THE MATHNASIUM METHOD™

Giving children the power to achieve excellence—in math and in life.

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Our proprietary method allows kids to reach their full potential

For more than a decade, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids understand and appreciate math. Larry Martinek, creator of the Mathnasium Method, has spent 40+ years designing, developing, and refining this approach based on his extensive experience teaching math to kids. We build math knowledge upon what they already know—this helps kids learn and starts boosting confidence right away.

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The Mathnasium Method™

We take our students on a journey of learning – through assessment, customized learning paths and targeted lessons for understanding and comprehension.

1

Assess Child’s Math Skills

We begin with a comprehensive assessment, which includes both a verbal and written component, to pinpoint their exact strengths and weaknesses.

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Customized Learning Path

This plan is created for each child based on their assessment, so they will truly learn and grow in their mathematical thinking.

3

Teach for Understanding

Our expert instructors don’t just teach student to memorize or calculate; they teach them to truly understand the way math works.

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Achieving Our Goals

As students achieve their goals, they are reassessed and move on to new challenges.

BUILDING NUMBER SENSE

This is the key to success in math—the understanding of what numbers mean and how they work together. And Number Sense isn't just for young kids. We work on these topics through the levels shown below before moving on to other higher math disciplines.

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    Counting
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    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

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    Wholes And Parts
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    Wholes And Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

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    Quantity and Denomination
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    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

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    Proportional Thinking
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    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
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    The Law of SAMEness
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    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

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    Counting
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    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
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    Wholes and Parts
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    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
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    Quantity and Denomination
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    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
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    Proportional Thinking
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    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
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    The Law of SAMEness
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    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
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    Counting
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    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
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    Wholes and Parts
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    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
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    Quantity and Denomination
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    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
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    Proportional Thinking
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    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
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    The Law of SAMEness
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    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
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    Counting
    arrow

    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
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    Wholes and Parts
    arrow

    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
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    Quantity and Denomination
    arrow

    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
  • arrow
    Proportional Thinking
    arrow

    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
  • arrow
    The Law of SAMEness
    arrow

    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
  • arrow
    Counting
    arrow

    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
  • arrow
    Wholes and Parts
    arrow

    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
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    Quantity and Denomination
    arrow

    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
  • arrow
    Proportional Thinking
    arrow

    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
  • arrow
    The Law of SAMEness
    arrow

    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
  • arrow
    Counting
    arrow

    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
  • arrow
    Wholes and Parts
    arrow

    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
  • arrow
    Quantity and Denomination
    arrow

    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
  • arrow
    Proportional Thinking
    arrow

    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
  • arrow
    The Law of SAMEness
    arrow

    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
  • arrow
    Counting
    arrow

    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
  • arrow
    Wholes and Parts
    arrow

    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
  • arrow
    Quantity and Denomination
    arrow

    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
  • arrow
    Proportional Thinking
    arrow

    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
  • arrow
    The Law of SAMEness
    arrow

    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting
  • arrow
    Counting
    arrow

    Counting

    Counting is the key to unlocking addition and subtraction in early math development. At Mathnasium, our initial goal is to have a student become comfortable with counting to any number, from any number, by any number, forward and backward.

    counting
  • arrow
    Wholes and Parts
    arrow

    Wholes and Parts

    As students begin to understand the relationship between a whole and the parts, a world of mathematical concepts and exercises can be explored. Once students have mastered these skills, they have little trouble with algebraic problem-solving.

    counting
  • arrow
    Quantity and Denomination
    arrow

    Quantity and Denomination

    The quantity and denomination construct examine two aspects of numerical value. Quantity asks “how many” and denomination asks “of what.”

    counting
  • arrow
    Proportional Thinking
    arrow

    Proportional Thinking

    Proportional thinking establishes a fundamental base that leads to a stronger understanding of critical concepts like ratios, direct and indirect variation, and algebraic reasoning.

    counting
  • arrow
    The Law of SAMEness
    arrow

    The Law of SAMEness

    The Law of SAMEness is a concept students naturally apply in their reasoning without being aware of it. For example, quantities of apples and bananas cannot be added together unless first being changed so that they have the same name, which is fruit.

    counting

Mathnasium teaches how a child learns best

We use a combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written techniques to build math knowledge level by level, so they understand it, master it, and enjoy it.

Using your mind to solve problems without putting pen to paper.
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Using your mind to solve problems without putting pen to paper.
Using pictures, figures, graphs, scaffolding, and other visual prompts to understand and solve problems.
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Using pictures, figures, graphs, scaffolding, and other visual prompts to understand and solve problems.
Using spoken words as a guide to understand and solve problems.
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Using spoken words as a guide to understand and solve problems.
Touching or manipulating physical objects to understand and solve problems.
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Touching or manipulating physical objects to understand and solve problems.
Using written numbers, text, and symbols to understand and solve problems.
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Using written numbers, text, and symbols to understand and solve problems.

OUR RESULTS

The results are transformative - families will see measurable changes in attitude, confidence, and school progress.

See Our Results
94%

Math Skills

of parents report an improvement in their child’s math skills and understanding.

93%

Attitude

of parents report improved attitude toward math after attending Mathnasium.

90%

Grades

of students saw an improvement in their school grades.

I never thought I could do math. Now I know better.

Ariella, grade 5

Great institution with good teachers.

Cecelia Williams

Mathnasium has provided positive and continuous support throughout the year to my son. My son is thriving each...

L.J.L.

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