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Mathnasium@home Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Apr 15, 2020 | Summit Blog

The following is a Q&A for parents, guardians and students that explains the details for Mathnasium@Home, the two-way live interactive online platform for learning math: taught in real time by Mathnasium’s experienced math instructors over the Internet. ..

Academically Speaking, the ‘COVID Slide’ Could Be a Lot Worse Than You Think

Apr 14, 2020 | Summit Blog

Linked here is an informative article about recent research suggesting the “COVID slide” could be significantly worse than the annual “summer slide”, especially in math. The researchers did not include effects of direct instruction during school closures,..

Ask The Expert

Sep 1, 2016 | Summit Blog

In this series of articles, Jodi shares her love of teaching and expertise, answering some of the most frequent questions she gets in her centers each day from parents wanting to do more to assure their children's academic success... Read Full Article..

Counting Past Ten: Building America's Strength in Numbers

Oct 1, 2015 | Summit Blog

Here, in the US, numbers are abstractions to be memorized-cells in the multiplication table-and, when middle schoolers reach algebra, the digits are still as far off as the letters that now represent them ... If math were presented from the start as an in..

Making Math Make Sense

Mar 10, 2013 | Summit Blog

According to James Ralston, “Most people don’t actually dislike math; rather they are put off by things that don’t make sense. Once they do understand a topic at hand, it often becomes enlightening and even enjoyable.”... Read Full Article..

Paint by Numbers: Picturing Math for a Lifetime of Success

Apr 2, 2012 | Summit Blog

It is tempting to compare our brains to computers, but when it comes to speed, a neuron takes its time, sending signals at a maximum of 180 miles (280 km) per hour, the top speed of a Formula One racecar, or a quarter of the speed of sound. In comparison,..

Learning Off the Clock: In Search of a Timeless Understanding of Math

Apr 2, 2012 | Summit Blog

With schools choreographed by hourly bells and standardized tests timed to the second, we seem to be convinced that the clock is as instructive as the blackboard. Several chains of after-school learning centers reflect this philosophy, notably Kumon, whos..