A few weeks ago, I hosted a luncheon at Mathnasium in Naperville for local moms and bloggers. Many of you know how much I love Mathnasium, and their commitment to helping kids learn to love and excel in math.
Our luncheon was an overwhelming success. We met with several of Mathnasium’s amazing instructors and learned about The Mathnasium Method™,which personalizes the students experience and enables them to learn in a manner that best suits each individual.
During the event, the center’s owner and director Aparna Pai talked to us about the company’s founder, Larry Martinek and his mission to find an approach to teaching math that would provide children with the strong foundation they need to succeed in math. Rather than relying on traditional rote memorization and repetitive exercises, Martinek focused on helping children understand math by honing their math instincts and getting them to think like mathematicians. Math is one of those subjects that is cumulative, which means kids need to master one skill before they can move up and master one that is more complex.
We got a taste of what it’s like to think like a mathematician when Alon, one of centers instructors tested our math prowess with challenging math questions while also helping us better understand why and how the math works.
In many ways Mathnasium is similar to a gymnasium, but instead of working out one’s body, you are working out your mind!
All in all it was a fabulous event. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful men and women who rededicated to helping our children thrive.
Interested in learning more about Mathnasium? Check out these special offers…
- Free Trial Session (a 1-hour session — The student gets to sample the curriculum based on an initial conversation of learning objectives. They have the opportunity to experience the fun and engaging environment, interact with the teachers and both students and parent can make an informed decision whether Mathnasium is the place for their math learning needs.
- $50 Off Enrollment coupon
Read these Reviews
Here’s a sampling of blogs about Mathnasium
Lisa from My Thoughts, Ideas and Ramblings
Johanna from Momma Cuisine
Jennifer from Me, Myself & Jen