Math Course Placement by Age and Level
AoPS Academy math curriculum, as with all of our curricula, is advanced and rigorous. Although we designed the program to be based loosely on the Common Core standards, we cover grade-level standards in greater depth than other elementary and middle school math curriculum.
Because of our instructional approach to problem solving and logical thinking, we often introduce concepts that other math curricula may not introduce until a grade or two later. This is one reason why we use “level” instead of “grade” to define our math offerings.
- For Year Round math courses, we recommend first honing in on your student's level by their age, and then have them take a placement test, listed below.
- Students are not required to take a placement test for summer courses. Summer courses are designed for students who will be ready to take Honors Math of the corresponding level in the fall. For example, many students take Math Beasts Camp 3 either the summer before the third grade or the summer after, depending on when they plan to take Honors Math 3.
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Take a Math Placement Test
Students who pass the placement tests below are eligible to take Honors Math 7A or 7B or Contest Math 7A or 7B. Students may also take Math Beasts Camp 7-9 during the summer before before Honors/Contest Math 7A.
In addition, the Middle School Math Contest summer courses, Number Theory and Geometry and Algebra and Counting, do not share problems with the year-round courses and are appropriate for students who seek extra contest practice.