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American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)

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Course Concept

After the successful completion of our AMC 10 and 12 courses, CourseLeap is excited to further empower students in their learning of advanced math concepts and prepare them for the next level of competition. 

The AIME (American Invitational Mathematics Examination) is an intermediate examination between the AMC 10 or AMC 12 and the USAMO (United States of America Mathematical Olympiad). The course is intended as an extension to the AMC Preparation Course offered at CourseLeap. This course would typically involve some of the important topics which would come in handy at the AIME examination.

Each year there are two dates for the competition to choose from and students who qualify can attempt the examination only once.

Since the time between AMC results and AIME is not far apart our prep course is always geared towards the latter contest date.

Note for AIME 2020-21:

The AIME contest dates for 2021 are 10th March & 18th March. CourseLeap’s prep course is geared towards the contest date of 18th March.

The course follows a module-based approach that will cover each topic area included in this exam and introduce students to the relevant theory, practice problems, homework, and regular mock tests. It will involve rigorous teaching as well as testing being conducted simultaneously.

Our AMC courses are planned to benefit students greatly and our students have secured laurels every year by attaining the top percentiles, globally. The kind of mathematics and problem-solving skills learnt in this course would supplement students in their high school math curriculum as well as help them take the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) exams. Getting an honorary distinction at level 1 or 2 in AMC, along with other international Math examinations is highly acknowledged by university admissions officers.

The courses will be equally suitable for students from national as well as international curriculum schools.

Who Will benefit?

This course is highly recommended to the students who have excelled in AMC 10 and/or AMC 12 and would have qualified for the AIME examination this year (2021). 

Qualification parameters for AIME vary with the results of the AMC 10/12 competitions. For AMC 10, invitations are issued to at least the top 2.5% of all scorers. For AMC 12, invitations are issued to at least the top 5% of all scorers. The exact cutoffs will depend on the difficulty of each competition.

It is also for those who want to appear for the AIME 2022 or olympiad or other advanced math competitions in future. 

General Prerequisites: The course is intended for anyone who knows basic topics of mathematics usually taught in middle school and high school. Specifically, anyone who has a basic understanding of the topics in the field of Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory and Combinatorics is required.

How is AIME different from AMC?

The AIME competition requires a broader understanding of various concepts and techniques than what is required at AMC 10/12. 

The AIME examination consists of 15 questions of increasing difficulty, where each answer is an integer between 0 and 999 inclusive, unlike the AMC 10/12 examinations which have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). 

The time duration of the AIME examination is 3 hours which is longer than the standard AMC competition. Questions are harder and trickier than the AMC papers, and involve more intricate problem-solving techniques and mathematical background of various advanced concepts of Combinatorics and Number Theory. 

This course would mostly aim at some of the key topics which would be seen as important for solving problems at the AIME examinations.

Course Structure

Course Details

This course would involve teaching important theoretical concepts for the first few days, followed by a discussion of mock tests and handouts which would be given as supplementary material.

Continuous Assessments and Mock Tests are also planned as part of this prep course curriculum.

7th March, Sunday to 17th March, Wednesday

Duration – 10 days (Weekdays + Weekends)

Time – 4 pm to 6:30 pm (tentative)

* The above timings can be adjusted based on the requirements of the student group.

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