Archi-math for Parents
This affordable textbook series is structured to provide a smooth experience for students and teachers alike.
Each set consists of a textbook and a workbook, providing a full math curriculum for one semester. In the textbooks, each lesson fits onto a two-page spread, including the practice problems, making it easier to focus on the topic at hand.
The workbooks provide space for students to try the solved examples from the reading on their own, plus additional worksheets to further student understanding. In both books, the exercises contain problems that are extremely similar to the solved examples, as well as variations that require critical thinking skills to transform difficult problems into more manageable ones.
These books cultivate a strong relationship between the students and the material; by using helpful color coding, symbols, and by providing appropriate scaffolding for students throughout.
Many students who expand their understanding using Archimath see growth in areas of algebra, geometry, and creative problem solving. It is the best preparation for middle and high school students to tackle college mathematics and beyond. Materials that should be in school, but are often not!
Our Program is:
is comprehensive and easy to understand, written in a straightforward and simple manner, encompassing materials that are often missed or superficially covered in school;
is suitable for motivated learners, ready to explore new material;
provides easy-to-use resources for students working with parents or tutors;
expands students’ understanding and growth in algebra, geometry, and creative problem solving, as well as probability and statistics;
is the best preparation for middle and high school students to tackle college mathematics and beyond.
More about what results can we expect from students that are using these textbooks?
The present program extends the mathematics taught in elementary school and completes it to a comprehensive K-12 math program that prepares students:
- to enter high school and college with confidence in their math skills and knowledge;
- to be successful at any level of high school and first-year college math classes;
- to develop maturity and a life-long relationship with mathematics that:
- will distinguish them among their peers; –
- will serve them well in any profession and in any endeavor in which they chose to engage.
- to effectively learn from a textbook that’s deep, systematic and doable
- solution for parents who want the best math foundation for their kids
- engaging math curriculum that students love, with reading and writing elements that develop critical thinking skills.
- rigorous materials that teach in depth problem-solving skills, preparing students for exams and build the necessary foundation for math contest.
- Stepping board for Ap exam, preparation for successful college math curses ( in particular SAT exams)
- Problem-solving education that helps students excel in school and on tests while also encouraging them to pursue a deep, focused understanding of the content
- Challenging problems presented in a way that encourages students to keep trying, teaching perseverance, proofs and world problems
Program that is deeply aligned with the Common Core Mathematics Standards and suitable as an in-depth supplement.
Can girls succeed in math?
Upon coming to the U.S., I was shocked by this question. I was raised in a provincial town in Bulgaria and made it as a high school student to two IMOs, winning silver medals. There was another girl on the Bulgarian team for the 2 years I was there. It took the U.S. 25 years of participating at the IMOs before the first U.S. girl, Melanie Wood, qualified for the IMOs. I was privileged to train the U.S. national team when the Melanie competed at the IMOs, also earning two silver medals. Later, I participated in the training of the other two U.S. girls, who went on to win gold medals at the IMOs. To cut the long story short: anything is possible and gender does not matter as far as mathematical talent and success are concerned.
Gender apparently matters in the social and cultural aspects of education, and this severely handicaps many U.S. girls who might have otherwise become excellent mathematicians. Decades after competing at the IMOs, I learned that Bulgaria is the top country in the world in sending the largest number of girls, 21, to the IMOs. Germany and Russia are next, with 19 and 15 girls, respectively. USA has only 3 girls so far. Perhaps, it is time for the U.S. educational system to follow examples of other programs from around the world that have been hugely successful in raising generations of women who are highly educated in math and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, and who have been brought up to think of men and women as intellectually equal.