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# Curriculum Map

Below is the "map" of all of our textbooks. Click on any book title to learn more about it.

The top row of the map consists of our **core curriculum**,
which parallels the standard prealgebra-to-calculus
school curriculum, but **in much greater depth** both in
mathematical content and in problem-solving skills. We recommend that students proceed through our
core curriculum in left-to-right order, supplementing with non-core books as desired.

Still unsure? Please contact us for a specific recommendation.

# Curriculum Recommendations

If you still don't know which book to choose after reading the recommendations below, then click here to receive a personalized recommendation from AoPS staff.

### Elementary School

Our Beast Academy elementary school curriculum is currently available for students in grades 3-5, and will span grades 2 through 5 upon completion.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 3A and its companion Practice 3A are the first part in a four-part series for 3rd grade mathematics. Level 3A includes chapters on shape classification, skip-counting, and perimeter and area.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 3B and its companion Practice 3B are the second part in a four-part series for 3rd grade mathematics. Level 3B includes chapters on multiplication, perfect squares, and the distributive property.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 3C and its companion Practice 3C are the third part in a four-part series for 3rd grade mathematics. Level 3C includes chapters on variables, division, and units and measure.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 3D and its companion Practice 3D are the fourth part in a four-part series for 3rd grade mathematics. Level 3D includes chapters on fractions, estimation, and area.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 4A and its companion Practice 4A are the first part in the planned four-part series for 4th grade mathematics. Level 4A includes chapters on shapes, multiplication, and exponents.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 4B and its companion Practice 4B are the second part in the planned four-part series for 4th grade mathematics. Level 4B includes chapters on counting, division, and logic.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy Guide 4C and its companion Practice 4C are the third part in the planned four-part series for 4th grade mathematics. Level 4C includes chapters on factors, fractions, and integers.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy provides a fun, rigorous, challenging, complete curriculum for aspiring math beasts. Level 5A includes chapters on 3D solids, integers, and expressions & equations.

The guide is written in an engaging comic book style, and the practice book provides over 500 problems ranging from introductory level exercises to very challenging puzzles and word problems.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy provides a fun, rigorous, challenging, complete curriculum for aspiring math beasts. Level 5B includes chapters on Statistics, Factors & Multiples, and Fractions.

The guide is written in an engaging comic book style, and the practice book provides over 500 problems ranging from introductory level exercises to very challenging puzzles and word problems.

**Guide and Practice $ 27.00**

Beast Academy provides a fun, rigorous, challenging, complete curriculum for aspiring math beasts. Level 5C includes chapters on Sequences, Ratios & Rates, and Decimals.

The guide is written in an engaging comic book style, and the practice book provides nearly 600 problems ranging from introductory level exercises to very challenging puzzles and word problems.

### Prealgebra and Algebra

Students who have completed an elementary school curriculum but have not taken a Prealgebra (or equivalent) course should start with Prealgebra. Students who have worked with square roots, basic variable expressions such as 2x + 3, and basic linear equations such as the equation 2x + 7 = 23, but who have not taken an Algebra 1 course or an equivalent, may be ready to move on to Introduction to Algebra.

**Text and Solutions $ 54.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 59.00**

### Beyond Basic Algebra

Students who have completed a basic algebra course (such as a typical school Algebra 1 course) are ready for most of our Introduction series. Consider a break from algebra with Introduction to Counting & Probability and/or Introduction to Number Theory. Our Introduction to Algebra text goes well beyond the typical algebra curriculum, so you might consult the text's diagnostic post-test to see if your student might need to spend some time with Introduction to Algebra before continuing to Introduction to Geometry. Introduction to Geometry is the most challenging of the Introduction-level books.

**Text and Solutions $ 59.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 57.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

### Advanced High School Math

Students without discrete math experience might start with our Introduction to Counting & Probability text before moving on to our Intermediate series of books. Intermediate Algebra should be completed before Precalculus, which should precede Calculus. The Intermediate Counting & Probability book is appropriate at any point in the sequence after Intermediate Algebra.

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 64.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus. This book is the follow-up to the acclaimed *Introduction to Algebra* textbook. In addition to offering standard Algebra 2 and Precalculus curriculum, the text includes advanced topics such as those problem solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.

**Text and Solutions $ 53.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering precalculus topics. Specific topics covered include trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. Includes many problems from the AIME and USAMO competitions.

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 49.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering single-variable calculus. Specific topics covered include limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, power series, plane curves, and differential equations.

# Contest Preparation Recommendations

### Elementary School Contests

Math Olympiads in the Elementary and Middle Schools spans grades 4-8, and offers a nice supplement to any elementary school curriculum. Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics offers lessons and problems, while the other two books listed below offer problems and solutions from past contests.

**$ 37.99**

**$ 35.95**

**$ 37.95**

**$ 39.95**

### Middle School Contests

The Art of Problem Solving Introduction series offers both a full math curriculum and problem solving training for middle school and beginning high school math contests. Over 1000 problems from major contests are included among the AoPS series of books. Our Art of Problem Solving Volume 1 and Competition Math for Middle School are designed specifically for contest preparation, and we also offer books published by MATHCOUNTS.

**Text and Solutions $ 54.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 59.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 57.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**$ 35.00**

**$ 35.00**

### High School Contests

In addition to offering a full curriculum for middle school and early high school students, the Art of Problem Solving Introduction series provides training for early high school contests such as the AMC 10. Meanwhile, our Intermediate series delivers a full curriculum for high school students alongside training for more advanced contests, such as the AIME and the Harvard-MIT Tournament.

Our classic Art of Problem Solving Volume 1 and Volume 2 have helped prepare students for major high school contests for over 20 years. We also offer books published by the Mathematical Association of America, which administers the AMC, and the Mandelbrot Competition.

**Text and Solutions $ 59.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 57.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 64.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus. This book is the follow-up to the acclaimed *Introduction to Algebra* textbook. In addition to offering standard Algebra 2 and Precalculus curriculum, the text includes advanced topics such as those problem solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 53.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering precalculus topics. Specific topics covered include trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. Includes many problems from the AIME and USAMO competitions.

**Text and Solutions $ 42.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 45.00**

**$ 53.95**

**$ 49.95**

**$ 49.95**

**$ 25.00**

**$ 23.00**

**$ 20.00**

### High School Olympiads

National high school olympiads target the most experienced high school students in their respective countries. For example, the USA(J)MO in the United States is an invitational exam given to roughly 500 high scorers on preliminary contests. Our Intermediate series is useful for students just getting started with olympiads, and we offer several books from Titu Andreescu and the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust that target Olympiad students.

**Text and Solutions $ 64.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering Algebra 2 and topics in Precalculus. This book is the follow-up to the acclaimed *Introduction to Algebra* textbook. In addition to offering standard Algebra 2 and Precalculus curriculum, the text includes advanced topics such as those problem solving strategies required for success on the AMC and AIME competitions.

**Text and Solutions $ 47.00**

**Text and Solutions $ 53.00**

A comprehensive textbook covering precalculus topics. Specific topics covered include trigonometry, complex numbers, vectors, and matrices. Includes many problems from the AIME and USAMO competitions.

**$ 24.95**

**$ 24.95**

**New second edition!**A Mathematical Olympiad Primer is an excellent guide for young mathematicians preparing for competitions, such as the British Mathematical Olympiad. The book contains theory including algebra, combinatorics and geometry, and BMO1 Problems and Solutions from 1996 onwards. This is the revised and expanded 2nd Edition.

**$ 24.95**

**$ 24.95**