Fundamentals of Mathematics (AoPS)

Full-year course. A honors-level math class which leads to readiness to engage in Pre-Algebra. This math class will focus on problem-solving and engagement with challenging math to foster in-depth understanding and enjoyment so that students are ready to engage in Pre-Algebra. Topics include but are not limited to: arithmetic, exponents, number theory, fractions, equations and inequalities, decimals, ratios and rates, percents, square roots, angles, area and perimeter, right triangles and equilateral triangles, statistics, counting, and problem solving strategies. Students will be expected to come to class prepared to discuss problems and to work individually and in groups to solve assigned problems. Read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy approach to Art of Problem Solving here. 

Prerequisite: Beast 5 Readiness Test

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Fundamentals of Mathematics (AoPS) Information

  • Example Syllabus
  • Class meets three times a week for 50-55 minutes, or twice per week for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Class cap: 15 students.
  • Designed for grades 5-7. Course may be listed as “honors” on transcript.

Course Materials

  • Click here to purchase the course texts.
    • Beast Academy 5 Full Set

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