Teacher Review for Art of Problem Solving

Strong program with emphasis on deep understanding of concepts and love of math. Would highly recommend above most curriculums I have tried.

maria h.
Homeschooling parent
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My Grades 1, 4, 6, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I have used the Beast Academy Series for my kids when they were younger, then they have transitioned into the Art of Problem Solving for 6/7-12. If kids start with Beast Academy at a younger age I think they could be successful in later classes. Beast Academy starts with Grade 2, then goes through 5, though they cover more than most curriculums.
My Take
The K-5 program is strong and could easily be used in any k-6 program. The content is challenging but so strongly done that any level of student could use the program with support. The art of problem solving program for 6-12 is very challenging. It could be used for all students, but again, would need support. The online classes are excellent, books alone would need strong classroom support. Clearly aimed at high functioning students. This is a math program that goes beyond basic understanding and rote memorization to emphasize true, deep understanding and complex thinking. There are a plethora of problems available and a rich online community.