How Mathnasium of Okemos helps MOTIVATE students!

Feb 14, 2023 | Okemos

Glad you asked! Let’s take a sneak peak inside your local Mathnasium of Okemos and ask their instructors!

Q: What helps students in your center stay motivated?

A: the math of course! When students are working at the correct level, making forward progress isn't just possible, it's inevitable. Every step forward shows students that math mastery is within their grasp. Math isn't something to be feared, it's something to be conquered! (It also helps that we take steps to make the learning process fun!)

Q: Tell us about the reward cabinet!

A: Students earn progress stamps with every completed page, and sometimes just as a bonus for mastering topics, attending frequently, etc. Every progress stamp gets counted onto a punch-style reward card, which, once completed, can be spent or saved for small-, medium, or big-ticket items!

Q: How do students earn prizes from the reward cabinet?

A: Well, strictly speaking, ""prizes"" are won, while ""rewards"" are earnt. The reason we call it a ""reward cabinet"" is because students put in the work to achieve their goals. It's not up to luck.

Q: How does your center celebrate student success?

A: When students succeed, we celebrate with them. Even if it's a small recognition (positive affirmation, or extra reward considerations), we believe that all progress is momentous and worthy of celebration!

Q: What is your favorite student success story?

A: The long-termers are my favorites! When I work with middle-schoolers who have been at Mathnasium since elementary, or with high-schoolers who have been with us since middle school, it's evident that we're making a positive difference in students' lives every day. To see folks who are really prospering with math today, and think back to when they came to us in various states of frustration, falling behind, or worse -- those are the times I'm proudest of our team for doing what we do.