# Beast Academy 5C Math Guide

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### Overview

Beast Academy is the new elementary-school math curriculum from Art of Problem Solving. When complete, Beast Academy will provide 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 5C is the third set in the four-set series for Grade 5. Guide 5C delivers complete lessons to the students of Beast Academy in an engaging comic-book style. The companion book, Practice 5C, provides nearly 600 problems ranging from introductory level exercises to very challenging puzzles and word problems, to reinforce the lessons in the Guide.

#### Beast Academy 5C covers the following topics:

Sequences : Patterns, finding terms, arithmetic sequences, and triangular numbers.
Ratios & Rates : Ratios, proportions, speed, rates, and unit conversions.
Decimals : Powers of 10, multiplication, division, and converting between fractions and decimals.

5A practices 3-D solids, integers, expressions and equations. 5B covers statistics, factors & multiples and fractions. 5C will teach sequences, ratios & rates and decimals. 5D includes square roots and exponents. All four guides, practice books and a complete grade-level package are now available.

The Art of Problem Solving folks present: Beast Academy. Proving that any monster can do math, these comically monstrous beasts take you along with them as they face math challenges both inside and outside the Academy. Described as "rigorous, challenging, engaging, and fun" by the publisher, I would expect nothing less from a curriculum designed to ready your child for the demands of MATHCOUNTS and post-elementary AOPS curricula.

So how does this program compare to other math curriculums? Compared to Saxon Grade 3, they cover basically the same topics, though each covers a few that the other doesn't. Saxon follows a spiral approach and integrates review whereas this program is very topical and by the strand with neither tests nor chapter reviews. Saxon is a traditional math course whereas Beast Academy is not. It is innately more conceptual and interactive because of its unique lesson format. While Saxon is intended to be teacher-led, Beast Academy is written to the student. While manipulatives are an integral part of Saxon instruction, they would only be used here by choice as student problem-solving aids (though the characters use "real" objects in the context of the lessons). Students are encouraged to think and problem solve to a greater degree as you might expect in a curriculum from this publisher. There is no shortage of practice problems, a shortcoming often found in less traditional programs. The math-oriented student would get the most mileage (and challenge) out of this program. It is probably NOT for the student that needs a lot of hand-holding. That said, my child that most disliked math would have loved this program because of its highly-visual format and contextual presentation of concepts.

Beast Academy has its own support website www.beastacademy.com which contains free pre-assessments (with solutions), selected printable practice pages, coloring pages, and errata. When your little beast is finished with grade 5, he or she can move on to AOPS (or any other demanding) middle-school math program.

Category Description for COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMS - ELEMENTARY:

Primary Subject
Mathematics
5
ISBN
9781934124642
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Art of Problem Solving
Weight
0.85 (lbs.)
Dimensions
10.88" x 8.38" x 0.25"
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These comic books are great for my kids to read as a supplement to their regular curriculum (Saxon). They are fun and educational, but not a replacement for the drills they need!
on Sep 20, 2021
on Apr 19, 2017
These comic books are great for my kids to read as a supplement to their regular curriculum (Saxon). They are fun and educational, but not a replacement for the drills they need!
on Sep 20, 2021
Beast Academy has been wonderful for my daughter who loves words and is good at math but doesn't enjoy it. Beast has helped her see the artistic beauty of problem solving. My math loving daughter loves the challenge of this curriculum as well.
on Apr 9, 2018
Beast Academy has been wonderful for my daughter who loves words and is good at math but doesn't enjoy it. Beast has helped her see the artistic beauty of problem solving. My math loving daughter loves the challenge of this curriculum as well.
on Apr 9, 2018
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Teaches you to think outside of the box.
I love beast math. I am learning so much about math from teaching my son with beast academy. It teaches you to think about math and numbers differently. Or to be able to think on your own.
November 18, 2020
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