Overview
AlphaStar Yearround Math Program is composed of Fall and Spring semesters with onsite course offerings. Fall semester covers Algebra and Counting (AC) topics whereas Spring semester covers Geometry and Number Theory (GN) topics. For example, MC25AC Fall course only covers the first half (Algebra and Counting) of the MC25 level and MC25GN Spring course covers the second half (Geometry and Number Theory). Summer course MC25 is the combination of these two halves covering the whole curriculum with all four subjects. Separate registration is required for each semester. Fall and Spring semesters each have 12 twohour sessions. Students are expected to work 12 hours weekly on Homework.
Schedule
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Math Curriculum
AlphaStar Math Program has eight levels with each level having four subject offerings: Algebra, Counting, Geometry, and Number Theory. Each of these subject courses are taught in 12 chapters. For each chapter, there are Lecture Notes, Example Problems, Exercise (HW) Problems, and a Quiz. Please click below to find objectives along with a sample problem for each chapter:
Math Curriculum: Objectives and Sample Problems
Levels and Courses
Below is a short description for each level. For more details and diagnostic exams, please click on the course name below.
 MC15 (PreMathCounts): For students in grades 46 who are good at school math
 MC20 (AMC 8/MathCounts Basic): For middle school students who are familiar with PreAlgebra topics and want to start training for middle school math competitions
 MC25 (AMC 8/MathCounts Advanced): For middle school students who are familiar with Algebra1 topics and want to master middle school math competitions
 MC30 (AMC 10/12 Basic): For middle and high school students who are familiar with Algebra1 topics and want to start training for high school math competitions AMC 10/12
 MC35 (AMC 10/12 Advanced): For middle and high school students who are very comfortable with Algebra1 topics and want to master high school math competitions AMC 10/12
 MC40 (AIME Basic): For students who are comfortable with AIME qualification and want to start training for AIME, ARML, and high school competitions organized by prestigious universities
 MC45 (AIME Advanced): For students who want to master AIME, ARML, and high school competitions organized by prestigious universities
 MC50 (USA(J)MO): An introductory proof writing course. For students who are confident about USAJMO/USAMO qualification and are willing to work one hour on a single math Olympiad problem.
Please see the AlphaStar Math Program page for more details.
Diagnostic Exams
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If you have further questions about levels, please send us an email at [email protected]
Master Class 2019 – 2020
For 20202021 Academic year, please check back around mid July.
Master Classes prepare individuals and teams for the following prestigious math competitions. In the past, AlphaStar/AStar teams have ranked top places many times in these competitions. Please see the achievements page for more details about past results.
 Harvard MIT Math Tournament (HMMT)
 Stanford Math Tournament (SMT)
 Berkeley Math Tournament (BMT)
 Caltech Harvey Mudd Math Competition (CHMMC)
 Princeton Math Competition (PUMaC)
 Berkeley mini Math Tournament (BmMT)
 MathCounts
 American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) 8/10/12
 American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME)
Fee
Master Classes are free but they require the approval of the course instructor.
Location
Mission College, MT Buildings (Mission Temporaries), Santa Clara, California, 95054
Course Info
Code  Master Class  Grades  Target Competitions  Who Should Apply 

MM20  Euler  46  Alpha Math Contest Euler AMC 8/10 Noetic  Alpha Math Contest Euler Division Medalists AMC 8 Achievement Roll Students 
MM40  Fermat  68  Alpha Math Contest Fermat HMMT Nov BmMT MathCounts AMC 10/12, AIME Noetic  Alpha Math Contest Fermat Division Medalists AIME Qualifiers AMC 10 Honor Roll Students MathCounts State Qualifiers AMC 8 DHR Students 
MM60  Gauss  910  HMMT Nov/Feb SMT, BMT CHMMC, PUMaC AIME, ARML Power  USAJMO Qualifiers USA(J)MO Index: 200+ 
MM80  Hilbert  912  HMMT Feb SMT, BMT CHMMC, PUMaC ARML Power  MOSP Participants USA(J)MO Winners/HM USAMO Qualifiers USAJMO Score 7+ Former Gauss Students 
Schedule & Application
The Class will meet 10 times during the academic year. Tentative Class Schedule is below. Registrants will be notified if there are any changes in the schedule.
Euler  Fermat  Gauss  Hilbert 


Instructor  Dr. Ali Gurel  Mehmet Kaysi  Mehmet Kaysi  Dr. Ali Gurel 
Times  10:45am12:45pm  1:45pm3:45pm  1:45pm3:45pm  10:45am12:45pm 
Session 1  Sep 8  Sep 8  Sep 15  Sep 15 
Session 2  Sep 22  Sep 22  Sep 29  Sep 29 
Session 3  Oct 6  Oct 6  Oct 13  Oct 13 
Session 4  Oct 20  Oct 20  Oct 27  Oct 27 
Session 5  Nov 3  Nov 3  Nov 10  Nov 10 
Session 6  Nov 24  Nov 24  Dec 8  Dec 8 
Session 7  Jan 12  Jan 12  Jan 19  Jan 19 
Session 8  Jan 26  Jan 26  Feb 2  Feb 2 
Session 9  Feb 9  Feb 9  Feb 23  Feb 23 
Session 10  Mar 1  Mar 1  Mar 8  Mar 8 