# [Staff Post] New Core Mathematics Section is now live

Hi all,

I know you have been getting antsy in anticipation of the rebirth of Curriculum Mathematics. It is now here. Please post any questions you have in this thread. The format has changed dramatically in ways that we believe will be much better than the old Curriculum Math section. These are some differences:

• You can choose specifically what types of problems you would like to do.
• You can choose what difficulty of problems you would like to do.
• These problems do not expire at the end of the week.
• There are a whole lot more problems.
• You can assess your strengths and identify your weaknesses on the expanded Techniques Trainer

The intention of "Curriculum Math" was to offer everyone the ability to practice problems that were more relevant to their success in school, on some tests, and help people polish your basics. Algebra/Trig was meant to help people ease into the Olympiad sections, and Calculus was meant to offer the large number of users who are currently studying calculus in school extra problems to chew on.

We have always thought of the Olympiad problems as being harder and different from what you see in school. For our olympiad weekly challenges, having a surprise selection of atypical problems that expire at the end of the week is part of the fun.

In our opinion that format was not the best for helping people get the practice they need. For this reason, we renamed the category "Core Mathematics". We do not know what all of your individual high school math curriculums look like. These problems are meant to help you master the essential "Core" concepts of high school math that are necessary for success in any mathematical endeavor.

We hope you enjoy it,

The Entire Staff of Brilliant

Note by Peter Taylor
6 years ago

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Not everyone can get through to the 'next tier' because the site says 'Each successful invite grants you access to the next tier of problem sets – across all difficulty levels, inside all topics.' What about people who are not on fb ? It would also lead people already in fb on a wild goose chase of finding people to invite them to brilliant.

- 6 years ago

Yes Brilliant.org please also remember about Luddite people like me who would choose death rather than FB. I think the guys with management degrees in the Brilliant staff are thinking way too much now. Otherwise this is a great feature and will surely help me brush up my rusty calculus. Also, thanks for making solutions free :)

- 6 years ago

We will find an option for you and others like you so that you neither have to die nor abstain from bringing people to Brilliant. For the record, nobody employed by Brilliant.org has a degree in management.

Staff - 6 years ago

Maybe you can just spend your points for the next tier of problems, that will be a more equal chance for everyone.

- 6 years ago

Maybe we could contribute problems ourselves?

- 6 years ago

i too dont have a facebook account...but my father has have one....but his friends in his friends' list are all employee ....so how they can engage their time into this website???....even if being useful...! :(

- 6 years ago

And what about my friends who are (mostly) not really interested in mathematics?

That's the same problem here.

- 6 years ago

Pure commercialization............:(

- 6 years ago

Please see my comment in this thread, Nishanth. Eventually there will be other ways than facebook to unlock problem sets.

Staff - 6 years ago

Well, there's a good news. Each successful invite grants you access to the next tier of problem sets – across all difficulty levels, inside all topics. So, one would need a maximum of 4 invites to unlock all sets (atleast for now). :D

- 6 years ago

Thanks a bunch Brilliant staff!

- 6 years ago

In regard to the inviting friends thing it would be nice if this feature would not hinder every user. Personally I think it should still be in the system so that we can get additional people but users should also be able to spend about 250 points to unlock the next tier of questions in each section. This seems very fair to me.

- 6 years ago

I agree.

- 6 years ago

No doubt Brilliant staff are great,thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx

- 6 years ago

Super phenomenal!!!!

- 6 years ago

That looks really really good!

- 6 years ago

It's wonderful.=D

- 6 years ago

It didn't say I could only answer three times… So now I answered one of the problems wrong (and I obviously figured it out now ;) ). Will this problem be unsolved forever now, and is there no chance for me of ever earning the stars attached to it?

- 6 years ago

Hi Tim, thanks for noticing, we've added the standard "Tries left" notification to the submit button.

We will eventually be adding more problem sets and you can try to gain the missed star(s) that way. Also, if it was a easier difficulty set, you can jump ahead and earn 2 or even all 3 stars by getting a complete set of problems correct at the 2nd or 3rd level.

Clarification on how the stars work: if you solve a Basic and then an Intermediate problem set within the same technique, you will have earned 2 stars in that technique for getting to the Intermediate level, rather than 3. In other words, stars are achieved rather than accumulated within a technique.

Staff - 6 years ago

Yeah that is good because I got a problem wrong and now I can't correct it so thanks :)

- 6 years ago

When i solved prime factorization basic set 1, and then i went to basic set 2, it said something like recruit more friends, also, i would like to tell that if it has something related to facebook, then plz remove it, as i m not an user.

- 6 years ago

That is absolutely correct, as I do not have a facebook also and the people who do have a clear advantage.

- 6 years ago

- 6 years ago

It's beautiful, I love the new Core Math section! Thank you guys so much! :D

- 6 years ago

This is fantastic.Thank you Brilliant team.

- 6 years ago

the problems are good though

- 6 years ago

i was waiting for it........................ the waitss over thanxxxxxxxxxxxx brilliant thanxxxx a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- 6 years ago

tanx sir g?

- 6 years ago

cool stuff..thanks. Needed it.

- 6 years ago

It is AWSOME, thank you so much.

- 6 years ago

I like this . But Please remove recruit friends option

- 6 years ago

Yes

- 6 years ago

I think that this new section seems pretty legit. Although my main question would be: what exactly do stars do?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying like we need some prize system too. I mean like what exactly do stars signify? Can we get like a ranking board maybe, or something that will actually give the stars some sort of meaning? Otherwise I look at the number of stars, and it doesn't mean anything. Whereas with the points system, I can sort of quantify it; you know what I mean?

- 6 years ago

thank you so much for the changes you've made,,,this is really better compared to the old format,,,hehehe

- 6 years ago

What is going on?? Where is Calculus & Trigonometry section?? I don't like this facebook integration.

- 6 years ago

I like it

- 6 years ago

the questions are fun, but

- 6 years ago

same here.

- 6 years ago

does it mean that i wont be able to do sums after set 1??

- 6 years ago

yes, which is REALLY annoying because then if I get it wrong I don't get a second chance while facebookers get a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th chance to get the star. Now that is not optimal.

- 6 years ago

exactly and i m feeling bad since othrs are able to get 3 stars due to there multiple chances

- 6 years ago

Wow, I think, It is the greatest work, Brilliant. Nice, I can do more the practise for Math... :)) Thank you very much, Brilliant!! Like it!!

- 6 years ago

This is Awesome thanks

- 6 years ago

So basically now we can't change our current curriculum maths level? :(

- 6 years ago

That is correct. We decided that the levels of curriculum math are confusing in relation to levels of olympiad math. For example level five of number theory and algebra is way harder than level five of algebra and trigonometry. For these reasons we decided levels make sense for the olympiad challenges but stars made more sense for the new Core math section. You will notice that very soon the curriculum math levels will disappear from your profile.

Staff - 6 years ago

Recent users like me don't even get to KNOW our levels. =))

- 6 years ago

I love it!

- 6 years ago

hey...this isnt fair....i hate using fb and i had to reactivate my account.....isn't there any other way ?

- 6 years ago

Same here. Which dum person came up with this idea???

- 6 years ago

GOD knows!

- 6 years ago

Will there be no problems in core mathematics that will award points?

- 6 years ago

For the time being that is correct.

Staff - 6 years ago

How soon will you be including the training for more complicated topics, such as double integrals?

- 6 years ago

Why is it that i don't have access to all the techniques. Most of my algebra is closed along with whole integration and differentiation......

- 6 years ago

Sir, I didn't get 3 stars on completing advanced level. It was said that I will get 3 stars but I didn't get it.

- 6 years ago

i luv math, like omg

- 6 years ago

sincerely, I preferred the old "currilculum math".The problems in the new core mathematics are way less interesting, and this recruiting friends mechanism just didn't made me happy. sorry for saying that, you must've had a lot of trouble in doing that change.... I sugest you to mantain both core and curriculum mathematics

- 6 years ago

Are the stars that we earn eligible to redeem prizes like the points are in the olympiad section?

- 6 years ago

Currently, the stars are not redeemable for prizes on the points exchange. We mostly intend them to be a way you can keep track of what you have done.

Staff - 6 years ago

Thanks peter sir and all the staff of brilliant its a good thing

- 6 years ago

Would I get only one star when I have completed the advanced level? If not, I didn't get 3 stars after completing the advanced level.

- 6 years ago

You should get all 3 stars directly on doing the Advanced Level.

- 6 years ago

Hi Brilliant, can I know when does the problems in this section will expire? It mention do not expire at the end of the week. So, it is going to end in the second week?? Thanks :D

- 6 years ago

I think this is great

- 6 years ago

hi

- 6 years ago

I DON'T EVEN HAVE A FACEBOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE WHEN THE SETS THAT ARE LOCKED FROM ME FOREVER IT JUST SAYS YOU NEED TO RECRUIT MORE FRIENDS?!??!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

- 6 years ago

it's all the @\&%#* invites and stuff which is a TOTALLY STUPID idea :(

- 6 years ago

Not everyone can get through to the 'next tier' because the site says 'Each successful invite grants you access to the next tier of problem sets – across all difficulty levels, inside all topics.' What about people who are not on fb ? It would also lead people already in fb on a wild goose chase of finding people to invite them to brilliant.

- 6 years ago

boring

- 6 years ago

HOW DO YOU RECRUIT FRIENDS??? I RAGE AT THE SIGHT OF SET TWO OF NUMBER SET LOCKED!!!
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- 6 years ago

i am an exterminator of facebookism but now brilliant is exterminatin me

- 6 years ago