Advanced Math Program Experiences Exponential Growth as Ministries Scramble to Fix Math Curriculum : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Advanced Math Program Experiences Exponential Growth as Ministries Scramble to Fix Math Curriculum

November 29, 2013

Advanced Math Program Experiences Exponential Growth as Ministries Scramble to Fix Math Curriculum

Toronto, ON (RPRN) 11/29/13 — As ministries of education across the country try to save their failing math curricula, a grass-roots enrichment program that has been challenging the way students learn math for over 25 years is celebrating a milestone.

Spirit of Math Schools opened its 35th location and now teaches enriched after-school mathematics to over 4000 students weekly.

While the tutoring industry has been experiencing growth as fed-up parents decide to supplement the education of children struggling to grasp concepts in the discovery-based public school math, Spirit of Math has been fulfilling the needs of an entirely different niche – kids who find math class too easy. 

“Many students are craving much more challenging material than what their day schools are able to provide them,” said Kim Langen, founder of Spirit of Math Schools. “When taught using a method that works, 1st graders are capable of working with negative integers, 3rd graders can easily master complex average questions and all students develop outstanding abilities in problem solving.”

Spirit of Math students are well-known for their above-average math knowledge. Their students infallibly win top spots in national and international math competitions; their graduates regularly earn scholarships to top universities and; in a KISS 92.5 radio segment earlier this year, 12-year-old Spirit of Math student, Victor, beat DJ

Advanced Math Program Experiences Exponential Growth as Ministries Scramble to Fix Math Curriculum
Damnit Maurie in a one-on-one live math contest.

“I think it’s a really great learning environment,” said Shannon Wong a Spirit of Math graduate who has won national math contests and travelled to Romania to represent Canada in the International Math Kangaroo. “Spirit of Math has really helped me to accomplish these things because of the concepts they teach in class.”

Spirit of Math uses a back-to-basics approach blended with a progressive cooperative group-work element – combining drills and creative problem solving to ensure that students learn the fundamentals, such as multiplication facts so lacking in public school, as well as learning how to solve math problems both logically and creatively.

“The public school systems are trying to teach children to exclusively use creativity to solve math problems without first giving them a basic foundation in numeracy or in skills. Students can be much more creative once they have the skills to work with,” said Kim Langen. “It’s like trying to teach a kindergarten child to write poetry without first teaching them words.”

One parent summed up the general sentiment that appears to be prevalent among parents of Spirit of Math students. “There are absolutely a lot of problems in the current curriculum – both in public schools and private schools – with respect to mathematics,” said Stephen, the parent of a recent Spirit of Math graduate. “Spirit of Math understands the opportunity to take your kids to the next level... I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets in the academic world.”

 

Media Contact Name: Gina Bonitatibus
Media Phone: (416) 223-1985 ext. 126
Media Web Address: http://spiritofmath.com
Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: Technology, CANADIAN NEWS, EDUCATION, PRESS RELEASE

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Aspect/Bruker 3-year partnership concluded in March 2015

SHOHAM, Israel 04/26/15 · A world leader in ground-breaking, compact benchtop MRI...

IT Secure Services Expands Business Operations Into Massachusetts

Manchester, NH 04/23/15 · Businesses In The 128 Tech Corridor Finally Have...

ASTEP Announces Cindy Gentry, Senior Partner at Mercer U.S., as New Advisory Board Member

NEW YORK, NY 04/21/15 · The Asperger Syndrome Training and Employment Partnership (ASTEP)...

500 BC Introduces YouQuest App. Update Your Life, Not Your Status.

Washington, DC 04/21/15 · Harnessing ancient wisdom to meet modern challenges. “Update...

Talkingtech.ca Launches Canadian Technology Forums

Toronto, Ontario 04/18/15 · Canadians with a love of everything hi-tech have...

Global Access CSG Announces New Chief Operating Officer

NEW YORK, NY and MINNEAPOLIS, MN 04/15/15 · Global Access CSG is pleased to announce the...

Newborn Foundation Featured at Shanghai Neonatal Forum

Saint Paul, MN / Shanghai, China 04/15/15 · Forum follows implementation visits to SW China newborn...

Minority-Owned Handbag Brand Continues to Emerge

Charlotte, NC 04/13/15 · He is commonly called “Mr. Sylvia”, but Sylvia...

By April 21, create a responsive site or be left out of Google top ranks

San Francisco, California 04/13/15 · By Anne Howard for TrafficStriker. Have you checked your...

Pressenger Mobile App Urges Users To Support Earth Day 2015 Thunderclap Campaign

Budapest, Hungary 04/11/15 · Participants use pre-call image to spread awareness about...

Diecasters shown how to save up to 85% off whole life running costs

Stuttgart, Germany 04/09/15 · Diecasters will be told how to save up...

Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites

Reston, VA 04/08/15 · Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites to...

Running Aces Introduces Renovated Simulcast Space in Preparation for Racing Season and Kentucky Derby

COLUMBUS, MN 04/08/15 ·   Running Aces Introduces Renovated Simulcast Space in Preparation...