Prerequisites: Completion of Singapore Math levels 3A OR Beast Academy 3A
There are 4 books in Beast Academy Level 3: 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D for a one-year curriculum. We have finished the 3A book in Summer. This class will start from 3B and then continue to book 3C in the Fall term, with about 12-week of class. After completion of this course, students should join the BA Math 3CD in the winter/spring to finish the 3C and 3D books.
BA Level 3A covers shapes, skip-counting, and perimeter, and area.
BA Level 3B covers multiplication and perfect squares.
BA Level 3C includes chapters on variables, division, and measurement.
BA Level 3D includes chapters on fractions, estimation, and area.
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 in applying mathematics to various situations.
The materials cover core fundamentals and then present these fundamentals at a deeper and more challenging level than a 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.