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Art of Problem Solving www.artofproblemsolving.com
Resources for high-performing math students and their teachers

David Patrick patrick@artofproblemsolving.com

June 20, 2012 Bay Area Circle for Teachers

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History
www.artofproblemsolving.com Founded in 2003 Created to provide resources and a community for high-performing math students and their teachers and parents.

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History
www.artofproblemsolving.com Founded in 2003 Created to provide resources and a community for high-performing math students and their teachers and parents. Some statistics: Over 100,000 members in our online community Over 2,500,000 messages posted In May 2012, aops.com had over 200,000 unique visitors 2,164+ enrolled students in our online school in 33 classes during Summer 2012

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AoPS Community

The AoPS Community is a place for students and teachers to: Learn math and problem-solving techniques Get information about contests, programs and scholarships Learn about other resources (such as books, other websites, etc.) Learn about mathematical writing and typesetting Socialize with peers

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Alcumus

A free web-based adaptive learning system. Alcumus offers students a customized learning experience, adjusting to student performance to deliver appropriate problems and lessons. Includes over 9,000 problems and hundreds of video lessons taught by AoPS founder Richard Rusczyk. Subject areas include: Prealgebra, Algebra, Counting & Probability, Number Theory, and Geometry. Customizable and many reporting options. David Patrick (AoPS) www.artofproblemsolving.com BACT 2012 4 / 12

For The Win!

An online multiplayer math game. Students can compete live against many other players at once or head-to-head against a single opponent. Problems are from MATHCOUNTS, AMC, CEMC (Canada) and our Introduction series of textbooks. Over 7,500 problems in the database. Students or teachers can set up public or private games. Students get ratings based on their results, and leaderboards are displayed of the top students (daily, weekly, etc.). David Patrick (AoPS) www.artofproblemsolving.com BACT 2012 5 / 12

Online School
A Lectures held online in a LTEX-enabled moderated chatroom

Transcripts of all lectures available on demand Online chatroom and dedicated message board for each class Classes include problem sets to which students receive feedback (immediate for short-answer, detailed written feedback for long-answer) Introductory-level classes supplemented with Alcumus

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Online School
A Lectures held online in a LTEX-enabled moderated chatroom

Transcripts of all lectures available on demand Online chatroom and dedicated message board for each class Classes include problem sets to which students receive feedback (immediate for short-answer, detailed written feedback for long-answer) Introductory-level classes supplemented with Alcumus Several types of classes: Subject Classes — Prealgebra through Calculus Problem Series — MATHCOUNTS/AMC 8 (beginning and advanced), AMC (10 and 12), AIME WOOT (Worldwide Online Olympiad Training) Computer Science (Intro to Python, Game Programming, Java) Advanced — Mathematical Tapas and Group Theory

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Books
Introduction Series

A complete curriculum for high-performing students in grades 6-10.

Prealgebra

Algebra

Counting & Probability

Geometry

Number Theory

All of these have associated Alcumus content. First three have online video.

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