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.
About the Teacher:
Hello! My name is Mr. Josh and I graduated from Lesley University with a dual degree in mathematics and education. I am very passionate about mathematics, teaching, and helping my students reach their full potential. My teaching experience includes:
- Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School: Honor’s Geometry, Statistics and Trigonometry, Honors Precalculus, College Prep
- Winthrop L. Chenery Middle School: 6th grade mathematics
- The Amigos Elementary School: Mathematics/ General Tutor
- Lesley University: Mathematics/ Academic Tutor
- Arlington High School: Algebra
- English teacher to a five and ten-year-old in Spain
- ACT Math and Precalculus Tutor
I have worked with students of all ages, abilities, and with different learning disabilities. I promise to provide each and every one of my students with the highest quality of education possible.
Paper and pen are always a must in math classes – please have them ready.
Before each lesson, make sure you have your homework close by.
What is the Beast Academy?
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.