# Algebra I

**I. READING MATERIALS**

Sandor Lehoczky / Richard Rusczyk, *Art of Problem Solving, vol I and II*.

Lecture notes by the instructors

**II. COURSE DESCRIPTION**

This is the first-semester course of the AMC trilogy: Algebra, Geometry and Discrete Math. The three-year accelerated program is for talented students who are strongly interested in Mathematics or STEM in general and would like to challenge themselves in the arena of mathematics.

The course is suitable for talented students from grade 4-6 who understand basic arithmetic. Though accelerated, the materials are aligned with the standard K-12 math curriculum. The instructor will guide them through the textbook and basic problems.

The course should be supplemented with problem-solving sessions (guided or self-study), and continued by Geometry I.

**III. ROUGH COURSE SCHEDULE**