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How Does Mathnasium Address STEM?

Jul 29, 2019

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What is STEM?

It is simply an acronym for Science – Technology – Engineering – Mathematics.

 

Why is STEM important?

STEM careers in the US are growing twice as fast as other professions. They also make up over 90% of the best paying jobs straight out of college. This exponential growth has created a situation in which the demand for qualified STEM professionals is high, but the supply of STEM workers to fill the positions is low, especially among women. This is driving companies to look overseas for qualified employees. Parents and families have a very important role to play in closing the STEM gap, since they are the influencers of the student’s perception of what is possible for their future. While there are many disciplines of study in the STEM fields – they are all formed on a strong foundation of Math!

 

 

 

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How does Mathnasium address STEM?

All STEM fields are rooted in Math, and Mathnasium is the best when it comes to teaching children Math! We are the official partner of the National PTA for the “M” in STEM. We are the only partner they’ve chosen to work with in Math because of our Mission, Focus, Methods, and Philosophy that all kids can learn Math.

 

Does Mathnasium have any STEM programs besides Math?

No, we specialize in Math. While technology, coding, robotics, and engineering sound fun and exciting (and they are), they all have one thing in common – they are all formed on a strong foundation of Math. Students with a strong grasp of Math perform and advance more quickly than students with weaker Math skills. Whether your child is advanced in Math, at grade level, or behind, we are going to design a learning plan that allows them to excel! Trying to be great in a STEM field without strong Math skills is like having a great looking powerboat without an engine – you’re just not going to maximize your potential.

 

 

 

If kids enjoy going to Mathnasium, the program must not be for advanced students. Aren’t high level Math learning centers supposed to be rigorous to push students ahead?

 

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Just because some learning centers drill and kill to the point that kids hate them and Math, it doesn’t mean that it’s an effective way for students to learn. Handing a student a “grade level” workbook and leaving them to be self guided without proper coaching is also a terrible way for students to become advanced in Math. Mathnasium takes a more surgical approach by administering a Math skills assessment to find out what the child already knows and making that the baseline. Next we develop a Learning Plan that is specific to each student so that each visit is to work on skills with a “personal trainer”. Our Instructors are great at Math and trained to teach it in a way that may be different for each student.

 

Call us at (281) 764-9030 and Let's Get Started!

 

What are some STEM College Majors?

STEM graduates work in a wide variety of fields including:

 

 

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FAQs

What is @Home?

  • Mathnasium@Home is the same quality math education you’re used to from Mathnasium delivered on a new online platform. 

How does Mathnasium@Home work?

  • Students and instructors will log onto our virtual classroom to work together, just like in the center!
  • We’ll prepare a customized learning plan for your student based on their most recent assessment. If you’ve been attending in center, your student’s learning plan has been digitized so they can pick up right where they left off.
  • Instructors will work with students at up to a 3:1 ratio, where as the centers were at a 4:1 ratio.

Do visits have to be scheduled? What times can students "attend"?

  • Yes, visits do have to be scheduled! Please speak with your Center Manager and center directly to request your scheduled dates & times.
  • We’ve expanded our hours of operation to better meet the needs of families while their students are out of school. @Home instruction will be available 5 days a week. 

How long are sessions?

  • Session type based on your current grade level in school - not your Mathnasium level
  • Below Algebra 1 - 60 minutes
  • Algebra 1 and above - 90 minutes

Can you help with schoolwork?

  • Absolutely! You can email your Center Director a picture or scan of your student’s homework and we’ll include it in their next math session.
  • It would be very helpful to send us the homework, in advance, so we can prepare and upload the work to our online platform.

Do we have to share audio/video?