It is no secret that many students are struggling due to school disruption during the pandemic. Standardized test scores are down, motivation levels are slipping worldwide[2,3], and even those earning A's may not be getting the depth of understanding they need for future courses. Out of all topics, mathematics has been the most impacted. Students deserve a fighting chance to overcome any setbacks.
Typically, this is the time of year when we would start talking about how the upcoming summer break can lead to learning loss without regular math practice.
This year, and last, students started behind due to shutdowns and disruptions, and without additional support, the gaps created are likely to cause future difficulty in class.
It is not an exaggeration to say that a student's experience in school can have lifelong effects. One study found that a student's math classroom experience can change their interest in pursuing STEM careers, with positive experiences correlating significantly with higher interest.
"Our kids love going to Mathnasium! They say that all the instructors are very nice and help them understand math better. Our kids actually like math since they started Mathnasium."
— Evy K.
According to their parents, 90% or more of Mathnasium's students see improvement in their attitude towards math, grades, and understanding.
"My niece and nephew went to this Mathnasium center over the summer and they had a blast. Instead of wanting to stay at home watch TV or play games, they begged me to drop them at Mathnasium every day. Never seen these kiddos that excited about any academic thing in the past. Going back to school, they seem more confident in math (as commented by their teachers) and definitely pestering us to take them back to Mathnasium again. Highly recommend!"
— Tracy F.
Our flexible session packages are perfect for working around hectic schedules. Help the student in your life succeed. Make this the year of academic recovery.
2. Niemi, H. M., & Kousa, P. (2020). A case study of students’ and teachers’ perceptions in a Finnish high school during the COVID pandemic. International Journal of Technology in Education and Science (IJTES), 4(4), 352-369.
3. Wahyuddin, W., Maharida, M., Jusriadi, E., & Syafaruddin, S. (2020). Analysis of motivation and how the
students learn in pandemic. PEDAGOGIA: Jurnal Pendidikan, 9(2). doi:10.21070/pedagogia.v9i2.570
4. Hoadley, U. (2020). Schools in the time of COVID-19: Impacts of the pandemic on curriculum.
5. Wang, M. (2012). Educational and career interests in math: a longitudinal examination of the links between classroom environment, motivational beliefs, and interests. Developmental Psychology, 48(6), 1643-1657.
6. Mathnasium Parent Survey. (2018).