Kavan Doctor's USACO Silver Class
USACO Silver - 12 Classes, 12 Problem Sets
This class series will use Java and C++, and be a combination of problem solving as well as lecturing. There will be 12 classes and 12 homework sets.
The class will cover foundational concepts in USACO by analyzing and dissecting problems. After each class, a set of problems with varying difficulty will be given to students for practice and review in subsequent classes.
By the end, students will be well prepared to perform well on the USACO Silver contest and progress to the Gold division.
Prerequisite: Fluency in Java or C++, ability to consistently solve Bronze problems.
Sunday - 3:00-5:30 PM
Class 1) Java, C++ and Bronze Implementation Review
Class 2, 3, 4) Graph Theory
- Depth First Search
- Breadth First Search
- Connected Components
- Flood Fill
- Graph Implementation
Class 5) Prefix Sums and Applications
Class 6) Advanced Greedy Algorithms
Class 7,8) Binary Search and Applications
Class 9,10) Mathematics in USACO
- Combinatorics, Game Theory, Number Theory, Modular Arithmetic
Class 11, 12) Ad-Hoc Silver Problem Solving, Advanced Implementation
Kavan Doctor is an incoming student to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying Math + Computer Science.