[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

Click here to explore the new problems.

Note by Peter Taylor
5 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.

Nishanth Hegde - 5 years ago

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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 :)

Abhishek De - 5 years ago

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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.

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years ago

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

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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@Peter Taylor Maybe we could contribute problems ourselves?

Carl Joshua Quines - 5 years ago

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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...! :(

Raja Metronetizen - 4 years, 12 months ago

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

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That's the same problem here.

Pranav Arora - 5 years ago

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

Edward Elric - 5 years ago

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

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years ago

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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

Sambit Senapati - 5 years ago

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Thanks a bunch Brilliant staff!

Pranav Arora - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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I agree.

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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No doubt Brilliant staff are great,thanxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Kiran Patel - 5 years ago

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Super phenomenal!!!!

Fernando Vela - 5 years ago

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Wow!! It's awesome!!!!! Please!!Please!! do something similar for physics too......

Saurabh Dubey - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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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 - 5 years ago

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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.

Sam Solomon Staff - 5 years ago

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

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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It's wonderful.=D

Jia Zheng Chai - 5 years ago

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That looks really really good!

Tim Vermeulen - 5 years ago

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This is fantastic.Thank you Brilliant team.

Siddharth Iyer - 5 years ago

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

Rohan Rao - 5 years ago

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

Joseph Gomes - 5 years 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 - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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I like this . But Please remove recruit friends option

Mayank Kaushik - 5 years ago

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Yes

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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It is AWSOME, thank you so much.

Haroun Meghaichi - 5 years ago

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cool stuff..thanks. Needed it.

Priyankar Kumar - 5 years ago

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tanx sir g?

Attain k Gupta - 5 years ago

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

Ayushi Agrawal - 5 years ago

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the problems are good though

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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the questions are fun, but

I HATE FACEBOOK

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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same here.

Priyankar Kumar - 5 years ago

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

Nikhil Tr - 5 years ago

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@Nikhil Tr 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.

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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

Riya Gupta - 5 years ago

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I like it

Shaheed Vh - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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GOD knows!

Riya Gupta - 5 years ago

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I love it!

Carl Joshua Quines - 5 years ago

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

Tùng Nguyễn Minh - 5 years ago

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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.

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years ago

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

Isaac Miguel Gocuyo - 5 years ago

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This is Awesome thanks

Akhil Thampy - 5 years 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 - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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i luv math, like omg

Barnaby Gaylord - 5 years 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 - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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

Maher El Ghor - 5 years ago

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

Advitiya Brijesh - 5 years ago

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For the time being that is correct.

Sam Solomon Staff - 5 years ago

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hi

Barnaby Gaylord - 5 years ago

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I think this is great

Barnaby Gaylord - 5 years 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 - 5 years 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 - 5 years ago

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

Rohan Rao - 5 years ago

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

Michael Tang - 5 years ago

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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.

Peter Taylor Staff - 5 years ago

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

Karan Kewalramani - 5 years ago

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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 - 5 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.

Ashish Gupta - 5 years ago

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

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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boring

Nguyễn Lễ - 5 years ago

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HOW DO YOU RECRUIT FRIENDS??? I RAGE AT THE SIGHT OF SET TWO OF NUMBER SET LOCKED!!!
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Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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

Superman Son - 5 years ago

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so facebook is a pain

Bob Yang - 5 years ago

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