2018 IDEA MATH Summer Program at Plano/Frisco, Texas.

Application    Courses and Schedule    Placement    Payment    Staff   

Location? Suite 208, 4670 McDermott Road, Plano, TX 75024

When? June 4 - June 15, 2018 and June 18 - June 29, 2018

Who*? Students entering grades 4 to 10 in the 2018 - 2019 school year.

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.

What are some 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 of the Phillips Exeter Academy math team

2. Strong team of instructors, consisting of front-line teachers, coaches, and top former students

3. Emphasis on student leadership and the development of an attitude conducive to learning

4. Focus on schools and the local math community

For more details, please visit our FAQ page.

Courses and Schedule

IDEA MATH provides an extensive curriculum.

In order to meet the needs of the students with different mathematical backgrounds, IDEA MATH projects** the following course offers: Math Roots, Math Buds, MAth Challenges, PC1, PC2, PCX, UC1, UC2, RC1. When enrollments allow, we will also offer new courses such as PC0 (designed for young students, based upon materials from our new courses Math Root, Math Bud, Pre-Algebra), RC0, MO0, MO3, MO4, etc.

June 4 - 15, 2018

 Courses  Time  Intended For
 PCX Part I  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 2 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 UC1 Part I  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 3 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 UC2 Part I  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 4 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 Math Roots  2:00 pm - 5:15 pm  Able and interested 4th and 5th graders
(Placement test required for new students)
 Math Challenge I  2:00 pm - 5:15 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekday Program Algebra or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 Accelerated Algebra I (Part I)  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  6th and 7th graders with excellent command on Pre-Algebra and some familiarity with Algebra
(Placement test required for students.)
 Accelerated Geometry (Part I)  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7th, 8th, and 9th graders with excellent command on Algebra 1 and some familiarity with Geometry
(Placement test required for students.)

June 18 - 29, 2018

 Courses  Time  Intended For
 PCX Part II  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 2 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 UC1 Part II  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 3 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 UC2 Part II  9:30 am - 12:45 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekend Program Contest Math 4 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 Math Buds  2:00 pm - 5:15 pm  able and interested 5th and 6th graders -- for example, students who have some experiences with AMC8/MathCounts and/or students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekday Program Pre-Algebra or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 Math Challenge II  2:00 pm - 5:15 pm  Students have completed IDEA MATH Plano Weekday Algebra 1 and Weekend Contest Math 1 or equivalent.
(Placement test required for new students.)
 Accelerated Algebra I (Part II )  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  6th and 7th graders with excellent command on Pre-Algebra and some familiarity with Algebra
(Placement test required for students.)
 Accelerated Geometry (Part II)  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  7th, 8th, and 9th graders with excellent command on Algebra 1 and some familiarity with Geometry
(Placement test required for students.)

For each of the 2-session courses (PCX, UC1, UC2, Accelerated Algebra and Accelerated Geometry), materials covered in session 2 is a continuation of the materials covered in session 1. Students are highly recommended to take both sessions. If a student wish to take session 2 only, please contact info@ideamath.org (make sure to include student's full name and 4-digit IDEA MATH ID in the email subject) and we will review the student's background and offer admissions on a case by case base.

Daily schedule:

   9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.    Morning class students arrive
   9:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.    Morning math classes
   12:45 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.    Morning class students depart
   1:45 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.    Afternoon class students arrive
   2:00 P.M. - 5:15 P.M.    Afternoon math classes
   5:15 P.M. - 5:45 P.M.    Afternoon class students depart
   6:45 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.    Evening class students arrive
   7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.    Evening math classes
   9:00 P.M. - 9:15 P.M.    Evening class students depart

We will work with other programs to arrange transportation for students who also join another program for a half day. Details will be communicated to our parents once we have more information.

Placement and Placement Test

Many students will take the placement test in Early April. You may select a placement test level when you register for this summer program. The purpose of the placement test is to group students with similar backgrounds together, and then our teachers will find proper materials to work with each group/section.

   Targeted course   Math Roots/Math Buds   Math Challenges I/II   PCX/UC1   UC2
   Corresponding Placement Test   T0   T1   T2   T3

Application

To apply for our program, please click here register and detailed instruction can be found at registration instruction.

Payment Schedule

Early

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) March 31, 2018 $30 April 30, 2018** $785
Evening Classes March 31, 2018 $30 April 30, 2018** $535

Regular

  Application Completed by* Application Fee Tuition paid by Tuition Amount
Day Classes (Morning or Afternoon) April 15, 2018 $30 May 15, 2018** $835
Evening Classes April 15, 2018 $30 May 15, 2018** $585

Note: We will offer a $75 tuition scholarship/discount (full day program only) to each student who meets any one (or more) of the following (please note one discount per person per program):
    2017 or 2018 MATHCOUNTS National Round Participants
    2017 or 2018 USAJMO qualifier
    2017 or 2018 USAMO qualifier
A copy of proof is needed. Scholarship check will be given to each qualified student upon his or her completion of the program.

* The application is ONLY considered completed when all application material are submitted.

** After this date, a late fee will be applied to the tuition: day program tuition starting from $885, evening class tuition starting from $685.

Pay Tuition

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

Tuition Refund Policy

IDEA MATH provides the following refund amount per schedule posted it here:

Withdraw Request Made by Refund Amount
Before May 22, 2018 Paid Tuition - $100
After May 23, before June 1, 2018 Paid Tuition * 80% - $100
After June 1 before 1st day of classes Paid Tuition * 50% - $100
After 1st day of classes No refund

Please note $30 application fee/registration fee is non-refundable.

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 credit towards a future program in the amount of $100 per class-day missed. A note from a licensed physician is required. The same policy applies if the IDEA MATH staff determine that your student must withdraw due to illness in order to protect the health and welfare of other students.

For all purposes related to this refund policy, a day shall be deemed to begin at 12:01am local time in the time zone in which the program is being held.