# Challenging Math through Captivating Comic Books

Beast Academy books make up a full math curriculum for aspiring math beasts ages 6–13.

## Where to Start: Beast Academy Math Books

Learn math concepts and problem-solving skills through the richly illustrated adventures of four little Beast Academy monsters.

For each unit, there are Guide and Practice materials.

• The Guide materials provide comprehensive instruction in an engaging, illustrated, comic-style format. The vivid imagery and storylines captivate both the reader and the visual learner, offering strong pedagogical support while heightening student engagement.
• The Practice materials contain exercises, problems, and puzzles that reinforce the lessons taught in the Guides. They provide detailed examples and step-by-step solutions that model problem-solving strategies. Many solutions feature more than one approach.

## Choosing the Right Level for Your Student

Each level 1-5 is split into four units, A-D. Once a student completes unit D of a level, they are ready to move on to unit A of the next level.

We recommend taking one of our Placement Tests to choose the best level for your student.

New to Beast Academy? The best way to determine your student's starting level is by having them take a Placement Test. We recommend using your child's age to determine which Placement Test to take.

## Gain Problem Solving Tools for School and Life

• Master Concepts Behind Calculations
• Uncover Creative Solves
• Understand the Why and How

Master Concepts Behind Calculations
Beast Academy curriculum goes well beyond the basics, teaching students how to think critically and understand the concepts behind the calculations.

Understand the Why and How
With a focus on higher-order reasoning, rather than drills and memorization, students develop the foundation they need to master complex problems into the future.

Uncover Creative Solves
The Beast Academy universe kindles students' sense of wonder, opening multiple learning avenues that inspire lateral thinking — a hallmark of great problem-solvers.

By tackling increasingly greater challenges, students develop a deeper capacity for learning each year, compounding their ability for growth over time.

## Beast Academy 1A, 1B, and 1C

Ages 6-8

### BA LEVEL 1

Books 1A, 1B, and 1C are the first three books in a four-book series for Beast Academy Level 1. Level 1 does not have separate Guide and Practice books. All of the materials are combined into a single book.

View 1A Book

## Books Level 2

Ages 8‑9

### FULL SET - LEVEL 2

Includes:

• 4 Guide books (2A-2D)
• 4 Practice books (2A-2D)
View Set

## Books Level 3

Ages 9‑10

### FULL SET - LEVEL 3

Includes:

• 4 Guide books (3A-3D)
• 4 Practice books (3A-3D)
View Set

## Books Level 4

Ages 10‑12

### FULL SET - LEVEL 4

Includes:

• 4 Guide books (4A-4D)
• 4 Practice books (4A-4D)
View Set

## Books Level 5

Ages 11‑13

### FULL SET - LEVEL 5

Includes:

• 4 Guide books (5A-5D)
• 4 Practice books (5A-5D)
View Set

## How Do BA Books Work With BA Online?

BA Books and BA Online can be used either together or independently. Both the books and BA Online levels cover the same concepts in the same order of units and chapters.

The digital versions of our full-color comic-style Guide books are included in the BA Online platform. But many students like to have the printed versions too. Our black-and-white Practice books are not included in the BA Online platform. They contain completely different problems from the ones found in BA Online.

For these reasons, students often use our online and book formats together as complements. Our suggested planning sequences can help you get started.

The digital versions of our full-color comic-style Guide books are included in the BA Online platform. But many students like to have the printed versions too. Our black-and-white Practice books are not included in the BA Online platform. They contain completely different problems from the ones found in BA Online.

For these reasons, students often use our online and book formats together as complements. Our suggested planning sequences can help you get started.

I couldn't be happier with my child's reaction to this incredible educational resource. He loves the books and reads them even at bedtime. The challenging puzzles and problems in the Practice books are perfect for him. Finally, there is a math program with genuinely intriguing and creative problem sets! I can see the wheels turning and his love of math coming alive again.

Kristina I., BA parent