Milk Before Meat, Addition Before Multiplication

Nov 2, 2021 | Colonial Park


If your student is biting off more than they can chew, they're setting themselves up for frustration. Because in math, sequence is everything. You can't build a solid math foundation by neglecting basic math and expecting to soar through the advanced stuff. At Mathnasium of Colonial Park, we teach math one. bite. at. a. time.

There's a reason we teach addition before multiplication. It's because multiplication wouldn't make sense without a primary understanding of addition. Similarly, verywellfamily says,

“Often, children develop math anxiety when they don’t master early math skills, and then are continually expected to learn additional math when they haven’t yet gained fundamental knowledge. Just as a solid building cannot be erected upon a shaky foundation, expecting a child to gain new math skills when they haven’t mastered the basics can lead to a lack of confidence and anxiety about math.”

Despite this, many students are learning math out of sequence. (Uh-oh) But, why? What's causing the sequence disruption?

  • Maybe the pace in their classroom is too fast
  • Maybe they've missed a lot of school due to illness or travel
  • Maybe they just didn't fully understand a preliminary math concept before the next one was introduced

Mathnasium of Colonial Park is ready to complete any partially-learned concepts your student may have, and in so doing, lead them to a brighter math future. We are helping students all over Harrisburg who attend nearby schools Linglestown El School, Lawnton El School, South Side El School, Paxtang El School, Paxtonia El School, West Hanover El School. North Side El School, Phillips El School, Rutherford El School, Thomas W Holtzman Jr El School, Mountain View Elementary School, Town & Country Day School, Holy Name of Jesus School, Harrisburg Adventist School, St Catherine Laboure School, Susquehanna Twp High School, Central Dauphin East Senior High School, Central Dauphin Senior High School, Bishop McDevitt High School, Circle School, New Generation Christian Academy, Harrisburg Adventist School, The Circle School, Central Dauphin Middle School, Linglestown Middle School, Central Dauphin East Middle School, Susquehanna Twp Middle School, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Covenant Christian Academy, Harrisburg Christian School. 

If your student needs to revisit some weak spots in their math education, please see us at 3913 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109, right next door to UPS Store near Starbucks, Naple's Pizza, Jimmy Johns, Wing Basket.

Our Director, Luke Coughlin will be happy to discuss any needs your child may have. Mathnasium of Colonial Park has been serving local families for 2 years. Call us today to get started (717) 686-9373!

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