# Mathnasium of Cedar Rapids Explains Why Having Math Skills is SO Helpful

Sep 15, 2023 | Cedar Rapids

Q: Tell me about a time when having math skills came in handy

A: Frequently during college, I am able to understand more complicated skills easily because of my strong foundation that I consistently work on at Mathnasium.

Q: Tell me about a memory you have of learning math

A: One of the few memories of math I have was in 2nd grade. I corrected the poor teacher on her addition in front of the whole class. While I am glad I did it, as it was important that the correct math be taught, I feel bad for the embarrassment it must have caused her.

Q: What are some of the benefits of the Mathnasium Method?

A: From simple complex through Algebra, it feels like Mathnasium teaches math correctly. For example, when factoring a polynomial, I and many students who come here were taught a strange and convoluted X method for when a>1. This pales in comparison to the factoring by splitting the b term which is easier and more intuitive. Just one of the many examples of how it is better than what is taught at school.

Q: What could Mathnasium have helped you with when you were a student?

A: I think I failed the most in school when it came to fractions. It wasn't really until I was late into middle school that I started to fully understand fractions.