After having used Beast Academy with my 7 yr old son throughout this summer break, there are many ways in which I have found the curriculum to be prepping them for higher level math and algebraic thinking.

For example, the skip counting chapter. When I first saw it in the Table of Contents I was like, “Huh?” I mean come on…skip counting in a 3rd grade book for “accelerated” kids? But once we got into the chapter, it wasn’t just skip counting…it was preparation for factoring and other higher level math skills.

The curriculum is just excellent. I can’t say enough good things about it. I love how it is stretching my son (and me!) and not just showing him how to do math, but how to THINK about math and problem solving.

I’m so thankful that my kiddo is young enough that he *should* be able to follow the publication schedule nicely, without getting ahead of them. I hope anyways.

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I review with Maryland Homeschool Reviews, which is run by a humanist organization. (Most umbrellas, but not all, are Christian.) Twice a year, I sit down with an experienced homeschooling mother and show her a list of the various materials we use. I usually bring some work samples to show her as well, because she gives me good input and advice, but there’s no requirement to document every single subject. Much less stressful than reviewing with Baltimore City was!

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