What does Alcumus mean?

What does Alcumus mean?

Alcumus, sometimes also spelled ‘Alkimos’ or ‘Alcimus,’ was the father of Mentor, the character in Homer’s Odyssey who looks out for Odysseus’s son and guides him as he grows up. (Yup, Mentor in the Odyssey is where the word “mentor” comes from.) With this fancy pedigree, Alcumus the Learning Tool was born.

Is it possible to get to 100 on Alcumus?

Alcumus gives Melissa a rating between 0 and 100 for every topic. This number describes how well the system thinks she understands the topic.

How useful is Alcumus?

Alcumus lets them follow their curiosity and move from one problem to another, related problem. If they want to jump to a completely different topic, they can do that too! It also gives them chances to learn new skills by showing them problems that are related to, but not exactly like, the ones they’ve already seen.

How does AoPS Alcumus work?

Alcumus monitors your progress and carefully selects problems, just for you, based on your performance on earlier problems. It will check your answer, provide you with solutions, and pick more problems.

Is Alcumus free?

Alcumus is specifically designed to provide high-performing students with a challenging curriculum appropriate to their abilities. Alcumus is FREE! You must have an AoPS account to play.

What level is Alcumus?

Alcumus: Art of Problem Solving

Resource: Alcumus: Art of Problem Solving
I N T E N D E D F O R:
Ages: 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18
Grades: 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Is Alcumus good for AMC 12?

Alcumus is a good resource even if you do not own any of the AoPS books. Here are a few more books good for preparation for higher level contests such as AMC 12, AIME, and USAMO (though some can be found online): Art and Craft of Problem Solving by Paul Zeitz.

Is Alcumus good for AMC 10?

The hardest Alcumus problems are a bit easier than the hardest AMC 10 problems, so until you start thinking about a 130+ AMC score, it should be a good source of problems. Best of luck! The more difficult AMC 12 questions require knowledge of Precalculus concepts, which the AoPS Introduction series doesn’t cover.

How do I change my username on AoPS?

Your username cannot be changed, so choose carefully. Users should not have more than one AoPS account. Parents creating an account for a student should enter student’s data below.

Is AoPS Alcumus free?

Alcumus is FREE! You must have an AoPS account to play. Many of the problems are from major national math competitions such as MATHCOUNTS, MOEMS, the American Mathematics Competitions, and the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing competitions.

Where does Richard Rusczyk live?

Rusczyk, who lives near San Diego, founded Art of Problem Solving—or AoPS—eighteen years ago as a resource for budding math prodigies. Exceptionally gifted young math students often find classroom math unbearably easy and tedious; their parents can have difficulty obtaining sufficiently stimulating lessons.

What is alcumus and how to use it?

Alcumus is a free, educational system that asks questions from the AoPS staff, books, or external contests. AoPS encourages students to use the system. AoPS generates high-quality solutions for the students to learn and to do similar problems easily.

How do I change subject and topic in alcumus?

To change subject and topic in Alcumus, students can click the “Change Focus” link in the upper left box. Students earn points for each Alcumus problem solved during the contest.

How do students earn points in the alcumus contest?

Students earn points for each Alcumus problem solved during the contest. Students may encounter some problems multiple times during the contest.

How much does it cost to use alcumus?

In order to use Alcumus, you must sign in or register an account on our site. Account registration and Alcumus are both completely free. Empty!