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[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
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. Nishanth Hegde · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Nishanth Hegde 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Abhishek De 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 · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Maybe we could contribute problems ourselves? Carl Joshua Quines · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Abhishek De 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, 3 months ago

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@Nishanth Hegde And what about my friends who are (mostly) not really interested in mathematics? Shendy Marcello Yuniar · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Shendy Marcello Yuniar That's the same problem here. Pranav Arora · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Nishanth Hegde Pure commercialization............:( Edward Elric · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Nishanth Hegde Please see my comment in this thread, Nishanth. Eventually there will be other ways than facebook to unlock problem sets. Peter Taylor Staff · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Nishanth Hegde 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 · 4 years, 3 months ago

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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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@Alexander Sludds I agree. Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Garvil Singhal That is absolutely correct, as I do not have a facebook also and the people who do have a clear advantage. Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Tim Vermeulen 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Sam Solomon Yeah that is good because I got a problem wrong and now I can't correct it so thanks :) Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Mayank Kaushik Yes Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Bob Yang same here. Priyankar Kumar · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Priyankar Kumar does it mean that i wont be able to do sums after set 1?? Nikhil Tr · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Riya Gupta Same here. Which dum person came up with this idea??? Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Bob Yang GOD knows! Riya Gupta · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Tùng Nguyễn Minh 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Tùng Nguyễn Minh Recent users like me don't even get to KNOW our levels. =)) Isaac Miguel Gocuyo · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Advitiya Brijesh For the time being that is correct. Sam Solomon Staff · 4 years, 4 months ago

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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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@Shriram S B You should get all 3 stars directly on doing the Advanced Level. Rohan Rao · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Michael Tang 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 · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Thanks peter sir and all the staff of brilliant its a good thing Karan Kewalramani · 4 years, 4 months 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 · 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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@Bob Yang i am an exterminator of facebookism but now brilliant is exterminatin me Superman Son · 4 years, 4 months ago

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@Superman Son so facebook is a pain Bob Yang · 4 years, 4 months ago

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