We aim to create long-lasting memories with handmade gifts on special occasions for our students. Beyond that, ‘enjoying’ true Mathnasium enthusiasts showing the success of the Mathnasium Method™ is the ultimate reward.
Just like that, summer is over. Next week, most kids will start their new school year and are getting ready for it. Backpack? Checked. New shoes? Checked. Stationeries? Checked. New haircut? Checked. But what’s more important than all those tangible things? How about your child’s math readiness? Nah .. you can just wait until the first report card .. or the first parent-teacher interview. Hmmm .. you think so?
Being successful means being proactive, being on offense and not defense. It’s comforting for a child to start a new school year knowing that they have a strong support system behind them. They know where they can ask for help when they do not understand math at school; they know they can rely on someone to teach them the math foundations that they missed to grasp.
In a typical summer, a student loses 2-3 months of their skills and concepts they learned the previous year. So, if they were also having some gaps in learning (and even worse: too many gaps) from last year, how will they cope with new concepts? At school, teachers need to follow the curriculum in a timely manner; so when your child misses a math concept (especially when they already have some gaps since the start of the year) while the class keeps moving forward, they can easily get overwhelmed and this could lead to having math anxiety.
Most children who come to us for math help are actually children with lots of potential. It’s just because at one point in the past they missed some math concepts and the effect of that snowballed over time. The sad thing is that it could impact their confidence. A mother told us that after a few months with us, her son said, “Now I know I’m not stupid”. It’s just so unfortunate to think how many kids misunderstood themselves, when actually what they need is someone to unlock their potentials, and that is, someone who can find for them the right way to learn.
So how to get them ready for the new school year and beyond?