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Children don’t hate math.  They hate being confused and intimidated by math.

Mathnasium is a math learning center where students go to catch up, keep up, and get ahead.  We are highly specialized; we teach only math.

Our unique method helps students to understand the relationship of numbers.  With better understanding comes confidence which results in students actually looking forward to attending.


About This Center

Students attend two to three times a week--for about an hour each visit.  Our goal is to enhance your child’s math skills, improve understanding of math concepts and raise overall school performance. At the same time, we build confidence, yielding overwhelming results.

 

What distinguishes the Mathnasium method?

 

  • Comprehensive written and oral evaluation

A Mathnasium student takes a two-part diagnostic test – both written and oral. We use the results to pinpoint a learning plan tailor-made for your child.

 

  • Individualized program for your child
    • Highly trained instructors
    • Personal attention
    • Ongoing assessments to keep your child on track

 

  • Curriculum

Math tutoring experts developed the Mathnasium Method from 30 years of hands-on instruction.  This curriculum helps to eliminate frustration with math by presenting concepts to a student in a way that makes sense to them.

 

 

 

Number Sense





To find 4% of 350, think of it in this manner:

4%  or “4 per cent” can be more easily thought of as “4 for every 100”

For 300 (100 + 100 + 100) count 4 for every 100 (4 + 4 + 4)

and half of 4 (or 2) for every half of 100 (or 50)

 

Therefore, for 350 (100 + 100 + 100 + 50)

count 4 for every 100 and 2 for every 50 (4 + 4 + 4 + 2 = 14)

4% of 350 = 14

 

 

To find 6 x 24:

Let’s use 25 and thinking of money, use quarters

4 quarters is $1.00 (or 100 cents)

Add 2 more quarters  (or 50 cents) for a total of 150

6 quarters or 6 x 25 = 150

 

Now since we want 6 x 24 we need to take away 1 for every 25 used

Since we used 6, we’ll need to take away 6.

Therefore 6 x 24 = 150 – 6 = 144.


 

Number Sense helps the student understand the relationships of numbers enabling improved mental computation and a clearer understanding of the basis behind the mathematical algorithms.

 

You are probably asking yourself, “What exactly is Number Sense?”  The best way to explain “Number Sense” is to provide some examples at various grade levels.  Try to answer these questions mentally – without pencil and paper – and then compare your approach with those shown at the link below!

 

 

 

First Grade       11 + 12 =  _____

 

 

Second Grade     1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 = __

 

 

Third Grade       How much is 99 + 99 + 99?

 

 

Fourth Grade     Count by 1¾ from 0 to 7.

 

 

Fifth Grade       Which is greatest: 17/18, 23/30, or 18/19?

                         (Explain how you got your answer.)

 

 

Sixth Grade       Halfway through the second quarter,

                         how much of the game is left?

 

 

Seventh Grade   How much is 6½% of 250?

 

 

Pre-Algebra      On a certain map, 6 inches represents 25 miles.

                         How many miles does 15 inches represent?

 

 

Algebra            When you take 3 away from twice a number,

                         the answer is 8.  What is the number?

 

 

Geometry          What is the Absolute Value of the point (3,4)?

 

 

 

Click here for answers and explanations.