The Mathnasium Method™

Giving children the power to achieve excellence in maths.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Contact your local Mathnasium Learning Centre with any questions have about our programme. Here are some of the more common ones we get:

  • What does Mathnasium cost?

    We conduct an in-depth assessment for every child before they enrol and the outcome will enable us to understand where your child is mathematically, the programme that’s relevant for them and this then determines the cost. Pricing varies by programme and location. Contact your local centre for more details on enrolment packages.

  • Can you help my child with the 11+ or entrance exam or other test prep?

    We can help all the way through to GCSE, including whatever tests come up in that time. Test Prep is a specific learning goal that’s addressed through individualised targeting of gaps in foundational knowledge, careful analysis of errors to provide the right materials at the right time and improved computational fluency to improve both competence and accuracy in test taking. Improvements in number sense and problem-solving are addressed as students learn to apply what they know out of context, recognising why numbers are being used and developing their reasoning capability.

  • What makes Mathnasium different from a maths class?

    Unlike a maths class, Mathnasium teaches to the individual. Each child is given a comprehensive assessment that pinpoints their exact strengths and weaknesses and a customised learning plan based on their specific learning goals. Our expert instructors provide face-to-face instruction at the right pace for each child.

  • Is Mathnasium for advanced students or struggling students?

    Both. If a student is struggling, Mathnasium will address their learning gaps so they can catch up and get ahead. For students who already excel in maths, the instructors will work with them to expand their maths skills and help them achieve their greatest potential. And if your child is "doing OK" when you know they could do much better, we can engage and motivate them to reach new heights.

  • What age students does Mathnasium work with?

    We work with students in Reception up to Year 11.

  • What kind of results does Mathnasium get?

    Children who consistently attend our learning centres enjoy a transformative learning experience and make huge strides in the classroom. Multiple independent studies have found Mathnasium to improve student performance on standards-based tests in 20 sessions or fewer.

  • How often does my child need to attend Mathnasium?

    We recommend 2-3 times a week until learning goals are met and parents are satisfied with what their child has accomplished.

  • Is there a Mathnasium near me?

    We're expanding rapidly across the UK, so use the 'find a centre' button to find the closest location to you.

  • What if I can't take my child to a centre twice each week?

    We realise that with busy family schedules, sometimes it can be hard getting your child to the centre twice a week. That's why we offer flexible scheduling as well as our online option—Mathnasium@home—to make it easier to attend weekly sessions. If your child is still unable to attend, they won't miss anything because we work at their pace and will simply meet them where they are at during their next session.

  • What do you do ... and what is the Mathnasium Method™?

    Our mission is to teach children maths so that they understand it, master it and love it. We use careful assessment to meet a child exactly where they are at and teach maths in a way that makes sense to them.

  • Do you give homework to students?

    No. All learning occurs under the efficient and effective guidance of our trained instructors. Adding homework would risk frustration and overload. In fact, we'll set aside some time each session to help your student with their school homework.

  • What happens during the initial assessment at Mathnasium?

    At Mathnasium, we understand that assessments can sometimes feel stressful for students. That’s why we take a personalised and engaging approach to each assessment. We start by building rapport with your child, giving them a short centre tour, and setting expectations.

    We conduct both a verbal and written assessment to identify your child’s strengths and areas for improvement as well as to gain a true understanding of how each student approaches and thinks about maths. More importantly, our assessments don’t feel like a test – we use fun interactive methods to ensure your child feels comfortable and confident.

  • What type of questions are on the assessment?

    We carefully craft our assessment questions to evaluate specific skills that are critical for success in maths. Our assessments cover a wide range of maths skills and concepts, including grade-level or subject-specific skills, number sense, and concepts unique to Mathnasium.

    We use a combination of verbal and written questions, and it's possible that some of the questions may cover topics your child hasn't yet learned in school. Our goal is to get a comprehensive understanding of your child's current maths abilities, so we can create a personalised learning plan that meets their unique needs and goals.

  • I’m interested in opening a Mathnasium centre of my own - how do I apply?

    Have a look at the ‘Own a Franchise’ section of our website and complete the contact form. We will then get straight back to you to discuss the opportunity with you further. You can find our franchise information here.

  • I’d like to work for Mathnasium - how do I apply?

    Our centres are often recruiting for their instruction teams; we have roles available from tutor/instructor level to management opportunities and are always keen to hear from candidates with strong maths skills who enjoy working with children and are good communicators. We provide extensive training for the right candidates. Please visit our Contact Us form and send us your details.

  • Do you accept childcare vouchers?

    We don’t accept childcare vouchers but contact your local centre to see whether they are running any promotional offers at the moment.



Learn About Mathnasium

The Mathnasium Method™

Learn About The Mathnasium Method™

We teach for true understanding

Delivering our proprietary curriculum face-to-face in a way that makes sense to children.

We create customised learning plans

Teaching each individual exactly what they need to learn, and building on it.

Kids have fun at Mathnasium

Our instructors are trained to make learning maths a fun and empowering experience.

Help Your Child Discover Their Maths Potential

We have over 1,100 centres globally and we're expanding rapidly in the UK. Get started now.

It's as easy as:
  • Find a centre near you
  • Get a maths skills assessment
  • Talk to your centre director about the customised learning plan for your child
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