**Math Olympiad**

1. Each of the three Math Olympiad levels ( Level 1, 2, and 3 ) is composed of two halves, each half spanning one year. Students can stay at one level for two years, learning various topics at that level.

Math Olympiad Level 1 is suitable for students of grade 4, 5, or 6 in public schools. The main characteristic of this level is to inspire students' interest in Mathematics at a young age. Mathematical concepts are introduced in games, graphs, pictures, and hands-on experiments. Problems in the textbook are worked on and assigned as homework according to similar concepts. Examples of the concepts are "bi-section", "enumeration", "divide and conquer", "local and global thinking", etc. Examples of the games are "magic square problem", "8-card bingo game", "24 card game", etc. Students are expected to apply understanding of the concepts to similar problems in the textbook and those assigned by the teacher.

Math Olympiad Level 2 is suitable for students of grade 6, 7, or 8 in public schools. The prime objectives of the class are that (1) The student can communicate his or her mathematical ideas verbally, in writing, and/or with pictures, diagrams, and symbols. (2) The student can name, explain, and apply selected problem solving techniques to solve problems of selected problem types. The format of each class incorporates the following elements:

Math Olympiad Level 3 is suitable for students of grade 8 and above in public schools. The exercises designed for this class are far more challenging than those given in public schools. The objective of this class is twofold, one: to develop the ability to solve complex problems by thinking outside the box and two: to prepare students to be more competitive and get ahead as well as be ready for activities such as Olympiad Math competition in the future. We are confident the math problem solving skills taught in this class and the enjoyable learning experience will benefit your child in the years to come.

2. The degree of difficulty of the material for the two years in each level stays roughly the same. The learning material in the two years in each level has the same depth, but more breadth than that in either of the two years.

3. A student can choose to stay at one level for one year and then move on to the next level, or stay at one level for two years before moving up, depending on his/her development pace.