This class is designed to prepare students for both the AMC 8 exam and the Mathcounts competitions. This class combines teaching challenging concepts with fun mock competitions in the style of Mathcounts Team and Countdown rounds. Topics covered by this class include algebra, geometry, counting and number theory. By having students actively participate in math activities, the students will enjoy the class as well as learn key concepts that will increase their passion in math competitions. By the end of the class, students will be ready to take and excel in the AMC 8 and the Mathcounts math competitions.

Dates: Saturdays 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4

Time: 4:00pm–5:30pm

Location: Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Andrew Zhao

Andrew Zhao is a junior at Gunn High School. He is experienced in math competitions: he has participated in AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, AIME, HMMT, CHMMC, and ARML When he was on the Mathcounts JLS team, his team won 2nd in the Peninsula Chapter and 4th in Northern California. He is a two time AIME qualifier, and has placed 11th individually at the Caltech-Harvey Mudd Math Tournament; his team also received 4th place at that competition. He also has experience teaching kids in diverse subjects such as biology and math. During his free time, he likes to program on the computer, to read the news and to go swimming.

Teaching Assistant

Julia Zhao

I am Julia Zhao, a 9th grader at Gunn High School. I enjoy solving math problems and working with other kids. It is fun to be an active part of a classroom and I look forward to helping students again. In my own time, I play badminton competitively; reading and cooking are my favorite leisure activities.

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