Milk Before Meat, Addition Before Multiplication

Nov 2, 2021 | Pasadena


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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey Park, Montebello, Alhambra, San Gabriel, Rosemead who attend nearby schools Monterey Highlands Elementary, Fremont Elementary, Brightwood Elementary, Marguerita Elementary, Mark Keppel Highschool, Ramona Coven, STERN Mass, Alhambra Highschool. 

If your student needs to revisit some weak spots in their math education, please see us at 1790 W Garvey Ave #B, Monterey Park, CA 91754, close to El Encanto -Monterey Park near Jay's Pizza, Daikokuya, NBC Seafood Restaurant.

Our Director, Jennifer Berganza will be happy to discuss any needs your child may have. Mathnasium of Monterey Park has been serving local families for 9 years. Call us today to get started 626-888-9498!

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