Pre-Algebra (AoPS)

Course Description


Full-year course. Prepares students for advanced mathematical study using the Art of Problem Solving approach (similar to the Singapore method). Emphasis on problem-solving skills; topics include but are not limited to single and multi-variable equations, data analysis, introduction to number theory, graphing, measurement, exponents, square roots, and introduction to geometry. Read about the Well-Trained Mind Academy approach to Art of Problem Solving here. 

Prerequisite: AoPS Placement Test

Example Syllabus (Download the PDF)

Course texts:

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  • Art of Problem Solving Prealgebra

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  • Art of Problem Solving Prealgebra Solutions Manual

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 6-9.

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