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

Click here to explore the new problems.

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TopNewestNot 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. – Nishanth Hegde · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Abhishek De · 4 years, 4 months 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 :)Log in to reply

– Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 4 months 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.Log in to reply

– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

– Carl Joshua Quines · 4 years, 4 months ago

Maybe we could contribute problems ourselves?Log in to reply

– Raja Metronetizen · 4 years, 3 months 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...! :(Log in to reply

– Shendy Marcello Yuniar · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

– Pranav Arora · 4 years, 4 months ago

That's the same problem here.Log in to reply

– Edward Elric · 4 years, 4 months ago

Pure commercialization............:(Log in to reply

thread, Nishanth. Eventually there will be other ways than facebook to unlock problem sets. – Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 4 months ago

Please see my comment in thisLog in to reply

– Sambit Senapati · 4 years, 3 months 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). :DLog in to reply

Thanks a bunch Brilliant staff! – Pranav Arora · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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. – Alexander Sludds · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

I agree.Log in to reply

No doubt Brilliant staff are great,thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx – Kiran Patel · 4 years, 4 months ago

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Super phenomenal!!!! – Fernando Vela · 4 years, 4 months ago

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Wow!! It's awesome!!!!! Please!!Please!! do something similar for physics too...... – Saurabh Dubey · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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. – Garvil Singhal · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

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? – Tim Vermeulen · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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. – Sam Solomon Staff · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

It's wonderful.=D – Jia Zheng Chai · 4 years, 4 months ago

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That looks really really good! – Tim Vermeulen · 4 years, 4 months ago

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This is fantastic.Thank you Brilliant team. – Siddharth Iyer · 4 years, 4 months ago

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It's beautiful, I love the new Core Math section! Thank you guys so much! :D – Rohan Rao · 4 years, 4 months ago

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What is going on?? Where is Calculus & Trigonometry section?? I don't like this facebook integration. – Joseph Gomes · 4 years, 4 months ago

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thank you so much for the changes you've made,,,this is really better compared to the old format,,,hehehe – Mervin Bueno · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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? – Matt Wang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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I like this . But Please remove recruit friends option – Mayank Kaushik · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

YesLog in to reply

It is AWSOME, thank you so much. – Haroun Meghaichi · 4 years, 4 months ago

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cool stuff..thanks. Needed it. – Priyankar Kumar · 4 years, 4 months ago

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tanx sir g? – Attain k Gupta · 4 years, 4 months ago

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i was waiting for it........................ the waitss over thanxxxxxxxxxxxx brilliant thanxxxx a lot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – Ayushi Agrawal · 4 years, 4 months ago

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the problems are good though – Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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the questions are fun, but

I HATE FACEBOOK – Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Priyankar Kumar · 4 years, 4 months ago

same here.Log in to reply

– Nikhil Tr · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months 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.Log in to reply

– Riya Gupta · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

I like it – Shaheed Vh · 4 years, 4 months ago

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hey...this isnt fair....i hate using fb and i had to reactivate my account.....isn't there any other way ? – Riya Gupta · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

Same here. Which dum person came up with this idea???Log in to reply

– Riya Gupta · 4 years, 4 months ago

GOD knows!Log in to reply

I love it! – Carl Joshua Quines · 4 years, 4 months ago

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So basically now we can't change our current curriculum maths level? :( – Tùng Nguyễn Minh · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 4 months 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.Log in to reply

– Isaac Miguel Gocuyo · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

This is Awesome thanks – Akhil Thampy · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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!! – Andrias Yuwantoko · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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 – Eduardo Caldas · 4 years, 3 months ago

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i luv math, like omg – Barnaby Gaylord · 4 years, 3 months ago

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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. – Shriram S B · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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...... – Garvil Singhal · 4 years, 4 months ago

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How soon will you be including the training for more complicated topics, such as double integrals? – Maher El Ghor · 4 years, 4 months ago

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Will there be no problems in core mathematics that will award points? – Advitiya Brijesh · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Sam Solomon Staff · 4 years, 4 months ago

For the time being that is correct.Log in to reply

hi – Barnaby Gaylord · 4 years, 3 months ago

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I think this is great – Barnaby Gaylord · 4 years, 3 months ago

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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 – Edward Chen · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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. – Shriram S B · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Rohan Rao · 4 years, 4 months ago

You should get all 3 stars directly on doing the Advanced Level.Log in to reply

Are the stars that we earn eligible to redeem prizes like the points are in the olympiad section? – Michael Tang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 4 months 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.Log in to reply

– Karan Kewalramani · 4 years, 4 months ago

Thanks peter sir and all the staff of brilliant its a good thingLog in to reply

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?!??!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! – Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months 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. – Ashish Gupta · 4 years, 3 months ago

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it's all the @\&%#* invites and stuff which is a TOTALLY STUPID idea :( – Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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boring – Nguyễn Lễ · 4 years, 4 months ago

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

:(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((9 – Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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– Superman Son · 4 years, 4 months ago

i am an exterminator of facebookism but now brilliant is exterminatin meLog in to reply

– Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

so facebook is a painLog in to reply