Thanks to Mathnasium for partnering with Houseful of Nicholes
If homeschooling has taught me anything, it’s that my children may have less children to compete with in class, but they for sure still have some of the same issues that children in traditional schools have. It has also taught me that I’m still not super fond of math, and I don’t want that frame of mind to trickle down to my children. Nathaniel LOVES math. He’s so good, that he took a test upon returning back to school after a week off due to illness, and aced the exam – not knowing that there would be one when he got back. He should be in AP math of some sort, but – kids born in 2000. Anyhoo. The three musketeers are currently enrolled in Mathnasium – West Loop location, and they are loving it, but it wasn’t always that way.
The ladybug fights any type of learning where it’s structured, because she doesn’t like to feel like she’s being compared to other people, but little did she know that the structure of Mathnasium was going to blow her mind. With the ability to do drop in classes up to six times a week (they are closed on Fridays) there would be no reason not to see her improve her math skills, as long as we all put in the time and effort necessary.
While the Twizzlers were enrolled, they were in a special program called First Steps – which is a fun, interactive class for students ages 3-6 years old. It isn’t available at every Mathnasium location, so you should check with yours. With over 40 locations to choose from in the Chicagoland area, I’m confident that you can find what you need for your child to be the best that they can in regards to math.
The ladybug looks forward to her “alone time” in class, and I look forward to having her grow confident in her skills and showing them off to me when she gets home! She has her very own folder that she grabs when she arrives for class, and she sits with an instructor in group, but still has the chance to ask them questions one on one.
The method that is used at Mathanasium is straightforward.
Students start by taking a customized assessment which pinpoints their needs, allowing the instructors to meet them where they are and take them where they need to go. These assessments continue throughout their Mathnasium instruction to ensure progress and skill retention.
Customized Learning Plans:
A customized learning plan for teaching the concepts the student needs to master, is designed, and it uses a combination of proprietary materials and instruction techniques to ensure your child masters these concepts.
Specially Trained, Caring Instructors Who Teach:
Mathnasium’s specially trained instructors implement the learning plan and work with each student to ensure they master the material. All teaching takes place during the Mathnasium session, and we don’t assign homework.
Over the last several weeks, I’ve learned that my children actually love math. They love learning about things that they didn’t even apply to math, and now we have the best money counters our house has ever seen!