*Last updated 29 Jan 2012.*

- Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)
- "FTW" on AoPS.
- Last season's planning page.

- The focus below is on individual, as opposed to team performance.
This is because (1) it would be nice to encourage our whole group to
learn together as a "team", as opposed to just a subset of four, and
(2) National qualification is purely determined by individual
scores.
- Self-study at home is
**optional**, although as we saw last year, it is very beneficial. I purposely made my study list so long that it can suit the student who wants to spend an extra hour per day on math, plus some more time on weekends. I will not judge anyone on the basis of their choice.**Please do not be scared away by the list.** - If you elect to work extra at home, I suggest the following priority order
for your limited time:
- Problems from the sections of the book covered at the meeting earlier that week. This will ensure that you have a solid foundation to build upon.
- Finish working through the actual competition rounds which we started at our meeting, and make sure you understand the solution to every problem.
- New MathCounts competition rounds which are distributed.
- AIME problems for extreme challenge. These are very difficult, but be proud if you solve any of them, even if it takes you a few hours for a single problem. (When you solve a really hard problem after attacking it for a long time, it feels very good.)

- We apply tighter time limits when we practice together, to discover
that it is actually possible to work more intensely. When practicing
competition rounds at home, you can complement this by using a stopwatch
instead of time limits (but work as fast as you did when we were together).
Compete against yourself, and try to beat your record times.
Really try to solve
every problem, in order, unless it is clear that you will not be able to
solve it because you have not learned the technique. Don't worry, that is
not your fault.
- Ask each other in school for hints on problems that you were unable to solve. It is fun to consider the whole group as a big team!

Date |
Book |
Together |
Extra |
Challenge |

Sun May 1 | Algebra 1.1 | 99 Chap Indiv | 00 Chap Indiv | 00 AIME-I, 1-8 |

Sun May 8 | Counting 2.1 | 97 Chap Indiv | 01 Chap Indiv | |

Sun May 15 | Probability 3.1 | 95 Chap Indiv | 96 Chap Indiv | |

Sun May 22 | No practice | |||

Sun May 29 | Number theory 4.1 | 92 Chap Indiv | 93 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jun 5 | Geometry 5.1 | 90 Chap Indiv | 91 Chap Indiv | |

Mon Jun 6 |
Last day of school |
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Sun Jun 12 | Algebra 1.2 | 88 Chap Indiv | 89 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jun 19 | Counting 2.2 | 86 Chap Indiv | 87 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jun 26 | Probability 3.2 | 84 Chap Indiv | 85 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jul 3 | Number theory 4.2 | 02 Chap Indiv | 98 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jul 10 | Geometry 5.2 | 04 Chap Indiv | 03 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jul 17 | Algebra 1.3 | 06 Chap Indiv | 05 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jul 24 | Counting 2.3 | 08 Chap Indiv | 07 Chap Indiv | |

Sun Jul 31 | Probability 3.3 | 99 State Indiv | 00 State Indiv | |

Sun Aug 7 | No practice | |||

Sat Aug 13 | 97 State Indiv | 98 State Indiv | ||

Sun Aug 21 | 95 State Indiv | 96 State Indiv | 00 AIME-II, 1-8 | |

Thu Aug 25 |
School begins |
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Sun Aug 28 | 93 State Indiv | 94 State Indiv | ||

Sun Sep 4 | 91 State Indiv | 92 State Indiv | ||

Sun Sep 11 | 89 State Indiv | 90 State Indiv | ||

Sun Sep 18 | Number theory 4.3 | 02 State Indiv | 01 State Indiv | |

Sun Sep 25 | Geometry 5.3 | 04 State Sprint | 03 State Sprint | |

Sun Oct 2 | Algebra 1.4 | 06 State Sprint | 05 State Sprint | |

Sun Oct 9 | Counting 2.4 | 08 State Sprint- | 07 State Sprint | |

Sun Oct 16 | Probability 3.4 | 09 State Sprint- | ||

Sun Oct 23 | Number theory 4.4 | 04 State Target | 03 State Target | |

Sun Oct 30 | Geometry 5.4 | 06 State Target | 05 State Target | |

Sun Nov 6 | Algebra 1.5 | 08 State Target | 07 State Target | |

Sun Nov 13 | Counting 2.5 | 88 State Sprint- | 88 State Target | |

Sun Nov 20 | Probability 3.5 | 87 State Target | 87 State Sprint | 87 State Countdown |

Sun Nov 27 | Number theory 4.5 | 86 State Sprint- | 86 State Target | 86 State Countdown |

Sun Dec 4 | 00 Nat Sprint | |||

Sun Dec 11 | Geometry 5.5 | 00 Nat Target | 99 State Countdown | |

Sat Dec 17 |
Winter break |
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Sun Dec 18 | Algebra 1.6 | 01 Nat Sprint | 01 Nat Target | 01 AIME-I, 1-8 |

Sun Dec 25 | No practice | |||

Thu Dec 29 | Counting 2.6 | 02 Nat Sprint | 02 Nat Target | |

Sun Jan 1 | No practice | |||

Mon Jan 2 | Probability 3.6 | 03 Nat Sprint | 03 Nat Target | |

Tue Jan 3 |
School resumes |
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Sun Jan 8 | Number theory 4.6 | 00 Chap Indiv | 99 Chap Indiv | 99 Nat Indiv |

Sun Jan 15 | Geometry 5.6 | 04 Nat Target | 04 Nat Sprint | 98 Chap Indiv |

Sun Jan 22 | Algebra 1.7 | 01 Chap Indiv | 97 Chap Indiv | 98 Nat Indiv |

Sun Jan 29 | Counting 2.7 | 03 Chap Indiv | 04 Chap Indiv | 95 Chap Countdown, 97 Nat Indiv |

Sat Feb 4 |
City competition (confirmed) |
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Sun Feb 5 | Probability 3.7 | 05 Nat Sprint | 05 Nat Target | |

Sun Feb 12 | Number theory 4.7 | 06 Nat Target | 06 Nat Sprint | |

Sun Feb 19 | Algebra 1.8 | 07 Nat Sprint | 07 Nat Target | |

Sun Feb 26 | Counting 2.8 | 08 Nat Target | 08 Nat Sprint | |

Sun Mar 4 | Algebra 1.9 | 09 Nat Sprint | 09 Nat Target | |

Sun Mar 11 | Counting 2.9 | 00 State Indiv | 99 State Indiv | |

Sun Mar 18 | Algebra 1.10 | 98 State Indiv | 97 State Indiv | |

Sat Mar 24 |
State competition (confirmed) |