Beast Academy is the new elementary-school math curriculum from Art of Problem Solving. Beast Academy provides a full, rigorous, and entertaining curriculum for aspiring math beasts in grades 2-5. The series consists of four two-book sets for each grade. The Guide book of each set presents the lessons and the Practice book provides exercises and problems to reinforce the lessons.
Beast Academy 2A covers the following topics:
Place Value : Digits, ones, tens, hundreds, breaking and regrouping, adding and subtracting 1, 10, or 100.
Comparing : The number line, distance, consecutive numbers, using < and >, ordering numbers.
Addition : Sums, place value strategies, counting up, adding and taking away, doubles, making 10's and 100's, friendly sums.
Beast Academy 2B covers the following topics:
Subtraction : Place value strategies, using addition, finding a difference, counting up, subtracting then adding, subtracting all at once, and subtracting in parts.
Expressions : Evaluating expressions, using parentheses, working with symbols, simplifying, and solving equations.
Problem Solving : Guessing and checking, working backwards, drawing a picture, finding useful information.
Beast Academy 2C covers the following topics:
Measurement : The measurement chapter focuses on length and includes using a ruler, estimation, customary and metric units, conversions, mixed measures, and adding and subtracting measurements.
Strategies (+&−) : Rearranging addition and subtraction, canceling, subtracting everything at once, using parentheses, and skip-counting.
Odds & Evens : Odds and evens, doubling, halving, addition and subtraction patterns, working with more than two numbers, and puzzles involving crossings, coins, checkerboards, and graphs.
Beast Academy 2D covers the following topics:
Big Numbers : Thousands, millions and larger place values. Reading, writing, adding, subtracting, comparing, and estimating with big numbers.
Algorithms (+ & -): Stacking addition with regrouping, adding more than two numbers at a time, stacking subtraction with breaking, and solving cryptarithms.
Problem Solving : Staying organized, finding and using patterns, solving simpler problems, eliminating choices, and using manipulatives.