We've heard it plenty. Neuroscientists have confirmed it. Writing down your goals boosts your likelihood of reaching them by 20-40%.
Getting our Mathnasium mathletes (as we lovingly dub them) to write down their math goals for 2022 was surprisingly painless. There was no "I dunno, what do you think?" or "I don't have one".
Reflecting on why, I realize it's because at Mathnasium of Red Rock, our Center Director, Kevin Boushy, our instructors, the parent(s) and the student are all on the same page. I can't overstate what a big deal this is.
If you don't know what I mean by "on the same page," I'll break down just what that means below:
1. All four people (recap: Center Director, Instructor, Parent & Student) have a clear, running knowledge of what math abilities and math gaps (stuff that hasn't been mastered and needs to be) the child has.
2. All four people know the individual math learning plan designed to fill in those gaps.
3. As regular assessments demonstrate gaps closed & new math skills mastered, the learning plan is refocused and each party is quickly updated.
We endorse Carnegie Melon University's Education Department's stance: "Learning takes place in students’ heads where it is invisible to others. This means that learning must be assessed through performance: what students can do with their learning." - Assessing Student Learning.
In other words, through assessment and transparency, it's crystal clear to Mathnasium students what math they need to master this year. Plus, they are supported & held accountable by key role players-- Parent, Instructor & Center Director. We know they know the game plan :)
Listen to Angela Camacho describe the way Mathnasium gave her son the desperate math help he needed to be successful at school:
"Since my son has been enrolled in Mathnasium, his improvement in math has not gone unnoticed. He recently received a math award at school. Since starting Mathnasium, he has become more confident and enthused about going to school! My son’s overall experience has been positive, encouraging, and promising. My kiddo raves about his tutors and looks forward to going every week! As a mom, I am thrilled about his progress and the self-confidence he has gained. If your child struggles in Math, this is the place to take your child for exceptional [math] tutoring!"
I second Angela's endorsement :) If your child needs math help-- perhaps they are advanced math students that need to be challenged or so frustrated with math they are in tears-- Mathnasium's superb instructors (math tutors) and proven method will deliver. We’ve been helping math students for 3.5 years, and are confident we can help yours too! Come see us at 3330 South Hualapai Way, Suite #140. Sign up now for a Free Assessment.