Mathematics is the key and door to the sciences – Galileo Galilei

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence .

 

Carol Dweck – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Beast Academy

Beast Academy is our curriculum for students in grades 2-5.  Each grade consists of four books (A through D),   providing hundreds of exercises, problems, puzzles, and games to reinforce the lessons from the Guide.

Beast Academy materials cover the core fundamentals and then go well beyond these basics to present material at a deeper and more challenging level than a typical elementary-school math curriculum.  

This approach to training at a young stage of mathematical development fosters an approach to mathematics that allows for constant retesting and construction of essential methods rather than focusing on the right answer.   Challenge and reward is  part of the puzzle/game based approach for this age group.  

Competitive Math

By writing monthly competitions, we seek to improve student’s problem solving techniques by providing a wide variety of challenging math activities suitable for all students in grades 3 through 8.  

The Caribou Mathematics Competition is a world wide online contest that is held six times throughout the school year. Each of these days, five contests are offered, one for each of the grade levels 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, and each one in English, French and Persian.

The Caribou Cup is the series of all Caribou Contests in one school year. Each student’s ranking in the Caribou Cup is determined by their performance in their best 5 of 6 contests through the school year.

Art of Problem Solving

This curriculum is specifically designed for high-performing math students in grades 6-12. We present a much broader and deeper exploration of challenging mathematics than a typical math curriculum and show students how to apply their knowledge and problem-solving skills to difficult problems. We help students learn the critical problem-solving skills necessary for success at mathematics competitions such as the Mathematica and University of Waterloo offerings.


The introduction series serves as a complete curriculum for students in grades 6-10. The series covers the standard Prealgebra-Algebra-Geometry sequence, but at a more advanced level and with more challenging problems than a typical curriculum. The series also covers important discrete math topics in Counting & Probability and Number Theory that are usually underrepresented in typical middle-school and high-school curricula.
 

Advance Placement Math

Approx. 1.2 million students in Canada and the U.S. participated in the 2o16  AP exams.  Of the more than 20 subjects, Calculus ranks in the top 5 for popularity, and over the past 10 years, the number of Canadian students writing this exam has doubled.

Some colleges and universities in Canada and the U.S. grant credits or advanced placement based on AP test scores; those in over twenty other countries do likewise. Policies vary by institution, but schools that award credit usually require a score of 3 or higher (out of 5) on any given exam for credit to be granted or course prerequisites to be waived.  Colleges may also take AP grades into account when deciding which students to accept, though this is not part of the official AP program.