Math Fun: Pre-algebra, Session 1

Class Instruction

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“Math Fun: Pre-algebra” is a program hosted by a sophomore of Mira Costa High School and sponsored by I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids*.


Class Description

Pre-Algebra includes a thorough exploration of the fundamentals of arithmetic, including fractions, exponents, and decimals. We also introduce beginning topics in number theory and algebra, including common divisors and multiples, primes and prime factorizations, basic equations and inequalities, and ratios.

This is available as a live course that meets online once a week one hour sessions. we will offer feedback on student work.

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students best learn by tackling hard problems themselves, not by watching others do the work. In our classes, we will start with questions, challenging the students to find the key insights on their own. This helps students learn how to generate new ideas as required, and to develop new skills as needed. When students inevitably get stuck, teachers and assistants provide hints and more direct instruction. After students have solved a problem, we will reinforce important concepts and strategies. Then–it’s on to the next problem!

Who Should Take This Class?

This course is ideal for students who have completed an elementary school (grades 1-4) math curriculum and are eager for a more challenging mathematical experience, and enhance their problem-solving techniques to prepare them for prestigious middle school math contests such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, and the AMC 8. You can try this diagnostic test to see if you are prepared to take this course.


Target Age:  8-13


Books to prepare?

It is optional, but if you want to get more practices, you can purchase the book here.



Week 1 : 2020-09-17 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Arithmetic Rules

Week 2 : 2020-09-24 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Exponents

Week 3 : 2020-10-01 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Number Theory – Part 1 

Week 4:  2020-10-08 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Number Theory – Part 2

Week 5:  2020-10-15 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Number Theory – Part 3

Week 6: 2020-10-22 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Fraction – Part 1

Week 7: 2020-10-29 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Fraction – Part 2

Week 8: 2020-11-05 (Thursday) | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Fraction – Part 3


  1. The online instruction will be sent out after booking.
  2. The online class will be recorded, if you missed, we will share the recorded video to you.
  3. All registration is not refundable.

About Teacher

Cindy is a sophomore at Mira Costa High School with a strong interest in mathematics and its various applications. She was the highest individual score for math olympiad in pacific elementary 2014-2016. In addition to math, she also enjoys computer science. Cindy is also involved in music, and is enrolled in her school’s Symphony Orchestra as a violinist. In addition, she was also nationally ranked in badminton prior to the pandemic.


About Teacher Assistant

Irenka is currently a freshman at CAMS and is taking Algebra 2. She has been to many math competitions, including MathCounts, Math Field Day, and GAIM, representing her middle school. In those competitions, they have received 2nd, 3rd, and 2nd, respectively. Aside from math, Irenka also enjoys reading, dancing, doing volunteer work, and playing the piano and violin. She is a member of the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra, and also teaches young violinists there as an assistant teacher as well.


About Coach

Dedian, graduated from Institute of Mathematics, Fudan University and USC Viterbi School of Engineering in Computer Science, is currently working for Snap Inc. as an engineering manager. He is passionate about kids math education (such as hosting Math Kangaroo Training Camp for kids who love math) and volunteering to coach kids who participate I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids programs.


* About  I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids:

I.C.E.A. Incubator for Kids is the entrepreneurship program to help kids building up leadership and running non-profit business for other kids. For I.C.E.A parents, if your children has any educational program ideas, you can send the business plan to I.C.E.A. ( for a review.


This event is fully booked.

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