Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Look At Mathnasium’s Innovative Education Strategy

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Parents today know the importance of getting the best tutors for their kids. Whether their children have difficulties in a certain subject or none at all, the right tutor can help students excel in terms of their academic performance and even have better studying habits.

For parents whose kids have a particular disinterest in math, the right tutor will help their children overcome their dislike for and poor performance in this subject. However, for students to appreciate math, simply teaching them formulas and having them practice these on a regular basis is sometimes not enough. For students to learn to like math and excel in this subject, they can benefit more by undergoing a more innovative tutorial program.

The Mathnasium Method

Larry Martinek is the brains behind the Mathnasium method. His method focuses on helping kids build deeper mathematical understanding or number sense by honing their math instincts and getting them to think like mathematicians.

The Mathnasium method follows the Evaluate – Educate – Validate strategy. First, the tutors would employ specially designed techniques to determine, with great accuracy, what your child knows and does not know. After this evaluation, the tutor will come up with a bespoke and prescriptive learning program designed to help your child overcome his or her difficulties in math. Under this program, your child will learn under the tutelage of specially trained Mathnasium math tutors who will provide instruction and warm encouragement at the same time to ensure their success.

To validate a child’s progress, the centre will check the student’s report card, independent tests, and parent testimony to quantify the speed and extent of improvement in his or her math skills, numerical thinking, and attitude.

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The Mathnasium Method Techniques

The centre educates their students through various effective teaching methods or techniques, which are:

Mental – Tutors will teach students how and when to use mental math techniques. As a result, students can dispense with needless paper–and–pencil work and place more focus on the task at hand.

Verbal – At a Mathnasium centre, students will be taught the meaning of root words in the mathematics context. They will also be taught how to explain their thought process and reasoning verbally.

Visual – Tutors will make use of meaningful pictures, charts, and tables to explain different ideas and concepts. The workbooks also contain many “picture–based” problems to provide students with insights into problems that transcend printed words.

Written – The centre provides students many written practice with computation (or drills) so that they can maximize their learning. The workbooks and other printed materials also provide students a framework for the orderly development of mathematical thought and skills.

Tactile – Lastly, when suitable, tutors will use manipulatives to introduce, explain, or reinforce concepts and skills.  This method though is carefully monitored to make sure that it will truly help the learner.

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About Mathnasium

Mathnasium’s main goal is to significantly increase the child’s math skills and overall school performance and at the same time, build his or her confidence and help them forge a positive attitude toward Math. They help kids develop number sense and a natural passion for mathematics in a fun, nurturing setting that also emphasizes individual attention and self-esteem.

Each centre boasts only of the most qualified and certified team to serve you. The teachers hold a master’s degree (mostly in Math) and several years of teaching experience. All the tutors were properly trained by Mathnasium and certified by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).

Mathnasium has several tutorial centres located in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah.

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