A Nurturing Avenue To Learn Chinese
圣路易现代中文学校
St. Louis Modern Chinese School

Challenging Math for grades 8-10 8-10 年级数学提高班
(MA10E_19F)

居涛(Tao Ju) Dr. Tao Ju obtained his B.A. and B.S. degrees from Tsinghua University and PhD degree in Computer Science from Rice University. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in Washington University in St. Louis. His research area is computational geometry, computer graphics, and image analysis. Tao has attended a number of math contests in China, and was ranked the 1st place in Jiangsu Province in the National Middle School Math Competition (全国初中数学联赛) in his 9th grade and 7th place in Jiangsu Province in the National High School Math Competition (全国高中数学联赛) in his 10th grade. Calss Title: Challenging Math for grades 8-10 Description: This course is designed for those students in grades 8-10 who are interested in exploring additional math materials beyond their core curriculum. The students will be exposed to advanced concepts, particularly in geometry and algebra. For students interested in participating competitions, this course will prepare them for the AMC 10 or tests at similar levels. For those who are not avid competitors, they will also find the course challenging and rewarding. Materials: We will use the AMC preparation book series (5 volumes) on http:http://mymathcounts.com/new/books/amc10/all.php. The series span a wide range of topics in 28 chapters. We will selectively cover the chapters on geometry and algebra over the course of one year, and use the provided questions as homework. Please have all 5 books ready (either hard-copy or PDF versions), as we will not strictly follow the order of the chapters. Students are also encouraged to use other resources such as AOPS. Prerequisites: The student must be taking grade 10 math or higher grade math at school with good grades. Prior experience in competitions, such as AMC 8, is highly recommended but not required. The student must demonstrate good behavior in class. This is a course for those who are truly interested in learning math, and we have zero tolerance for interrupting and disrespectful behaviors.

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