Mathematical Problem Solving (Summer 2019)

** Description.** This course will develop the student's ability to solve challenging mathematical problems. Students will work both collaboratively and individually on competition problems pulled from the AMC 10/12 (American Mathematics Competition).

**Students should bring a writing utensil and a notebook. Chromebooks will be provided by the school, but students are welcome to bring their own if they prefer.**

*Student Responsibilities.*

*Calendar.*The problem sets in this course consist of problems chosen from the AMC 12A/B exams for 2017-19 and the AMC 10A/B exams for 2014-16. The 300 problems were categorized according to topic area and then arranged into 19 problem sets, each consisting of 10-20 problems. The warmups consist of 200 problems chosen from the AMC 8 exams for 2009-18 (problems 1-20 only).

Day Number | Date | Warmup | Problem Set |

Day 1 | 6/10/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Fractions, Rates, and Percents (Part 1) |

Day 2 | 6/11/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Counting and Optimization (Part 1) |

Day 3 | 6/12/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Divisibility, Digits, and Bases |

Day 4 | 6/13/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Geometry (Part 1) |

Day 5 | 6/17/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Logic |

Day 6 | 6/18/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Circles and Spheres |

Day 7 | 6/19/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Functions |

Day 8 | 6/20/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Geometry (Part 2) |

Day 9 | 6/24/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Systems |

Day 10 | 6/25/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Probability |

Day 11 | 6/26/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Symmetry and Complex Numbers |

Day 12 | 6/27/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Geometry (Part 3) |

Day 13 | 7/1/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Polynomials and Roots |

Day 14 | 7/2/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Data |

Day 15 | 7/3/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Geometry (Part 4) |

Day 16 | 7/8/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Counting and Optimization (Part 2) |

Day 17 | 7/9/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Fractions, Rates, and Percents (Part 2) |

Day 18 | 7/10/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Sequences, Series, and Recursion |

Day 19 | 7/11/19 | AMC 8 Warmup | Miscellaneous Geometry (Part 5) |