What is Mathnasium®?
Mathnasium is a learning center where students go year-round to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Our program is for students in Pre-K to Pre-Calculus *. Members pay a monthly membership fee, and usually attend twice a week for about an hour.
Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject.
Children don’t hate math.
They hate being confused and intimidated by math.
With understanding comes passion.
And with passion comes growth—a treasure is unlocked.
"This approach completely changed how I think about math."
— Suzanne Stein, parent & 5th Grade teacher
The key to understanding math is Number Sense. Number Sense does not develop by accident. It is the result of a process of encounter and interaction with a specific set of concepts and skills presented in a way that makes sense to the learner. The Mathnasium Method is the life’s work of Larry Martinek, Mathnasium’s Chief Instructional Officer and a teacher and math teaching consultant in the Los Angeles area for the past 30 years. It's the best there is: a time-tested, personalized program, that employs diagnostics, instruction, worksheets, manipulatives, and games to build Number Sense, and with it, confidence and a deep understanding and lifelong love of mathematics.
* Pre-K to Grade 1 at participating centers