2024 - 2025 Academic Year Program Overview

Session 1 information sessions (ZOOM meeting ID: 94578394448) will be held at 8:00 PM (US Eastern Time)
on July 28, August 18 (presented mainly in Chinese) and August 23, 2024.
Session 2 information sessions (ZOOM meeting ID: 94578394448) will be held at 8:00 PM (US Eastern Time)
on Nov. 15 (Friday) and Dec. 1 (Sunday), 2024.

(All contents on this program page are for reference only. We reserve the right to make changes.)

Program Overview

During the 2024 - 2025 academic year, IDEA MATH offers the following programs:


Program Description Courses Offered Location
Math, Algorithm and Programming (MAP) MAP 1 & MAP 2 TBD: Northern Dallas Metroplex area
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, Geometry, Calculus 1 4670 McDermott, Suite 208
Plano, TX
Online School Enrichment & Extra Curricular Program PC0, PCA, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2
Online
Advanced Studies Program XC7, XC9, XC10
(Accelerated Championship Series)

MO1, MO2
(Math Olympiad Series)
Online


Online
Contest Prep Program TBD TBD

Students are welcome to enroll to multiple programs (for example, two online courses from two different programs, or one from online program and one in-person program, or two summer in-person programs, etc.) 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 programs the student is enrolled in. For example, a student who is enrolled in the PCA course from any in-person or online program may not attend classes of a PCA course from another in-person or online program that the student is not enrolled to.


MAP Program (In-person at Northern Dallas Metroplex area)
( Register for Admission Test )
Full Year Program Sept. 2024 - May 2025 Total hours: 80 hours
(20 selected Tuesday and Sunday evenings)

In-person Program at Lexington (Lexington High School, Lexington, MA)
( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2024 - Dec. 2024
Check Calendar
Total hours: 30 hours
(10 three-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2025 - May 2025
Check Calendar
Total hours: 30 hours
(10 three-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0 Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCA Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC1 Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC2 Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCX Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC1 Saturday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm (US Eastern Time)

* 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 (4670 McDermott Road, Suite 208, Plano, TX)
( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2024 - Dec. 2024
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2025 - May 2025
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
PC0 Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (US Central Time)
PCA Sunday 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm (US Central Time)
PC1 Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (US Central Time)
PC2 Sunday 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm (US Central Time)
Geometry Sunday 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm (US Central Time)
Calculus I Sunday 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm (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.

School Enrichment and Extra-Curriculum Online Program ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2024 - Dec. 2024
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Total hours: 30 hours
(15 two-hour meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2025 - May 2025
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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 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCA/Pre-Algebra 2 Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC1 Monday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PC2 Monday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
PCX Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC1 Wednesday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(US Eastern Time)
UC2 Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
UC3 Thursday 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)

* 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.

Advanced Studies ( Register & Check Details )
Session 1 (Fall Session)
(part 1 of each course)
Sept. 2024 - Dec. 2024
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Total hours: 30 hours
(twelve 2.5 hours meetings)
Session 2 (Spring Session)
(part 2 of each course)
Jan. 2025 - May 2025
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Total hours: 30 hours
(twelve 2.5 hours meetings)
Courses Title Class Dates Class Time*
XC7 Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
XC9 Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
XC10 Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
MO1 Sunday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
MO2 Sunday 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm (US Eastern Time)

Each course will meet 24 times (two and a half hours every time), 12 times in the Session 1 (Fall Session) and 12 times in Session 2 (Spring Session) for a total of 12*2.5*2 = 60 hours in this session.

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 2023) 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 1
S2 School Enrichment Series: Geometry
S3 School Enrichment Series: Algebra 2
S4 Calculus I & II
T1 Extra Curricular Series: PC1 and PC2
Contest Prep Series: CE1/CE2
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1
Contest Prep Series: CE3/CE4
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3
Contest Prep 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
Placement Test Schedule for Session 1 (Fall Session)

For each course, Session 1 covers the first part of a two-part course.

Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Registered and Fee Paid by Test Fee**
July 21, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(US Eastern Time)
Online July 16, 2024 $50
August 11, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(US Eastern Time)
Online August 8, 2024 $75
August 16, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(US Eastern Time)
Online August 12, 2024 $100
Special date
(US Eastern Time)
Online Special date $150
Placement Test Schedule For Session 2 (Spring Session) or Holiday Contest Prep

For each course, Session 2 covers the second part of a two-part course.

Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Registered by Test Fee**
November 17, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(US Eastern Time)
Online November 13, 2024 $75
December 8, 2024
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
(US Eastern Time)
Online December 5, 2024 $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.