The New School Year and Your Child's Math Readiness for What's Next

Jul 15, 2020 | Fleming Island

There are many questions that parents and educators are dealing with as the 2020-2021 school year approaches.  Between March, when schools closed, and the start of the new school year in August, children in Clay County will have been out of the classroom for nearly five months.

  • What impact will the spring’s distance learning have on my child’s math readiness for the new school year and the material they will see? 
  • What will anticipated school budget cuts mean for my child’s math education?
  • For students navigating key academic transitions -- third to fourth grade, starting middle school, taking Algebra 1-- what impact will this have on their readiness?
  • Are they prepared for the workload and increased pace of math homework that advanced and honors classes, such as Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2 and Pre-calculus, etc., require?
  • Will my child be ready for the return of standardized state testing such as the FSA and EOC?



Mathnasium has developed a series of interactive math quizzes designed to explore a student’s readiness for math topics. 

Elementary School 
At Mathnasium of Fleming Island, we know how vital learning math is in elementary school. It serves as the foundation for your child’s future math studies. To make it understandable, we take an orderly, logical approach.

We begin with computation and problem solving using whole numbers, and then move on to computation and problem solving with rational numbers: fractions, decimals, percent, and negative numbers.

Beyond teaching students important math concepts and skills, our math instruction program helps students build number sense by explaining how numbers work. We call this numerical fluency … the ability for elementary school kids to effortlessly recall addition and subtraction facts.  This is a valuable asset when they face new challenges in math. 

Middle School
Middle school math builds on elementary math’s foundation and focuses on explaining why mathematical rules work.   

It’s about knowing how and when to apply earlier concepts in the new advanced math subjects middle school students see in the classroom.

Many students start middle school with gaps in their mathematical foundation. At Mathnasium of Tallahassee, our experienced Tallahassee math tutors work with kids to fill in those gaps while still addressing their current needs, upgrading their academic performances and improving their ability to engage in the classroom. 

Middle school is also where many students will start Algebra and Geometry. At Mathnasium of Tallahassee, our math instructors work with middle school kids to forge ahead in math classes. Students are introduced to the math concepts and lessons they will encounter in future classes to help prepare for high school, college, and beyond.

High School
In high school, students focus on higher math, including Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics, in preparation for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, Florida Standards Assessments (FSA), End of Course (EOC) exams, and standardized college entrance exams such as the SAT and the ACT.

When students reach Algebra and above, it is a culmination of the fundamental skills from all math classes in elementary and middle school; and sets the stage for all high school and college math classes that will follow. 

Often, students come to Mathnasium of Fleming Island in need of Algebra instruction and tutoring because of gaps in the prerequisite math curriculum necessary to make sense of the material covered in Algebra class.

With Mathnasium of Fleming Island your child’s math learning can continue without interruption.  Real Instruction. Real Learning. Real Growth.     

Imagine the boost to your child’s confidence when they do well on that first test of the school year. Rather than having to relearn last year’s math, they can start strong and improve on their knowledge, confidence and problem solving skills. 



Mathnasium of Fleming Island: Real Instruction, Real Learning, Real Growth