At Mathnasium, we help kids understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Children who consistently attend sessions at our learning centers enjoy a transformative learning experience and make huge strides in the classroom.
Attitude: When math makes sense, kids develop a more positive attitude toward math.
Understanding: Mathnasium teaches for understanding, giving students the ability to succeed in any math environment. As Larry Martinek, Mathnasium’s Chief Instructional Officer notes, “It's pretty easy to forget things you memorize and near impossible to forget things you understand."
School Progress: When kids learn math in a way that they truly understand, they achieve greater success in the classroom.
See what people say about Mathnasium
What the Parents Say:
"My daughter went from struggling with Math to now getting EPs on her tests. She is so proud of herself. I have recommended Mathnasium to MANY people and will continue to do so."
"Our son was enrolled in the Oak Park Mathnasium Learning Center over 2 years ago and still attends. We couldn't be happier. He has made tremendous progress in his math abilities during this time. He really struggled in math during elementary school, and was given an IEP specifically for math, being placed into a remedial class in 6th grade at the beginning of the school year. During the course of this school year, and with help at Mathnasium, he has been advanced 2 levels into a more demanding math class, where he will complete the school year. Mathnasium makes math fun for him, and provides a happy and enjoyable environment for all the kids there. He gets the attention and help he needs to understand basic and more advanced math concepts at his pace. As a plus, he has made a lot of friends during his time at Mathnasium."
"We sent our two sons to Mathnasium of Oak Park from the very start. We've always loved their careful attention to our sons' needs and learning horizons. The staff and Jana are wonderful."
"When my second grader first came to Mathnasium OPRF he was at a low first grade level. Six months later he has advacned so quickly he has passed his classmates at school! Math is such an intimidating subject and Mathnasium helped my child gain the confidence necessary to earn his first A! Thank you Jana, and your wonderful team."
"For last semester results not only did my daughter receive an A- in math, she successfully made Honor Roll based on all her subjects. This is the first time she has been eligible for Honor Roll and I wanted to extend a big thank you to Mathnasium for helping to make it happen. Through the team's assistance, support, and coaching-it enabled my daughter to pull up her performance in math and resulted in improved performance in the balance of all her coursework. Thanks again for all your efforts."
"It is a great pleasure for my children to be a part of the Mathnasium Oak Park/River Forest program. The attention paid the needs of the children is amazing, and as time went on I began to see a change in the way my children feel about school as a whole as their confidence levels have greatly increased. Now, where they used to shy away from test, they plunge head first with confidence. Ms. Frank's approach in regards to interacting with my kids teachers and school is a touch that has ignited their teachers and principal to move in a more aggressive manner so that my children will not be left behind. The personal touch that Ms. Frank gives me as well as the kids is a sense of security that as a family we are not in this fight alone. She really cares about the success of my children and for that I am forever grateful."
The Wilson Family
First students of Mathnasium OPRF
What the Students Say:
"There's so many things I have learned, but if I had to pick my one favorite, I think my favorite thing would be that I actually LIKE math!"
-Rooselvelt Middle School 7th grader
"My favorite thing I've learned at Mathnasium is how to understand why the solution works, instead of just memorizing how to solve them."
"I've learned a lot of new ways to do math word problems. I can't really decide between that or long division. At first I wasn't very good at doing long division, but Mathnasium helped me get much better at it!"
"I've learned how to cope with ridiculous math problems without breaking down. And I have learned a lot about triangles and their formulas as well as calculating distance."
"I love playing a game called 7 ate 9. It's one of the most fun games I've ever played. I also enjoy doing pages in the Workout Book. MATHNASIUM IS AWESOME!"
"We get to learn new concepts, study old ones, and we get prizes for good work/effort. I love Mathnasium!"
"I love the combination of math, fun, and aweSUMness"
-Mann Elementary 3rd grader
"I love coming to Mathnasium because at school you have to learn math to pass the class, but at Mathnasium you can learn math for fun and not have to worry about a lesson plan that your teacher has to follow."
"I love coming to Mathnasium because it helps me become better at math. Plus the people who work there are super, super nice!!"