2024 Summer Program Overview

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

Summer Program Information sessions (ZOOM meeting ID: 94578394448) will be held at 8:00 pm ET on
February 4 (Sunday), March 1 (Friday) - presented mainly in Chinese, and April 5 (Friday), 2024.

Sponsored by Jane Street Capital. We extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Jane Street for their generous support.

During the summer of 2024, IDEA MATH will offer the following programs:

Program Description Courses Offered Location
In-person Program at Plano/Frisco/Dallas Area (TX) PC0, PCA, ALG1 with Contest, PC2,
PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3
(Extra Curricular Series)
4670 John Paul II School
900 Coit Rd
Plano, TX
In-person Program at Greater Boston Area (MA/NH) PC0, PCA, ALG1 with Contest, PC2,
PCX, UC1, UC2, UC3, XC7
(Extra Curricular Series)
Rivier University
Nashua, NH
Online Program for Advanced Studies XC7, XC9, MO1, MO2
(XC Series and Math Olympiad Series)
Online
Online Math Challenges Program MCA, MC1, MC2, MC3, MC4, MC5, MC6
Online

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.


2024 Summer Program at Dallas/Plano Area (TX)
(Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: June 4rd to 14th, 2024. Optional activities on June 8 (from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM)
Academic Days: June 4, 5, 6, 7 and June 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Academic Hours: 62 hours = 6.5 hours per day * 9 academic days + 3.5 hours on June 8
Tuition: $1935 ($31.20 per academic hour) for full-day program Early Enrollment
Class Time* Morning: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon; Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Courses Offered** PC0, PCA, PC1-ALG1, 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.

2024 Summer Program at the Greater Boston Area (MA/NH)
(Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: Afternoon of June 23rd (Sunday) to July 3rd (Wednesday), 2024.
Academic Days: June 23 (from 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM), 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and June 30, July 1, 2, 3, 2024 (with Saturday June 28 being the break day of the program).
Residential students arrive after 12:00 noon on June 22nd and depart by 11:00 AM on July 4th, 2024.
Academic Hours: 63 hours = 6.5 hours per day * 9 academic days + 4.5 hours on June 23
Tuition: $2085 ($33.09 per academic hour) for full-day program Early Enrollment
($3985 for residential program Early enrollment)
Class Time* Morning: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon; Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Courses Offered** PC0, PCA, PC1-ALG1, 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.

2024 Summer Online Program for Advanced Studies
(Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings from June 23 to August 8, 2024
June 23, 25, 27, 30; July 2, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30; August 1, 4, 6, 8.
Academic Hours: 50 hours = 2.5 hours per meeting * 20 meetings
Tuition: $1995 ($39.90 per academic hour) for Early Enrollment
Class Time* 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (US Eastern Time).
Courses Offered** XC9, MO1, 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.

2024 Summer Online Math Challenges Program
(Register & Check Details)
Program Dates: Weekdays from July 15 to August 9, 2024
Academic Hours: 50 hours = 2.5 hours per meeting * 20 meetings
Tuition: $1695 ($33.90 per academic hour) for Early Enrollment
Class Time* 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (US Eastern Time).
Courses Offered** Math Challenges A/1/2/3/4/5/6

Note* All class times are in the US Eastern Time Zone. Each course will meet for 20 times (2.5 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 this spring) 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
Holiday 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-ALG1 and PC2
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE1A/CE1B and CE2A/CE2B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW1/CW2
T2 Extra Curricular Series: PCX and UC1
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE3A/CE3B and CE4A/CE4B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW3/CW4
T3 Extra Curricular Series: UC2 and UC3
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE5A/CE5B and CE6A/CE6B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW5/CW6
T4 XC Series: XC7, XC9, and XC10
MO Series MO1
Fall and Winter Contest Prep: CE7A/CE7B and CE8A/CE8B
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW7/CW8
T5 MO Series MO2 and MO3
Holiday Contest Prep Program: CW9/CW10
Spring Placement Test Schedule
Placement Test Date/Time* Placement Test Location Test fee paid by Test Fee**
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, March 8, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online March 5, 2024 $50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, April 5, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online April 2, 2024 $50
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 5, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 2, 2024 $75
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, May 19, 2024
(US Eastern Time)
Online May 16, 2024 $100
Special Placement Test Session
Online contact info@ideamath.org
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.