Our program goes beyond the normal school curriculum. We prepare our students for and expose them to advanced concepts from Algebra, Geometry, Number Theory, Combinatorics, and other branches of high mathematics. Our curriculum has been meticulously developed and perfected over many years by a team of teachers and curriculum designers.

We actively encourage math competition participation among our students. Lessons are supplemented with engaging problems from math competitions like Math Kangaroo, Noetic, and other Math Olympiads. Our students participate in these and other math tournaments, such as MOEMS and MathCounts, bringing home fantastic results!

While EMC students learn, practice, and master everything that is needed for their current grade level, students are grouped by knowledge and skill level, assessed during initial and ongoing evaluations. Our long-term students usually advance to learning material 1-2 grade levels above their school grade level.

Instructors keep multi-directional communication going throughout the lessons. Students learn teamwork and leadership skills as they teach, inspire each other, and rise to challenges together. The environment allows them to safely examine their own thought process, discover strengths and weaknesses, make mistakes, and ask for help when they need it.

Knowledge, perseverance and skill are much more important to us than a student’s age or grade level. We **use our evaluations** to place students in the correct groups that are balanced in academic abilities and social behavior. If you ever feel your student is in the wrong group, we will work with you to find the right level, time, teacher and social dynamics to help your student succeed!

Students in these levels use EMC's custom developed curriculum, including online lessons and homework. This curriculum challenges our students to think differently about Math throughout Kindergarten to Grade 6. EMC Circles help students ease into challenging curriculum at any point by joining the right Circle.

Our upper level students use the Art of Problem Solving books as their textbook. EMC has our own online curriculum to accompany these textbooks and help students through the challenging AoPS textbooks. At EMC, we want to challenge our upper level students while including an engaging online experience.

**Circle 0 **is a perfect head start for students ages 4 to 6 who have little to no experience counting and combining numbers beyond 10. If your child is looking for an introduction to math concepts like addition, subtraction and use of variables, as well as learning to be a student in an online class, this is a great place to start!

**Circle 1 **will extend your child’s exposure to algebraic thinking and problem solving. Recommended for students ages 5 to 7 who can count, add, and subtract within 0 through 20. Students will expand their addition and subtraction skills by learning place value within numbers 0-100, and will learn to borrow and carry.

**Circle 2 **lays the foundation for multiplication and division with skip counting and an introduction to fractions, and introduces multiple strategies for adding and subtracting with numbers 0-1000 while building problem-solving skills. Recommended for students ages 5 to 8 who can add and subtract within 2 digits, skip count by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s, and solve for an unknown in simple 1-step equations.

CIRCLES 0 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 0 schedule

CIRCLES 1 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 1 schedule

CIRCLES 2 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 2 schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

** Tuition fees are listed for an average month of 4 weeks. EMC bills only for the lessons held, therefore tuition will vary each month according to the number of lessons held in that particular month, calculated based on the weekly cost of each circle. Please refer to the Academic Year Programs page for the weekly cost of each circle.

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**Circle 3 **will help your child to develop number sense and apply this to mental calculations strategies for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Students will learn to multiply and divide by one digit, and will build on our foundation in fractions. Recommended** **for students ages 6 to 9 who can distinguish between place value, count, add, and subtract within 3 digits, can solve for an unknown in 1-step equations, and can halve and double.

**Circle 4** will challenge your child to think algebraically while developing arithmetic skills. Students will set up simple equations from word problems and solve them, while developing our multiplication and division skills (long division and multiplication) and an introduction to distributing and factoring! Recommended for students ages 7 to 10 who can comfortably add and subtract within 3 digits, multiply and divide within the 10x10 table, and compare fractions and add fractions with the same denominator.

Circle 5

CIRCLES 3 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 3 schedule

CIRCLES 4 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 4 schedule

CIRCLES 5 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 5 schedule

CIRCLES 6 '23-'24 syllabus

Circle 6 schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

** Tuition fees are listed for an average month of 4 weeks. EMC bills only for the lessons held, therefore tuition will vary each month according to the number of lessons held in that particular month, calculated based on the weekly cost of each circle. Please refer to the Academic Year Programs page for the weekly cost of each circle.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us

**Pre-Algebra** will ready your child for a rigorous Algebra course, through learning problem-solving techniques and common algorithms, solving problems using properties of arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, rates, proportions, complex unit conversions, number theory, geometry, and statistics. Recommended for middle school students who are comfortable with all arithmetic operations with the entire set of rational numbers and using variables in expressions and equations.**Required Textbook:** Art of Problem Solving: Pre-Algebra **Required for:** Algebra A

pre-algebra '23-'24 syllabus

Pre-Algebra schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

** Tuition fees are listed for an average month of 4 weeks. EMC bills only for the lessons held, therefore tuition will vary each month according to the number of lessons held in that particular month, calculated based on the weekly cost of each circle. Please refer to the Academic Year Programs page for the weekly cost of each circle.

If you can’t find suitable time for you please contact us

** Algebra A **is for students who have completed Pre-Algebra and are fluent with operations and exponents, and know how to manipulate expressions and equations algebraically. Students will learn to solve systems of equations, graph linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, identify special factorizations, and work with irrational numbers, in the context of discovery and problem-solving.

algebra a '23-'24 syllabus

Algebra A schedule

** Algebra B** is for students who have completed Algebra A (or Algebra 1) and are fluent with systems of equations, linear and quadratic equations and their graphs, and rational and irrational numbers. Students will derive and use the formulas for conic sections, learn to graph and solve for the roots of quadratics and higher-order polynomials, gain confidence in using functions (including polynomials, logarithms and exponentials), and sequences and series.

algebra b '23-'24 syllabus

Algebra B schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

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**Geometry** is for students who have completed Algebra A or an equivalent introduction to algebra course. Students should be fluent with the pythagorean theorem, manipulating expressions and solving equations involving irrational numbers and simplifying radicals before joining this class. Students will learn common constructions of Euclidean geometry including simple polygons and circles, logical proofs and thinking, 3-D surfaces and polyhedra, analytical geometry, and an introduction to trigonometry and trigonometric functions.**Required Textbook: **Art of Problem Solving: Introduction to Geometry

geometry '23-'24 syllabus

Geometry schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

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**Pre-Calculus** is for students who have completed Algebra B (or Algebra 2) and Geometry or an Integrated Math program that covers both. Students should be able to manipulate polynomials, complex numbers and solve for missing variables, and know the areas of simple geometric shapes given their points on a Cartesian plane before joining this course. Students will learn trigonometric functions, different coordinate systems including polar and exponential forms, and how to use and operate with vectors and matrices up to 3x3.**Required Textbook:** Art of Problem Solving: Pre-Calculus by Richard Rusczyk**Required for:** Calculus

pre-calculus '23-'24 syllabus

Pre-Calculus schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

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**Calculus** is for students who have completed Pre-Calculus. Students should know how to work with trigonometric functions, different coordinate systems including polar and exponential forms, and vectors and matrices up to 3x3 before joining this course. Students will learn limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, definite and indefinite integrals, infinite sequences and series, plane curves, polar coordinates, and basic differential equations.**Required Textbook:** Art of Problem Solving: Calculus by David Patrick

Calculus schedule

* All times listed are in **PST**.

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$38 for 55 min of instruction per week

$58 for 85 min of instruction per week

$63 for 100 min of instruction per week

$68 for 115 min of instruction per week

**Circle 0-1:** 55 min once a week

**Circle 2: **55 min twice a week or 115 min once a week

**Circles 3 & 4: **55 min twice a week or 85 min once a week

**Circles 5 & 6 ****& Pre Algebra:** 55 min twice a week or 100 min once a week

**Alg A/B, Geo, Pre Calc, Calc: **55 min twice a week or 115 min once a week

**$50 fee** for all students

Tuition is billed monthly and is due on the first of the month for the upcoming month. It is based on the number of lessons held during the month, taking holidays into account. There are no long-term commitments, but we do ask for a 30-day notice when withdrawing.

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