Improving the Mathematical Future of the United States via the Franchise Model of Mathnasium

Jun 1, 2016

Via The Huffington Post

The universe runs on mathematical principles. Math is essential for the understanding, creation, and basic functions of life and business. Technology depends on it. Basic business principles depend on it. Life depends on it.

While it is true that calculators and computers can emulate and seem to replace a need for mathematics, at least in a short-term capacity, there comes a time when an individual needs to know the basics of mathematics enough to know whether the tools, computers, and all other technology are working properly.

If a person does not know that two plus two equals four, how are they going to know if their calculator is malfunctioning when it produces an answer of five?

Math is Fun (Yeah Right)

 Math is not for everyone, as far as the enjoyment level. Oh, there are those who excel in math, and there are those who love math (generally the same people). In fact, there is an individual who blogs about math on Tumblr under the topic of “visualizing mathematics.” This blog demonstrates that that love of math does exist, even if it is not a frequent occurrence and even if it may not exist in every household.

What Do Statistics Say About Math?

An interesting survey gathered statistics and research (including design and method), but seemingly without a readily available date of the survey. Assuming that the survey is somewhat recent, the stats could be considered relatively valid (under the circumstances). A comparison of two statistics when it relates to Americans, was of particular interest. That is that over 90 percent of those surveyed found that math is important for success in life, yet 30 percent indicate that they “are not good at math.”

This says that people realize that when they lack math skills that they that are at a distinct disadvantage. Fortunately, though, there is hope in sight, at least for the active young people who have as yet to enter into the business world. They still have the time to learn math, especially in light of a company that focuses on building math skills in young people.

Enter Mathnasium

A franchise-building corporation called Mathnasium is making a difference. Each Mathnasium, with a name that conveniently includes “Math” and implied physical health of the word, “gymnasium” (psychologically conjuring up the idea of a “math workout”) is a “Math Learning Center.”

According to the Mathnasium website, they make learning math “fun and easy.” They pride themselves on how well they train their staff, having the best “math tutors” in the business. That is not all that makes them glow. They also ...

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