Giving Back at Mathnasium

Mar 14, 2019 | North Alpharetta

Happy Pi Day from Mathnasium of North Alpharetta, your neighborhood math learning center! We've had a great few weeks of creating our Pi Chain, eating pi-related goodies, and learning about pi! For the rest of March, though, Mathnasium of North Alpharetta is focused on giving back to the community.

Larry Martinek is the founder of Mathnasium and the creator of the Mathnasium Method, our math learning program that helps students of all kinds. Larry was inspired to share his method when his son, Nic Martinek, encouraged him to teach others the way he taught Nic. After Nic passed away in 1999, Larry founded Mathnasium in his memory. He used the techniques from his time teaching Nic to create the Mathnasium Method. Today, we are left with these instructional techniques, allowing Nic's legacy to live on.

In addition to founding the Mathnasium corporation, the Martinek Family started The Nic Martinek Scholarship Fund for Creativity in the Artz, Math, and Computers. This scholarship is awarded to one student each year who could not otherwise afford the first two years of college. Mathnasium of North Alpharetta plans to support the scholarship fund and Nic's memory this month.

Nic Martinek was a talented artist and a math wizard; therefore, we will honor both of these traits in our campaign: The Give Back Gallery Walk. For the remainder of March, students will have the opportunity to walk through a gallery of Nic's artwork. Afterward, they will answer a math question related to the art. Each answer will result in a donation of $1 to Nic's scholarship fund, and each correct answer will result in a donation of $5 to the fund. Through this campaign, Mathnasium of North Alpharetta will encourage student appreciation of both math and art, while also helping those in need.

Our Give Back Gallery Walk campaign will begin this Saturday, March 16, and it will run through the end of the month. We can't wait for our elementary, middle, and high school math students to experience the legacy of Nic Martinek and give back to the community in his honor.


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