Math Olympiad Fall Semester
LEVEL
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P
Math Olympiad Prep (1st grade/Advanced K)
Prerequisite: Master addition & subtraction problems within 20; understand addition & subtraction within 100
Main Topics:

Calculation: The concept of multiplication and division; Finding patterns & completing the patterns; Efficient addition & subtraction calculations

Counting: Real life probability, counting 2D & 3D shapes; The split strategy with/without regrouping

Combinatorics: Sorting & classifying shapes; Matchstick puzzles; Reflectional (mirror) symmetry; The understanding of odd & even; numeral comparison; fun dice problems; clock angle problems

Puzzles: Filling in the “plus” and “minus” signs; equation puzzles

Geometry: The learning of angles; Shape composition/decomposition; 3D shapes; Multiview—Basic threeview drawings

Word problem: Measuring lengths with different units; unit conversions; ordinal numbers; twostep multiplication and division word problems

Number theory: None
LEVEL
1
Math Olympiad Level 1 (2nd grade/1st grade)
Prerequisite: Master addition & subtraction problems within 100; understand the concepts of multiplication and division; multiplication facts fluency
Main Topics:

Calculation: Efficient addition & subtraction problem calculations; looking for patterns in number sequences; looking for shape patterns (advanced); addition & subtraction equations

Counting: Counting regular 2D & 3D shapes

Combinatorics: Odd & even number problems (basic); basic logic reasoning; matchstick puzzles; eulerian path

Puzzles: Filling signs; vertically stacked shapes puzzle; addition & subtraction puzzles with vertically stacked numbers; Sudoku puzzle

Geometry: The transformations of 2D shapes; the learning of 2D & 3D shapes; nets for 3D shapes; multiview—advanced threeview drawings

Word problem: Measurement; age problems (basic); balance scale; backwards reasoning strategy; sum, difference, & multiple (basic);

Number theory: Division with no remainder (basic)
LEVEL
2
Math Olympiad Level 2 (3rd grade/2nd grade)
Prerequisite: Master the 4 operations
Main Topics:

Calculation: Efficient multiplication & division problem calculations; the distributive property of multiplication; arithmetic—the 4 operations; the sum of arithmetic sequences

Counting: The split strategy; enumeration; dendrogram

Combinatorics: Pigeonhole principle, strategy games for odd & even numbers

Puzzles: Multiplication & division puzzles with vertically stacked numbers

Geometry: Calculations of lengths and angles; compose shapes

Word problem: Sum, difference, & multiple (advanced); profit & loss problems; ancient Chinese puzzle chicken & rabbit (basic); ancient Chinese puzzle chicken & rabbit (advanced)

Number theory: Division with no remainder (advanced)
Dr. Qin
Retired Wall Street Quant
Ph.D in Statistic at Purdue University
National Math Competition First Prize
Over years of teaching experience with High School and Middle school students
Ms. King
Master in Mathematics at NYU
Bachelor in Mathematics at Texas A&M
Over years of teaching experience with Elementary students
Ms. Eileen
Ph.D in Education at Columbia University
Bachelor at Emory University
Over years of teaching experience with Elementary students
LEVEL
3
Math Olympiad Level 3 (4th grade/3rd grade)
Prerequisite: Master the 4 operations, some knowledge of fractions, percentages, and decimals
Main Topics:

Calculation: Efficient multidigit problem calculations; efficient decimal problem calculations; calculations of number sequences using formulas

Counting: Addition principle; multiplication principle; formulas for permutations & combinations

Combinatorics: Analysis of odd & even; problems involving overall planning; logic reasoning; problems involving maximum; strategic games; pigeonhole problems (advanced)

Puzzles: Advanced vertically stacked calculations; vertically stacked letters; Sudoku puzzle

Geometry: Area (formula & calculation)

Word problem: Age problems (advanced); profit & loss problems (advanced); sum, difference & multiple (advanced); distance problems (basic)—motion either in opposite directions or the same direction; distance problems (advanced)— round trip questions; Problems involving arithmetic mean

Number theory: Prime & composite numbers; common divisor & common multiple
LEVEL
4
Math Olympiad Level 4 (5th grade/4th grade)
Prerequisite: Master the operations involving fractions, percentages, and decimals; some knowledge of geometry and number theory
Main Topics:

Calculation: Whole number splitting; fractions & repeating decimals; fraction splitting; equation system solving

Counting: InclusionExclusion Principle; counting in geometry, number puzzles, and number theory

Combinatorics: Logical reasoning

Puzzles: Place value

Geometry: Area problem solving; area of a circle and a sector (basic); solid geometry

Word problem: Word problems involving equations; problems involving boats & streams; distance problems (advanced)ratios; mixture word problems; indefinite equation; the concepts of direct & inverse proportion, with application

Number theory: Rounding; carrying; remainder