Beast Academy is a full curriculum for students ages 8‑13. Each level is split into four units, A‑D. For each unit, there is a Guide book and a Practice book.
The Guide books provide comprehensive, rigorous instruction in a fully illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style.
The Practice books include hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons taught in the Guides.
- More Than Just Arithmetic Math instruction fails when it focuses on processes and formulas to be used only in specific calculations. At Beast Academy, we help students succeed by understanding the concepts behind their calculations, building a foundation for more advanced math and science classes in the years to come.
- The Joy of problem Solving Figuring out interesting problems and solving puzzles makes challenging math fun. Beast Academy shows young learners what it’s like to enjoy math and understand it on a deeper level by letting them approach mathematical concepts the way that mathematicians do.
- Flexibility and Perseverance If students get every problem right on the first try, they’re probably working on material that’s too easy. Challenging problems and puzzles in Beast Academy foster flexibility and perseverance, helping students develop the skills needed to tackle tough problems in any discipline.
- Mastery Through Exploration Each Beast Academy lesson presents a few basic mathematical concepts, then guides students through applying these concepts in new ways. Students learn by making connections and developing insights that help them understand challenging concepts on a deep level.
A Record of Success
Beast Academy is published by the Art of Problem Solving® team, which has developed resources for outstanding math students since 1993.
By teaching students how to solve the kinds of problems they haven’t seen before, our materials have helped enthusiastic math students prepare for —and win!—the world’s hardest math competitions, then go on to succeed at the most prestigious colleges and universities.
Now, Beast Academy brings AoPS's problem-solving approach to elementary math education, helping students leapfrog way ahead of most standard math curricula.
Don't let the comic book style teaching fool you into thinking this isn't a full and proper maths programme. The concepts taught are a step above what you will find in the NZ Maths curriculum with every chapter having extension questions for the children who need it.