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Our Secret To Creating "Aha!" Moments In Math

Apr 22, 2022

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"Lightbulb!"

"Aha!" 

"I got it!"

"It clicked!"

"Eureka!"

These are what parents everywhere want to hear their kids say.

"Aha!" moments indicate that the student understands a concept, sometimes, after lots of effort.  Your child's face might light up, or you might even see a huge grin appear. Underneath, the brain is also celebrating and makes physical changes.

In a recent article from Medical News Today, we learn that during an "Aha" moment, the nucleus accumbens becomes particularly active in the basal forebrain, triggering a dopamine release. This process gives the student a feeling of intense joy and relief.

Math tutors agree that "Aha!'' moments improve self-confidence in your math student. And when self-confidence increases, so do results!

Mathnasium of California MD specializes in creating "Aha" moments. Here's how:

  • Guided practice - Our specialized math instructors teach for understanding. We expect our students to fully learn a concept, not just be able to repeat it back to us. At Mathnasium, we take our time, offer consistency, and give your student our best effort. 
  • We have a clear "no spoon feeding" policy, which means that our Mathnasium instructors never give answers out. Rather, they help your student arrive at the answer. That way, the student can feel their own success. 

The results of our Mathnasium Method are hard-won "Aha!" moments and a deeper understanding of math. Larry Martinek, the creator of the Mathnasium Method, sums it up like this:

“It's pretty easy to forget things you memorize and near impossible to forget things you understand.”

Parents are noticing too: "My son has had a fantastic experience at Mathnasium. His grade in math has improved significantly and his confidence and motivation has soared." -A.S.

Let's get your child started on the path of "Aha" moments and deeper understanding today! Come tour our facility at 44980 St Andrews Church Rd Unit E, California, MD 20619. Sign up now for a Risk-free assessment and customized learning plan!.