Understanding the Why

Jan 15, 2024 | South Charlotte

Mathnasium's curriculum is designed to focus on the "why" rather than just following the next curriculum trend when it comes to teaching math. This approach is grounded in the belief that kids need a deep understanding of the underlying principles of mathematics to excel in the subject and build lifelong skills. We call this the Mastery Approach.

Mathnasium recognizes that every child is unique and has their own learning style and pace. Rather than adopting a one-size-fits-all approach, Mathnasium's curriculum is personalized to meet each child’s specific needs. Our program begins with an assessment of the child’s math abilities, which helps our team to identify areas of strength and weakness. Based on this assessment, we develop a personalized learning plan tailored to the child’s needs.

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Mathnasium's curriculum is also designed to focus on the fundamental principles of mathematics rather than forcing kids to follow a specific format or curriculum trend. This approach helps children to understand the "why" behind math concepts rather than just memorizing formulas and procedures. By understanding the underlying principles, kids can apply what they learn in new and different situations, building lifelong skills that will serve them well throughout their academic and professional lives.

Another reason why Mathnasium's curriculum is focused on the "why" behind math understanding is that it helps to build confidence and motivation for young kids. When a child understands the reasoning behind math concepts, they are more likely to engage with the subject and become invested in their own learning. This can lead to increased motivation, improved academic performance, and greater success in the future.

In conclusion, Mathnasium's curriculum is focused on each child’s need for a deep understanding of the underlying principles of mathematics. By personalizing instruction, focusing on fundamental principles, and building a child’s confidence and motivation, Mathnasium's curriculum helps children to not only succeed in math but also build skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.