Do math skills really matter later in life? They come in handy when your student needs to pass a test, but is there any other arena that calls for math skills? Good question. Let's look down the road of your child past elementary, secondary, and c..
How many students are in your child's math class?
According to research, the average class size in North America is over 20 students per teacher.
In other words: 20 different different learning styles & 20 different learning speeds. Even with teachers performing their best, the child who needs a challenge may be overlooked.
Lisa Van Gemert, of The Gifted Guru, says,
"In general, we're going to have to realize that the dynamic of 'you're 8, so you're in 3rd grade', is silly".
(Some. kids. just. need. extra.).
So, what does Mathnasium do to solve this "one-size-fits-all" math teaching issue for advanced students?
Glad you asked:)
Here are 3 ways Mathnasium of North Fresno gives advanced math students what they need:
1. We test our students to see what they already know and we don't cover the same ground twice. Instead, we build on it.
2. We make age irrelevant and focus instead entirely on math competency.
3. We swap out boredom for challenge
Advanced students need to be challenged to stay engaged. When a concept is too basic, the student loses focus (and we can't blame them, either). On the flip side, an advanced student will find himself/herself delighted in their learning. Evette Kincer, mother of Jack (an advanced math student who found Mathnasium), reported, "His last report card was straight A's, and he actually enjoys math [at Mathnasium]".
Here's the takeaway
In a classroom of over 20, even the world's best teachers can't customize math for your child. Some kids need to go more quickly, and some kids just need more. World, let's accept this. The tutors at Mathnasium of North Fresno are prepared to engage your advanced student today.
Give us a call.