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COVID Slide . . . far worse than a normal SUMMER SLIDE!

Apr 27, 2020 | Aiken Blog

Written by Joanne Helperin   In the spring, we traditionally encourage parents to guard against the summer slide, in which children lose 2-3 months of the previous year’s math learning during the long summer break.   But this i..

Why do kids fear and struggle with fractions?

Sep 17, 2019 | Aiken Blog

Many kids fear fractions because they don’t understand how they work – they mix up the parts and don’t understand what they mean and what we do to them. Parents typically understand enough to get by in everyday life (1/2 off sale – 3/4” wrench – 1/..

Thanks for voting us Number 1 (again!)

Sep 17, 2019 | Aiken Blog

Readers of Augusta Family Magazine once again voted Mathnasium as the Number 1 Tutoring service in the Augusta area.  We appreciate your vote!  We like to think of ourselves as more than just a "tutoring service." We are a Math-o..

Why do kids struggle with Algebra?

Sep 17, 2019 | Aiken Blog

We’ve asked algebra teachers what skills they wish their students were better at coming into Algebra class? Their answers were always the same 3 skills: Multiplication facts, Fractions, and Integers.  So why are kids universally weak in these 3 areas?..

Welcome to Aiken! Who knew horses can help kids learn math?

Aug 20, 2019 | Aiken Blog

Aiken is known for horses. Whether it's out in front of the Aiken Center for the Arts or cruising down one of our town's stately thoroughfares, statues of horses aren't hard to find in Aiken. We love our equine traditions, and many of our frie..

Why do kids fear and struggle with fractions?

Aug 19, 2019 | Aiken Blog

Many kids fear fractions because they don’t understand how they work – they mix up the parts and don’t understand what they mean and what we do to them. Parents typically understand enough to get by in everyday life (1/2 off sale ..

Why do students struggle with Algebra?

Jul 8, 2019 | Aiken Blog

      Why do kids struggle with Algebra? We’ve asked algebra teachers what skills they wish their students were better at coming into Algebra class? Their answers were always the same 3 skills: Mul..

Making the Most of Summer

Jun 19, 2019 | Aiken Blog

      Math might not be as fun as art or sports, or as cool as robotics and science, but it’s still pretty awesome!    Students need to stop thinking of math as something that they will only use in th..

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