Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 4A OR Beast Academy 3D.
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 4: 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D.
Beast Academy 4A covers shapes, multiplication, and exponents
Beast Academey 4B covers counting, division, and logic
Beast Academy 4C covers factors, fractions, and intergers
Beast Academy 4D covers fractions, decimals, and probability
This class will cover book 4A in Summer. Students who finish this class may continue to the book 4B in the Fall term.
Beast Academy is published by Art of Problem-Solving as an introduction to their rigorous middle school and high school textbooks. It's a comprehensive curriculum for grades 2-5. Each level consists of a Guide book (a fully-illustrated textbook written in an engaging, comic-book style) and a Practice book (a workbook providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide).
The guides utilize many everyday contexts and visual representations to encourage children to think deeply and understand what they’re learning. This encourages a diminishment of rote learning and an increase of applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then presents these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than typical elementary-school math curriculum. The problem sets are explicitly designed to help students develop the mental grit to handle AMC and Math Olympiad problems and later tackle the kind of non-trivial open questions that real mathematicians work on.