2023 Summer Program Overview

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

Summer Program Information Session
2023/02/26 (Sunday) 8:00 PM (US Eastern time): Join the first program info session
2023/03/05 (Sunday): 8:00 PM (US Eastern time): Join the second program info session (presented mainly in Chinese)
2023/03/31 (Friday): 8:00 PM (US Eastern time): Join the third program info session
2023 Summer In-Person Summer Program at Plano, Texas and the Greater Boston Area .

During the summer of 2023, IDEA MATH will the following summer programs


2023 Summer Program at Dallas/Plano (TX) (Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: June 5 to June 16, 2023 (Academic Days: June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 2023)
Academic Hours: 65 hours = 6.5 hours per day * 5 days per week * 2 weeks
Class Time* Morning: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; Afternoon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Courses Officered** PC0, PCA, Algebra 1 with Contest Extension, PC2, Geometry with Contest Extension, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3

Note * All class times are in local Time Zone.

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

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum. The course list shown here 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.

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.

2023 Summer Program at the greater Boston area (MA/NH) (Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: July 5 to July 15, 2023 (Academic Days: July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2023)
Academic Hours: 65 hours = 6.5 hours per day * 10 academic days
Class Time* Morning: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; Afternoon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Course Offered** PC0, PCA, Algebra 1 with Contest Extension, PC2, Geometry with Contest Extension, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, XC7

Note* All class times are in local Time Zone.

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

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.

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.

2023 Summer Program at northern bay area (CA) (Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: TBD
Academic Hours: 65 hours = 6.5 hours per day * 10 academic days
Class Time* Morning: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; Afternoon 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Course Offered** PC0, PCA, Algebra 1 with Contest Extension, PC2, Geometry with Contest Extension, PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3

Note* All class times are in local Time Zone.

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

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.

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.

2023 Summer Online Program for Math Olympiads Studies (Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings from June 25 to August 10
Academic Hours: 50 hours = 2.5 hours per meeting * 20 meetings
Class Time* 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm (US Eastern Time)
Course Offered** MO1 and MO2

Note* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet for 20 times (two and half hours every time) for a total of 2.5*20 = 50 class hours.

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

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.

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.

2023 Summer Contest Prep Program (Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: Weekdays from July 24 to August 11
Academic Hours: 30 hours = 2 hours per meeting * 15 meetings
Class Time* 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
Course Offered** Math Challenges 1/2//3/4/5/6

Note* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet for 15 times (two hours every time, ) for a total of 2.5*20 = 50 class hours.

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

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.

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.

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 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
T1 Extra Curricular Series: PC1 and PC2 (and Math Challenges 1/2)
Contest Edge Series: CE1/CE2
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1 (and Math Challenges 3/4)
Contest Edge Series: CE3/CE4
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3 (and Math Challenges 5/6)
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
Spring Placement Test Schedule
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Test fee paid by Test Fee**
7:00 - 9:00 pm, March 19, 2023
(US Eastern Time)
Online March 16, 2023 $50
7:00 - 9:00 pm, April 9, 2023
(US Eastern Time)
Online April 6, 2023 $50
7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 7, 2023
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 4, 2023 $75
7:00 - 9:00 pm, May 21, 2023
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 18, 2023 $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.org 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 (and Math Challenges 1/2)
Contest Edge Series: CE1/CE2
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1 (and Math Challenges 3/4)
Contest Edge Series: CE3/CE4
Winter Online Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3 (and Math Challenges 5/6)
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.