Children who are struggling in mathematics often ask the question, “Is math really that important?” The short answer is an unequivocal, resounding, “YES!”
There are a multitude of articles siting facts and quoting educational experts who all agree that a strong understanding in early education mathematics is key to succeeding not only in high school and upper level math courses, but it also provides the necessary building blocks for many employment opportunities beyond college.
Elementary teachers have their work cut out for them in teaching today’s young minds the principles of math. Stephen Wilson, Professor of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University and Former Senior Advisor for Mathematics in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education writes “The very structure of mathematics dictates that certain topics must be taught before others, and, in most cases, must be mastered before any understanding of the next topic can even be hoped for.”
Once a child gets behind in math, especially at the elementary level, it is difficult to get him or her caught up and to build the necessary confidence and skills to succeed at the next level.
If your child is struggling in math or having a difficult time understanding the basics, take action now – do not wait. Ottimmo, Education For Tomorrow, is here to help. Using the proven Singapore method, our skilled teachers focus on hands-on learning, pictorial representations, followed by an abstract phase. This targeted curriculum and step-by-step process not only teach students the “how” of solving math problems but encourages them to fully understand the “why.” This enhances the students’ over-all understanding of the structure of mathematics as well as equipping them with problem solving skills that contribute to a better understanding of many other subjects and life situations.
If your child needs help, do not hesitate to contact Ottimmo today or register now at a location convienent for you.