Milk Before Meat, Addition Before Multiplication

Nov 2, 2021 | Red Deer


If your child 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 Red Deer, 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 Red Deer 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 in Red Deer and areas who attend nearby schools like Don Campbell, GW Smith, Mattie McCullough, St Elizabeth Seton, Westpark, St. Martin de Porres, Annie L. Gaetz, Josep Welsh, Gateway Christian, Koinonia, Ecole Mountview, Maryview, Fairview, Ecole Oriole Park, Father Henri Voisin, Barrie Wilson, GH Dawe, Aspen Heights, Normandeau, Destiny, St Teresa of Avila, Vista Grande, Glendale, St Francis of Asisi, Notre Dame, Hunting Hills, St Thomas Acquinas, Central, GH Dawe, Normandeau, Lindsay Thurber, St Joseph, Eastview, etc . 

If your child needs to revisit some weak spots in their math education, please see us at 30B, 5250 - 22nd St., Red Deer, AB T4R 2T4, Canada, in the same shopping area with Chapters Indigo next to Booster Juice.

Our Director, Riwan Prasatya will be happy to discuss any needs your child may have. Mathnasium of Red Deer has been serving local families for over one year. Call us today to get started 403-872-MATH(6284)!

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