Math is beautiful. But most students won’t get to see that beauty until it's too late. Quanta interviewed AoPS Founder Richard Rusczyk on how Art of Problem Solving teaches math as a creative discipline, and why the accumulation of knowledge isn't the end goal of learning – rather, it's about being playful, open, and willing to try new things.
Students who used Beast Academy gained 1-2 additional grade levels on their spring 2021 National MAP Assessment Scores, as compared to those who didn’t use Beast Academy, according to a recent WestEd study in Mankato Area Public Schools, a K–12 school district in Mankato, Minnesota.
Break out the sidewalk chalk, it’s time for #Mathwalk! This summer, AoPS Academy students are preventing summer slide by putting their creative problem-solving to work — chalking out math problems on sidewalks around their community for neighbors to solve.
Solving the most pressing problems of the next generation requires investment in developing expertise — and not just investment in those students whose parents choose to pay for it. A well-designed educational system should have two goals ...
The New Yorker article features Richard’s history and relationship with math, and how Art of Problem Solving has grown into what it is today: A place for advanced young math students to find challenge and community.
"Instead of seeing perfect scores as the benchmark for success, it's time to start seeing them as signs that kids are under-challenged," Richard Rusczyk said in this Forbes article. Otherwise? "We're teaching kids that you have to get it right every time."