Three months to go: April, May, June

Mar 20, 2024 | McKenzie Towne

We are in the final stretch of the school year. Time is running out to make a positive influence on your student’s final report in math. Here are a few ways we can help.

For elementary school students who are struggling to learn and be proficient in the new concepts taught this year, we can give them an assessment to identify specific gaps in their math skills. Between now and June, we can help them resolve the most fundamental of those skill gaps and start moving forward with confidence.

For middle school and junior high school students, an assessment will highlight those skill gaps that are most important for the years ahead, including high school. Many teachers, students and parents focus on the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) administered to students in grades 6 & 9, usually in June. We can support students with an improved understanding of specific topics and prepare them in areas most relevant to future studies.

For high school students, their final mark is usually a weighted combination of quizzes, unit tests, mid-term and final exams, putting greater emphasis on doing well in those tests remaining in order to see improvement in the overall score. As the semester proceeds, new units may require a good understanding of material already covered, making it more difficult when a student’s grasp of and proficiency in those earlier concepts was incomplete. Beyond providing help in current course topics, we can also assess key skills and highlight those yet required for the course. Using a time-managed approach, students get help understanding their assigned problems and work to resolve skill gaps that may cause them to lose marks on tests.

Three months fly past quickly. Take action now to provide your child the educational support in math that could make this their best school year yet.

After June, consider enrolling your child in a Summer Sessions Program with us, giving them 6 sessions over July and August at a substantially discounted rate. It’s an excellent way to prevent skill loss over the holidays and prepare for a strong start in September.

Camp Mathnasium is another great, fun, and affordable way for children in Grades 2 – 5 to keep their math skills fresh or catch up over the summer. Camp runs from 9am to 12pm each Monday – Thursday from July 8 through August 15. You choose which individual days to attend. No registration fee and discounts apply after the first four days.