Strong FUNdamentals! Math Classes for Preschool through Algebra 1.
Math is a powerful tool that teaches children to REASON, ANALYZE, and LOGICALLY SOLVE PROBLEMS. With these skills there is no limit to the opportunities that will open for your child in our techno-savvy 21st century marketplace.
It is a fact that colleges regard math very highly and look carefully at every class our child chooses and every grade they earn in high school. But math preparation doesn’t just begin in high school. Math is a subject that builds on itself every year. In order to believe that he or she can earn that A in high school, our child really needs to first earn that A in middle school. And the foundation for middle school is set in elementary school. Beginning successfully leads to confidence and continued success.
Our math classes:
Unfortunately, our girls are subject to the stereotypes surrounding math from a very young age. We have even had a little Kindergarten girl state that boys are better at math than girls. When we asked why she thought this, she said she had read it in a book! Many boys also develop an “I am just not good at math,” outlook and that is not fair to them. Time and again, it is because their foundation each year has gotten weaker due to gaps in understanding carrying over from the previous years.
The sooner children are equipped with the appropriate tools, the more successfully they will build upon their skill set. Here is a Seattle Times article on math and preschoolers.
With our classes, your child will start strong and stay strong! And our class format will ensure that they will enjoy the journey…
Here you can see how a strong foundation allows even the youngest of children to quickly grasp advanced topics in math.
Truly understanding the number line allows our Kindergartener to do pre-Algebra integer math!
Here, a kindergartener enjoys a multiplication game with our instructor.
These videos are meant to illustrate the power of a strong foundation and do not necessarily illustrate what we teach in our KG courses.
We run these classes for Preschool through Algebra 1.
Our small groups (only 2-4 students) can help a child:
Our goal is that by the time children are out of high school, they will be capable self-learners. But in the meantime, we want to make sure they develop a love of learning. No one likes to sit quietly filling out worksheets or conquering workbooks.
Our sessions are highly interactive and energetic. We are there to clarify their thought processes before incorrect patterns take root. We share their joy in that “Eureka!” moment when a concept suddenly makes sense. Children in our programs know that their instructor truly cares.
We will devote special time to areas that we know can be stumbling blocks for our young learners. In a classroom of thirty children, it is often not possible for a teacher to address or even recognize each student’s specific needs.
A mini-group is the optimal environment for learning. We limit our sessions to just 2-4 children. There is no doubt that children remain more focused and motivated in the presence of other children. You won’t have to hear, “Why am I the only one taking extra math classes?” This also allows us to set up fun team challenges: the students vs. the instructor. (Somehow the instructor always seems to lose – but not without a fight!) Even our shyest children walk out of our sessions with a confident smile.
We want math to become a tool in your child’s hands and never feel like it’s a “hammer hitting them over the head.” It makes us so happy to hear our math students actually say, “This is fun! I like this…” Here are some testimonials from our parents and students!
“Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand. Step back and I will act.”Old Chinese Proverb