MCPS testing identifies significant gaps in student math proficiency, grades 3 through 8.
Does your child struggle with math?
One father said, "I hated seeing my son's frustration and feelings of inferiority when it comes to math."
Lots of parents echo this sentiment. How is your child doing in math? Are there math concepts that seem to be confusing them?
Fractions? Square roots? Subtraction?
Is there something that could change math concepts they hate into math concepts they master and now, love?
Well, yes actually. There is! And it's pretty simple, we call it the Mathnasium Method. Our instructors are trained to turn math confusion into math proficiency.
Imagine your child meeting with a Mathnasium Instructor for an assessment. The first step would be:
1. Establish the areas of uncertainty. At Mathnasium of Downtown Silver Spring, we will find the exact concepts that are lacking in your child's math comprehension. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics found that an initial assessment is crucial in designing the right lesson plan for any student. For this example, let's use long division as the concept your child needs help with.
2. Teach a Guided Lesson. Your Mathnasium Instructor will then model how to solve a long division problem and answer any questions your student may have. At Mathnasium, we understand that every child is different, so your student can practice with whatever level of assistance that is required.
3. Independent Practice. Now, your student tries to solve their own long division problem, taking all the time they need. This allows time for the student to gain confidence in their ability to solve problems without help. Students exploring for themselves is at the very core of learning. You can read more about the benefits of independent practice here.
Remember that father from the beginning who hated seeing his son confused? Well, he started bringing his son to Mathnasium, and here is what he says now:
"My son has improved tremendously! His foundation has been strengthened, and he feels equipped to be successful in math."
Thankfully, there is something parents can do to help their children understand (and even enjoy) math. Want an inside view of what Mathnasium can do for your child? Come check it out at 1133 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Sign up now to Help Your Student Avoid Summer Learning Loss!!