AoPS Academy Philosophy
Exploration meets challenge at AoPS Academy Virtual Campus. All AoPS Academy courses center on the following principles.
- Tough but Accessible Challenges: Students engage with deep and rigorous problem solving that teaches them how to approach difficult, unfamiliar challenges. The Beast Academy comic-style curriculum keeps students captivated and engaged in learning.
- Active Learning: When given an unfamiliar concept, students approach problems directly. Instructors guide student progress with motivating questions, and only provide direct commentary to reinforce key insights after students have come up with their own solutions.
- Outstanding Peer Group: Students join an outstanding peer group that connects, collaborates, and challenges one another. At the AoPS Academy Virtual Campus, students can now meet with incredible classmates from across the country through the online classroom.
- Effective Communication: Students develop the communication skills to express their ideas effectively in any subject. Our math courses are designed to create a supportive environment of kind collaboration where students are encouraged to be curious and take intellectual risks. This process helps develop their ability to communicate advanced mathematical ideas clearly and effectively with peers and their instructor.