McKenzie Towne Blog

Summer 2024: Forget math or forge ahead?

Apr 16, 2024 | McKenzie Towne Blog

Children forget math when not practicing those skills over the summer. Support them to forge ahead in understanding math in ways that make sense to them, whether catching up or preparing for next year’s challenges. They have time for fun and relaxation BUT leave some room for confidence-building in math.

How well does “let’s wait and see” work?

Nov 27, 2023 | McKenzie Towne Blog

During Parent-Teacher interviews or on a mid-term progress report, the teacher suggests that your child get some extra help in math. What do you do?

How do we track student progress?

Nov 15, 2023 | McKenzie Towne Blog

When using the Mathnasium method, we provide a variety of ways to measure and report to parents how their child is progressing.

What is an assessment all about?

Nov 13, 2023 | McKenzie Towne Blog

Find out what an assessment does to identify your child's needs in math and how we would proceed to address those.

Math is important, but more than ______?

Oct 26, 2023 | McKenzie Towne Blog

A short article on making choices, developing good skills for life, and adjusting to reflect changing priorities.

Homework? Done. Really? You decide.

Feb 11, 2023 | McKenzie Towne Blog

Remember when a student was assigned math homework and their solutions required to be handed in at the start of the next class, fully expecting that the teacher would be marking the work and returning it if corrections were needed? Well, that may not a..

High School: What happens during a session?

Aug 6, 2020 | McKenzie Towne Blog

This article is written for families with students going into or returning to high school. What happens during a session? We recommend that high school students try to spend 90 minutes in a session with us. What happens during a session is disc..

High School: Prove that "Mathnasium = High Math Marks"

Aug 6, 2020 | McKenzie Towne Blog

This article is written for families with students going into or returning to high school. Prove this equation: “Mathnasium = High Math Marks” While all of us want this to be true, it simply is not the case. Why? It all comes down to the individual ..