Designed for students in a sixth grade GATE program or those concurrently taking Honors Pre-Algebra, this course will teach strategies and techniques on how to approach problems frequently found on most middle school mathematics competitions. Students will be ready to participate in popular middle school competitions such as Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS), AMC 8, MATHCOUNTS, and California Math League. The curriculum of this course also aligns with the Common Core State Standards of Grade 6 and prepares students to take the Algebra Qualifying Exam in Irvine Unified School District (IUSD).