NCLS Course Description

Last updated on October 2014



NCLS Math program


NCLS Math program provides different levels of math courses for students from 4th grade at public elementary schools up to 11th grade at public high schools, covering arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, PSAT and SAT. Along with the main ?horizontal? mathematic courses, we open ?Math contest? class as a ?vertical? exploration for students who love challenging themselves. This class helps students to look at mathematic problems in different aspect of views and develop effective approaches to the solutions.

Starting the year of 2012, NCLS math program adopts Singapore math system as a core in classes.? Instead of pursuing a placement of public school education or gifted students training, this system primarily focuses on the fundamentals and skills in mathematics learning and problem solving, and emphasizing on learning mathematics effectively.

Suggestions to the parents:

When you help your child to choose class, you need to read the course syllabus carefully and clearly understand the content in each course, then, find out a class which is proper to your child. For Math 4, 5, and 6, please let your child take the placement test at home and grade it yourself; a score of over 80% on the placement test is required for taking the related class.

When you think about ?math contest? class for your child, please keep in mind that this class is not suitable for all students. A certain level pre-requisite is necessary in order to ensure everyone in this class to meet their goals after several years studying. It is highly suggested to speak to class teacher for the details before you and your child make decision.

 The course syllabus:



Class Name

 Math 10

Course Name


Suggested to the students in public school

 Grade 7-10

Course Length

 1 year

Reference Textbook

 Barron?s SAT Math Workbook

College board: Official SAT Study Guide

Course Content

Part One: Number and Operations

1. Basic Arithmetic Concepts

2. Elementary Number Theory

3. Fraction, Decimal, and Percent

4. Ratios and Proportions

5. Sequences and Series

Part Two: Algebra and Functions

6. Polynomials and algebraic fractions

7. Solving Linear Equations and Inequalities

8. Solving Quadratic Equations

9. Word Problems

10, Exponents and Roots

11. Functions and Graphs

Part Three: Geometry and? Measurement

12. Lines and Angles

13. Triangles

14. Quadrilaterals and Polygons

15. Circles

16. Solid Geometry

17. Coordinate Geometry

18. Graphs and charts

19. Counting and probability

20. Average