Milk Before Meat, Addition Before Multiplication

Nov 2, 2021 | Kelowna

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If your student is biting off more than they can chew, they're setting themselves up for frustration. Because in math, sequence is everything. You can't build a solid math foundation by neglecting basic math and expecting to soar through the advanced stuff. At Mathnasium of Kelowna, we teach math one. bite. at. a. time.

There's a reason we teach addition before multiplication. It's because multiplication wouldn't make sense without a primary understanding of addition. Similarly, verywellfamily says,

“Often, children develop math anxiety when they don’t master early math skills, and then are continually expected to learn additional math when they haven’t yet gained fundamental knowledge. Just as a solid building cannot be erected upon a shaky foundation, expecting a child to gain new math skills when they haven’t mastered the basics can lead to a lack of confidence and anxiety about math.”

Despite this, many students are learning math out of sequence. (Uh-oh) But, why? What's causing the sequence disruption?

  • Maybe the pace in their classroom is too fast
  • Maybe they've missed a lot of school due to illness or travel
  • Maybe they just didn't fully understand a preliminary math concept before the next one was introduced

Mathnasium of Kelowna is ready to complete any partially-learned concepts your student may have, and in so doing, lead them to a brighter math future. We are helping students all over Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country, Vernon, Central Okanagan who attend nearby schools A.S. Matheson Elementary, Raymer Elementary, Casorso Elementary, Ecole Glenmore Elementary, Chute Lake Elementary, Dorthea Walker Elementary, Anne McClymont Elementary, Bellevue Creek Elementary, South Kelowna Elementary, Bankhead Elementary, North Glenmore Elementary, Watson Road Elementary, Pearson Elementary, Springvalley Elementary, Rutland Elementary, Rose Valley Elementary, Hudson Road Elementary, George Pringle Elementary, Helen Gorman Elementary, Glenrosa Elementary, Shannon Lake Elementary, Kelowna Christian Elementary, St. Joseph Catholic School, Ecole KLO Middle, Ecole Dr. Knox Middle, Canyon Falls Middle, Rutland Middle, Springvalley Middle, Kelowna Christian Middle/High , Kelowna Senior Secondary, Okanagan Mission Secondary, Rutland Senior Secondary, Mount Boucherie Secondary. 

If your student needs to revisit some weak spots in their math education, please see us at Unit 137 - 1835 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC, V1Y3H4, in the Capri Centre Mall near A&W and across from Starbucks.

Our Director, Alana McLellan will be happy to discuss any needs your child may have. Mathnasium of Kelowna has been serving local families for <1 years. Call us today to get started 250-859-4272!

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