At Mathnasium, we help kids understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Children who consistently attend sessions at our learning centers enjoy a transformative learning experience and make huge strides in the classroom.
Attitude: When math makes sense, kids develop a more positive attitude toward math.
Understanding: Mathnasium teaches for understanding, giving students the ability to succeed in any math environment. As Larry Martinek, Mathnasium’s Chief Instructional Officer notes, “It's pretty easy to forget things you memorize and near impossible to forget things you understand."
School Progress: When kids learn math in a way that they truly understand, they achieve greater success in the classroom.
See what people say about Mathnasium
of Durham-Chapel Hill (unsolicited testimonials)
Mother of 10th grader – City of Medicine Academy, Durham (via email)
“Hello, Thank you all so very much! My daughter is sitting here and she is working on her math proof problems today! We are so happy that your facility has been able to help her and I can't wait until she gains a lot more confidence in math. We are very grateful! Just wanted to share our very happy math news!”
Mother of 7th grader – Phillips Middle School, Chapel Hill, NC (via email)
“Hi Steve - I know that my husband mentioned our son’s grades to you yesterday but I wanted to share more. As you can see he did an amazing job in Math in Q2 but he also did much better in Science and Language Arts. I believe that his increased confidence in his math abilities spilled over into his other classes as well. The challenge now is to keep his momentum going and not rest on his laurels too much!”
Father of 4th grade twins – Rashkis Elementary School, Chapel Hill, NC (via email)
“Steve - I would like to say thank you for Mathnasium and the confidence that the program gave my twin daughters. Last year, their 3rd grade year, was rough. They were always at the bottom of the class in math. The EOG (end of grade) testing that they completed at the end of the year put them just passing grade level. Over the summer instead of having the summer slip in knowledge, we decided to try something new. We were at our wits end with all the tears and drama of sitting down trying to help them with their math. We did our research for summer programs to help with math. We looked at reviews on the internet for programs like Kumon, private tutors, etc., and we talked with friends whose children had similar issues. During this research, we came upon Mathnasium. All the reviews were very positive and encouraging, so we gave it a shot. It was a great decision.
Over the summer, I was surprised by my daughters changing attitudes toward math. In the reviews of Mathnasium, there were several comments about children being excited to go to Mathnasium. My wife and I actually laughed at this and said this would never be our kids. To our surprise, this did end up being our kids. They actually asked to go to Mathnasium over the summer and were disappointed if they did not get to go. We made it a point to go 3-4 times a week through the entire summer. Once school started in the fall, we continued to go 2 times a week. There is definitely a difference this year compared to last year. On both of their school evaluations this year and midterm testing, they went from the bottom of the grade level to the top of the grade level. One of my daughters is actually above grade level now. There are no more tears this year! They have a new found confidence in their math skills.
I would definitely recommend Mathnasium to anyone who asked about the program. I cannot say enough about the positive change in my daughters' attitudes and confidence. With the winter/spring activities and our upcoming move we have to take a break from Mathnasium. However, in the future, this will be the program we choose for math assistance again. So thank you again.”
Teacher of 4th grader – Cameron Park Elementary, Hillsborough, NC (via report card)
“Her confidence seems to continue to grow in math. In our last unit she went from a 20% to a 75%. That’s huge considering that it was geometry. WARNING: Fractions are next and that’s never fun but keep up the great work!”
Video tesimonials from students of Mathnasium learning centers across the nation
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