OUR STORY

Mathnasium began with the realization that there’s a better way to teach math

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A Revolution in Math Education

Our family experience with Mathnasium has been amazing! When the kids leave their sessions, they are able to explain the concepts like telling as story. It’s truly fascinating to see the confidence and joy in their facial expressions!

Moses and Famatta R., parents

In the 1990’s, education industry pioneers Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff recognized that, to truly be successful in school and in life, students need a solid understanding of mathematics. There was a vast disconnect, though, between students’ learning skills and the math curriculum they were taught in school.

To address that gap, they founded Mathnasium—a math-only learning center committed to providing the world’s best instruction. Their goal: teach children how to think, with the skills to succeed in math and the confidence to achieve their academic potential.

After an exhaustive search, they found the perfect person to help them achieve their vision: Larry Martinek, a beloved educator, teacher trainer, and curriculum consultant. Larry and Mathnasium’s expert team spent years refining the most powerful teaching methods and materials into the comprehensive, industry-leading Mathnasium Method™.

The trio opened the first Mathnasium Learning Center in Los Angeles in late 2002 and began franchising in 2003. The extraordinary dedication of Mathnasium’s local center owners and staff, combined with Mathnasium’s child-centered approach, proved wildly successful. Mathnasium has become an award-winning, world-class math education company, and global demand for our service has soared.

Since our inception, Mathnasium has been trusted by over a million parents in neighborhood learning centers on five continents.

Working closely with their international teams, Mathnasium has successfully localized the program, adapting to the needs of differing curricula, and creating a program with international relevance that gives children around the globe the power to achieve excellence in math.

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How We Began

A Method That Gets Results

94%

MATH SKILLS

of parents report an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding

93%

ATTITUDE

of parents report improved attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium

90%

GRADES

of students saw an improvement in their school grades

94%

MATH SKILLS

of parents report an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding

93%

ATTITUDE

of parents report improved attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium

90%

GRADES

of students saw an improvement in their school grades

An Educator Who Goes Above and Beyond

His son changed the way he thought about teaching math. That grew into an entire curriculum.

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Children don’t hate math. What they hate is being confused, intimidated, and embarrassed by math. With understanding comes passion, and with passion comes growth – a treasure is unlocked.

Chief Instructional Officer, Larry Martinek

What Our Parents Have to Say:

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“I truly believe Mathnasium was the push my daughter needed to see that she can be great at math!”
Barbara R., parent
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“My son has seen his grade and understanding of math increase greatly since starting a year ago. He went from a “D” in math to maintaining an “A” for 3 semesters.”
John H., parent
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“Since enrolling my child in July, I have seen a HUGE difference in regards to mathematical skills and confidence.”
Shanae W., parent
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“In just a few months I have seen a tremendous improvement in my son’s attitude towards math. Delighted to have found Mathnasium!”
Jason T., parent

See What Our Method Can Do for Your Child

It’s as easy as:
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  • Get a math skills assessment
  • Talk to your center director about the customized learning plan for your child
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Since my daughter join Mathnasium, I can see how confident she begin when it coming to do her sum. She really ...

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Teachers r very helpful and staff is cooperative

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