BCA Math Competition Camp, Summer 2018
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All books are from the Art of Problem Solving book series. The prices reflect a bulk discount. We will give the books to your children the following day.
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BCA Math Completion Camp is for students who will be in grades 5-9 during the 2018-2019 school year; we are sorry but we cannot make exceptions for younger students.
If we believe a student is misplaced after the first day and there is room in the class in which we feel they belong, we will change them to that course without charge.
Refunds typically take 6-8 weeks but may take longer.
BCA Math Competition Camp is an opportunity for students to work together with other motivated, creative lovers of math. During BCA Math Competition Camp, students learn the foundational concepts for, and get much experience in practicing, non-routine problem solving and competition math. Non-routine problem solving is great preparation for future engineers, inventors, entrepreneurs and really anyone who will identify and find solutions to the problems that no one has solved before. This is why many elite colleges and universities are impressed by an applicant’s success on math competitions.
BCA Math Competition Camp has programs for students entering grades 5-9. Our junior program is specifically for students who have not yet taken pre-algebra (usually those entering grades 5, 6 and sometimes 7 or 8). Our regular program is primarily for students entering grades 7, 8 and 9; although very rare exceptions may be made for younger students (entering grades 5 or 6).
Please note that BCA Math Competition Camp is different from math classes at school. Although there is some overlap in content, we focus on non-routine problem solving. For instance, it is fine if a student has already taken “algebra” or “geometry” at school; they can still take a class with this name or covering this content at math camp. They will learn how to use their knowledge in new, creative ways. Likewise, math camp cannot serve as a review or remedial course and it cannot be used for a student to receive credit at their normal school.
This year, the sessions of math camp will run during the following days:
Session 1: July 9 – July 19 Session 2: July 23-August 2
We meet Monday through Thursday, 9:30-3pm, so each session consists of eight days.
During the first seven days, students will participate in warm-up activities, instruction, math games and a review of competition material. They will work with instructors, interns and volunteers who are current BCA math team coaches, high school team members and alumni and other experienced teachers. On the eighth day of each session, students will be grouped into teams to participate in individual, team and relay competitions. We will end the day and session with an awards ceremony.
Transportation and lunch is the responsibility of the parents. The cost is listed below:
(does NOT include the cost of the book(s), which the student must obtain)
One Session: $470 Two Sessions: $940
Option 1: Junior Math Team for Students who have not yet taken pre-algebra:
Almost all students entering grades 5 and 6 and some students entering grade 7 or 8:
Students may elect to come during only session 1, only session 2 or both sessions. Curriculum is independent and non-repeating. This is a great introduction to math competitions and non-routine problem solving.
Option 2: Subject Specific Sessions and The Art of Problem Solving for Students Entering Grades 7, 8 & 9: Choose 1 or 2 sessions. Upon registration, 1) payment is required and 2) you can choose and be guaranteed* a spot in the class you want. *Class placement subject to change based on insufficient enrollment.
offered session 2
offered session 1
All level 2 AoPS classes Prerequisite: 18 on AMC 8 OR 90 on AMC 10
Level 2a offered session 1 **Additional Prerequisite: algebra 1
Level 2b offered session 2 **Additional Prerequisite: pre-algebra
**The “Prerequisite” is the full school year course a student should have already completed.
Text books for the classes will be decided on shortly; registered students will receive an email.