 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 15*2*2 = 60 hours in this session.

XC Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
XC7 Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
XC9 Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
XC10 Friday 7:00 - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 30 times (two hours every time), 15 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 15 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 15*2*2 = 60 hours in this session.

MO Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
MO1 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
MO2 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 30 times (two hours every time), 15 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 15 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 15*2*2 = 60 hours in this session.

In-person Program at Lexington (Lexington High School, Lexington, MA)
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Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(10 three-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(10 three-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0 Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCA Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC1 Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC2 Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCX Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC1 Saturday 1:30 - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 20 times (three hours every time), 10 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 10 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 10*3*2 = 60 hours in this session.

In-person Program at Plano (IDEA MATH, Plano, TX)
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Session I/Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session II/Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0 TBD TBD (US Central Time)
PCA TBD TBD (US Central Time)
PC1 TBD TBD (US Central Time)
PC2 TBD TBD (US Central Time)
PCX TBD TBD (US Central Time)
UC1 TBD TBD (US Central Time)

* All class times are in the US Central Time Zone. Each course will meet 30 times (two hours every time), 15 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 15 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 15*2*2 = 60 hours in this session.

Contest Edge Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
Sept. 2022 - Dec. 2022
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Eight independent two-hours meetings
Session 2 (Spring Session)
Jan. 2023 - May 2023
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Eight independent two-hours meetings

Each course has 16 two-hour meetings (8 meetings in Session 1, and 8 meetings in Session 2). Materials for each meeting are independent of one another. One may choose to attend any number of meetings due to individual schedules and needs. The tuition rate is $65 per meeting (2 hours, unit rate $32.5). The total tuition payment is calculated based on the number of meetings a student chooses to attend. If one takes all 8 meetings of a session, the tuition is $475 (for a discount of $45, unit rate $29.7).

Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
CE1 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE2 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE3 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE4 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE5 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE6 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE7 Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)
CE8/CE9/CE10** Sunday TBD (US Eastern Time)

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

** During the initial registration and enrollment process, CW8/CW9/CW10 students will be put into one common pool. After the enrollment process is completed in early December, our academic team will determine the sectioning and choose proper materials based upon the academic background of the students who are enrolled and placed in this pool.

Winter Contest Prep Program ( Register & Check Details )

Program: Session 1, December 20, 21, 22, 23; Session 2, December 27, 28, 29, 30. (Eight two-hour meetings for a total of 16 hours.) Materials for each meeting are independent of one another. One may choose to attend Session 1 or Session 2 or both. The tuition rate are $265 per session (unit rate $33) and $495 for both sessions (for a $35 discount).

Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
CW0 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW1 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW2 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW3 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW4 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW5 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW6 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW7 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
CW8/CW9/CW10** 12/20, 21, 22, 23; 27, 28, 29, 30 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (US Eastern Time)

* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet 8 times (2 hours every time) for a total of 8*2 = 16 hours.

** During the initial registration and enrollment process, CW8/CW9/CW10 students will be put into one common pool. After the enrollment process is completed in early December, our academic team will determine the sectioning and choose proper materials based upon the academic background of the students who are enrolled and placed in this pool.

Course Placement and Placement Test

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. Our courses are intended for able students who wish to expand their mathematics knowledge beyond regular classroom settings. We emphasize study skills (such as taking notes, oral and written presentations, listening, observing, organization, etc).

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.)

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. We will find the most appropriate course placement based on placement test work and general academic information in the student account. 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.)

Placement test levels and dates are shown below. Please click this link to register for the placement test. The placement test fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Test Levels and their corresponding courses
Test Level Targeted Course
S0/T0 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
Test Schedule for Session I/Fall Session)
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Registered by Test Fee**
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, August 7, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online August 2, 2022 $50
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, August 21, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online August 16, 2022 $75
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, August 26, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online August 21, 2022 $100
Special date
(US Eastern Time)
Online Special date $150
Placement Test Schedule For Session II/Spring Session)
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Registered by Test Fee**
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, November 13, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online November 10, 2022 $75
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, December 4, 2022
(US Eastern Time)
Online December 1, 2022 $100
Special date
(US Eastern Time)
Online Special date $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.org for inquires on special test sessions.