The Art of Problem Solving curriculum explores the foundations of The series covers the standard Prealgebra-Algebra-Geometry sequence, but at a more. Prealgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra, and also teaches students Richard Rusczyk is the founder of Art of Problem Solving. . CS degrees seem to require through at least pre-calculus and often I’m finding I want to do. AoPS 2-Book Set: Art of Problem Solving Prealgebra Textbook and Solutions Manual 2-Book Set: Prealgebra prepares students for the rigors of algebra, and.

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I was thinking of supplementing with Zops of Fred, because it also has those tie-ins with Physics, Economics, Biology, which might pique his interest in those subjects. My son aspires to be an engineer in the future, and he picks up math concepts easily, so we actually are going through Singapore 5 quickly.

I was having my son work through aps book on his own, but some of the problems are quite difficult. We challenge each other.

Many of the links on our site are affiliate links. AOPS courses will give them a solid understanding. One of my most difficult struggles with homeschooling is decision making! We tend to go broad and deep with our subjects and use a schedule that makes every day different. Because of that, I am currently doing math with both of my boys at once. It has you solving problems before teaching you how to do it.


It was all rather boring, but this course makes each problem like a puzzle. As eclectic homeschoolers we mix and match many different methods of homeschooling to give us a unique mix that works for us.

He enjoys it much more when I work with him. When we get stuck, the solutions manual lays out step by step how to solve each problem.

I must admit that I am really loving this course. Thank you for your support!

Art of Problem Solving Pre-Algebra – Eclectic Homeschooling

They also offer online classes which we may use in the future. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Some problems take us around 30 minutes to figure out. I was trying to look at scopes and sequences, but it gets all jumbled in my head after looking at different ones too long! While not designed for homeschool, AOPS solution manuals and lengthy explanations in the textbook provide the alegbra we need to complete the class.

Usually it shows you how to do the problem more efficiently. It is not a flashy looking book at all, but it is packed full of juicy problems. Elaine August 28, at 9: Once you complete the problem it shows you how to do it. Alcumus is an online learning system that is aligned to the text book. I never enjoyed mathematics in school. Eclectic Homeschooling August 28, at 4: You May Also Like: Your email address will not be published. Elaine August 28, at 4: This course takes a little different approach to mathematics.


This year I am homeschooling a 10th grader, 8th grader, and 4th grader. The AOPS website also has short instructional videos for most sections in the book. The wordiness is a good fit for my auditory-sequential learner while the puzzling out the problems approach should be a good fit for my visual-spatial learner. The whole process of puzzling out the problems is designed to help you really understand what you are doing.

Pre-Algebra (AoPS)

We typically spend about an hour each school day on math and just do what gets done in that time. It is also quite wordy.

When you let a 5 year old loose with paper and scissors…. This gives my son a little head start at completing the problems ahead of me because I may be teaching his brother while he is working through some problems.