How Long Will It Take For My Child To Get Good At Maths?

Mar 29, 2023

So you have decided that your child needs help with maths and enrolled them in Mathnasium. Now you're wondering how long it will take to get their maths skills up to par?

We hear this question a lot. Spoiler Alert: One 60 min session per month is not enough to make significant maths gains!

We can give you a good estimate of the amount of time it takes a math student to become maths-proficient at Mathnasium. Read on:

The first thing to keep in mind (and this is really important) is that not every maths student starts at the same place. Just because two students are in Year 9, doesn't mean they have the same maths foundation.

Consider two piano students: one who had never played a note, and another who understood how to read music and had basic piano skills. If both are asked to master the piece ‘Fur Elise’, it wouldn't be fair to assume it would take them the same amount of time. Maths is no different.

The next important consideration is the amount of time students are able to commit to maths practice.  Perhaps two maths students have the same skill level, but one practices maths twice as frequently as the other, who do you think would develop maths skills more quickly?  Our piano example works to illustrate this point as well.  Piano students who practice regularly master the piano much faster than those who don't.

You're still wondering what time commitment in hours you need to make and if you'll ever get there. Okay, okay, fair enough!  

We recommend 2-3 60 minute sessions per week at Mathnasium. Students who attend with this regularity for six months see enormous increases in maths understanding, maths confidence and higher maths grades at school.

Oh, and in case you were wondering, piano instructors, recommend students practice about 3 hours per week.  Yes, developing maths skills is more like other types of lessons (dance, piano, karate, sports, etc.) than people realize.

With the help of our Mathnasium team, we can create a customized learning plan for your child that puts them on the path to maths success! Sign up now for a Free Assessment so we can see exactly where your child is at when it comes to maths!



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