Secondary School Maths Program
In Mathnasium's secondary school program, students master computation and problem solving with rational numbers, i.e., fractions, decimals, and percentages, as part of the process of algebra readiness — preparing for algebra in upcoming maths courses. This creates a solid mathematical foundation for tests and advanced maths courses.
Secondary school students engage one to one with our instructors in a unique combination of mental, verbal, visual, tactile, and written exercises. Basic maths concepts and skills are blended with a program specifically designed to help students build number sense. This special program shows them how and why the useful number rules they’re learning work so they are able to understand how they can be applied to interesting areas such as computer science, biology, and psychology.
Students are evaluated with a written and verbal assessment unique to Mathnasium. Based on the results, we develop a custom-tailored program designed to close any educational gaps they may have so they can jump ahead when they’re ready for advanced maths challenges.
Secondary school maths builds upon primary maths' foundation and focuses on explaining why mathematical rules work so that children learn and understand the rules, not just memorise them.
We also help students understand their homework as part of each session and prepare them for school tests, as well as standardised tests such as school entrance exams.
Helping students catch up in Secondary School Maths
Many students start secondary school with gaps in their mathematical foundation. At Mathnasium, our experienced instructors work with students to fill in those gaps while still addressing their current needs.
Helping students keep up and get ahead in Secondary School Maths
Secondary school maths is often when children are introduced to challenging algebra and geometry topics and expected to apply skills from primary school . At Mathnasium, our experienced instructors work with secondary school children to help them forge ahead in maths courses. Students are given a "preview" of maths concepts that they will encounter in future courses to help prepare them for advanced maths courses, university and beyond.