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!

valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

I have heard of Mathnasium before. Math can be intimidating for many on its own, then thrown in how its changed and that makes it more so for parents so I can see where help with it could be quite useful.

Amber Myers says

I haven’t heard of this before! It sounds cool! My kids need to go there. I am terrible at math and no help.

candy says

I will have to share this with my son who is a teacher. Math gives many kids problems. Especially girls for some reason. My kids always asked for extra help from the teacher if they were struggling and stayed after school or went early to help them learn. Amazing math teachers that helped them if they didn’t understand something.

Karen Morse says

I can see how this can benefit the kids especially when it comes to math which can be pretty intimidating. I think it’s a great choice for parents as well. Can’t wait to follow along and see how it all goes!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says

I haven’t heard of Mathnasium before. It sounds like it would be very beneficial to a lot of kids that need help with math.

Wanderlust Hearts says

I haven’t heard of Mathnasium before. I love math and kids underestimate how much we use it in everyday life. I think this would really help kids to understand math better and hopefully help them find something they love about it too.

Lisa says

This sounds like such a neat program. My kids both really like math and do pretty well at it. I think they would even enjoy this.

Tomi C says

What a great way to help students foster a love of mathematics. This will help them in other subjects as well. Looking forward to seeing how the next 2 months go.

Saidah Washington says

I never used to realize why we had to do math in school when I was younger. Math is everywhere. We can’t live without it.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy says

Mathnasium sounds like a great math program for kids. My daughters love math and as an engineer, I love it too!!

Pam says

Mathnasium woild have really helped me as a kid. I always struggled with math more than any other subject.

Heather says

I love this! I was never great at math. I love that there is a better more fun way to learn a subject that can be so hard to so many.

Mimi Green says

Mathnasium sounds like a really good program. I wish we had something like that here in the DC area. I look forward to the updates.

Marysa says

Some of our friend’s kids go to Mathnasium and they love it. The kids are learning a lot and actually enjoying it. Definitely something to consider if the kids need some help with math.

Sara Welch says

This is a nice way to get the kids excited about math. I really want them to be good at it.

Kita Bryant says

I am so glad I saw this post. I am checking Mathnasium out right now!

Our Family World says

I don’t like math. I like only the simple, practical math that we use daily. But when it already involves letters and symbols, oh no, that’s where I struggle. I am glad there is Mathnasium that kids can take advantage of.

Carol Cassara says

I think it’s awesome that you’re sharing this information. It’s nice to have a place where the kids can learn about math in a way that won’t be intimidating to them!

Laura Dove says

I haven’t heard of this before but anything which encourages kids to learn more maths and find fun in that, is a great thing!

Food and Footprints says

Sounds like an interesting method. Anything that makes the material more applicable and interesting is worthwhile!