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
- Rusczyk, Richard; Patrick, David; Boppana, Ravi, Prealgebra. Alpine, CA: Art of Problem Solving Incorporated, 2012. ISBN 9781934124215
- Rusczyk, Richard; Patrick, David; Boppana, Ravi, Prealgebra Solutions Manual. Alpine, CA: Art of Problem Solving Incorporated, 2012. ISBN 9781934124222
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.