AOPS If you are doing math this year, it is very important that you spend A LOT of time on the Art of Problem Solving website. To do so: go to www.aops.com click on LOGIN/REGISTER in the top right then, click on “Create a New Account” then, click on your birthdate (make your birthdate before 2001. It will save you time and hassle) (have your parents read this (Parents, at the bottom of this document is the info about child privacy protection that you would have to sign and send into the website. If you want to do so, that is fine, but if you just want to read it and register your student as a 13 year old, that is fine too) then, scroll to the bottom and click “I Agree to the Terms” then, make your username in the following format firstnamelastname1718, so if your name was George Washington, your username would be georgewashington1718. Make sure you do this right so I can track your progress. It is very important. then, type in your school email address. It should be in the format of email@example.com. So, if your name is George Washington, your email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org then, type your email address again then, type your password (it should be the same password you use to get on the computers at school) (it should begin with rcs and then have four numbers after it) then, choose your time zone (UTC -5 Eastern Standard Time) then, type in your confirmation code then, go to your email and click on the email from AoPs then, click on the blue link that says “please visit the following link in order to activate your account” then, sign in then, click on “Alcumus” at the top of the screen then, click on “Help” on the top left and READ THE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY then, click on “Get Problem” at the top left of the screen Play on Alcumus as much as you can this summer. The more you play, the better you’ll get.
Click on FTW at the top of the screen. This is an online game that is very good to help you practice against other really awesome math players. Play on this as much as you can.
Click on Videos at the top of the screen. Check out the “Prealgebra” videos as well as the “Mathcounts minis”. Watching these videos will help you a lot when you come up on something that is challenging.
You don’t have to, but you can order the book from the website, or from Amazon called “The Art of Problem Solving: The Basics”. You should also order the solution manual if you order the textbook. It is really helpful, but not completely necessary.
Other math links Mathcounts Drills - scroll to the bottom of this page to set up practice tests. For quick recall style questions, choose "single answer" MATHCOUNTS Handbook Archive - Mathcounts is a major math competition. Reading the articles on this website will be very helpful for you