Math is a part of life whether you are in school or an adult. That is why it is so important to have a great foundation in math. That being said, sometimes our schools don’t/can’t do the best job out there. Teachers are unable to give instruction to smaller groups of kids and give them the extra help they may need, and that’s where Mathnasium comes in.
Haven’t heard of Mathnasium before? Mathnasium is a math-only learning center with 44 locations in the Chicagoland region. Mathnasium builds confidence in children in a fun and rewarding environment. No one is dumb in math there. (Where was this when I was a kid? Math has always been my nemesis to the point that the kids don’t ask me for math homework help. They wait for their dad to come home.) They teach your kids in a way that they don’t get frustrated. They know that any child can be successful in math—it’s a matter of teaching it in a way that makes sense to them. Mathnasium’s experienced math instructors utilize their proprietary teaching curriculum and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address student’s individual needs. How do they get this?
The first visit to Mathnasium your kids take an assessment test. After they take that, they go over it with you and talk about where your kids need more work. I was able to get the results for both kids before we left! We did this last week, and both kids have things they need to work on. Their instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a long-term love for math which is so important. Your kids learn why they doing things instead of being told to just do it.
After the first visit, when the kids come in, they each have their own math binder. They either work on worksheets in the binder; or they can have their instructor help them with their math homework. There are 3-4 kids assigned to each instructor and you may not have the same instructor every time you go in there. Also, different locations have different monthly activities that go on. They take kids from K – college too! After each session that they do enough worksheets, there is a reward prize for them too.
As you can see from my pictures, they have a lot of fun drawings and sayings on their walls. All somehow relate to math. My kids caught onto that right away and thought it was pretty cool.
My kids will be taking a journey with Mathnasium over the next 2 months. I hope you follow along and I’ll update you on their progress!