Milk Before Meat, Addition Before Multiplication

Nov 2, 2021 | Highland Park

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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 Highland 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 Highland 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 Highwood who attend nearby schools Sherwood Elementary School, Lake Forest High School. 

If your student needs to revisit some weak spots in their math education, please see us at 600 Central Ave #142, Highland Park, IL 60035, next to Shushi Badya near Walker Bros. Original Pancake House.

Our Director, Cynthia Krol Owen will be happy to discuss any needs your child may have. Mathnasium of Highland Park has been serving local families for several years. Call us today to get started 847-432-5050!

Sign up now for a No-Risk Assessment. We can't wait to see you at Mathnasium!

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