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My child goes to Chinese School every week and learning Chinese is just too hard.

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 4:25 AM

I could write a really long essay on this topic.There are so much to say about this that I have to cut this short. My daughter attended Chinese School from 1st to 2nd grade. In the first year, I was sitting in the classroom with her and this was my observation.

The Chinese School classroom was borrowed from the high school. It was roomy with big white boards and other teaching aids. However, there were not a lot of freedom for the teacher and students to make use of the teaching aids. ...

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What is Math Squared?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Math Squared is a new and innovative math program that empowers children by teaching fundamental math skills. Through our twice-a-week sessions using our unique curriculum, your child will come to understand foundational math concepts, sharpen their logic skills, and learn to look at problems from a new perspective. Math Squared is geared to foster a multitude of skills with particular concentration in the areas of: concept building, application and problem solving, computation speed and accu...

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Who designed the program?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:54 PM

The Math Squared program was established in 2000 in the Silicon Valley of California. A team of authors with backgrounds in engineering, psychology, education, and mathematics, collaboratively designed the curriculum and learning system.

What is so special about your program?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Math Squared is uniquely designed to build a well-rounded skill set by equally addressing all four foundational areas of mathematics:

  1. Concept building
  2. Application and problem solving
  3. Computation speed and accuracy
  4. Logic and Geometric composition

Our self-paced, individualized program allows children to progress according to their ability. Students are periodically evaluated by experienced tutors and the program is tailored to fit each child’...

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How is Math Squared different from other Math programs?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Most other Math programs employ rote memory and repetitious practice systems. While these techniques are great at building computation speed and accuracy, they do not promote analytical thinking and many students find the work uninteresting. Additionally, many of the other programs available were developed in other countries. The English translations of these foreign programs can be confusing for students and they are often inconsistent with the Math curriculum taught in American schools. Mat...

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How is Math Squared going to help my child?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Students who struggle with math do so because they do not understand the foundational concepts behind math functions. Through fun and stimulating activities, students will learn the concepts they need, to first catch up to their grade level, and then excel beyond. Through the Math Squared program, your child will build self-confidence and learn to enjoy math. For those students who already excel in Math, our workbooks will challenge them to see old problems from a fresh perspective. Math Squa...

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How long is each session?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Session length varies depending on the student’s level. Generally, sessions take about one hour. Once students become familiar with the format of our activities, they may be able to complete their work in as little as 30 minutes. Older students with more computation heavy workbooks may take longer.

What is the student-teacher ratio in your classes?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Our maximum ratio is 7:1 for students who are familiar with our program. For new students, the ratio is no more than 5:1.

Why don't the workbook activities include instructions?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:20 PM

At Math Squared, children will develop independence. By helping them to build the habit of “thinking before you ask,” students learn to critically analyze problems for themselves. This produces a number of results. First, the student will have a deeper understanding of the concepts because they arrive at a solution through their own logic. Second, the student will become more confident in their skills and break their reliance on direction from teachers. Third, the student will dev...

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Couldn't I purchase the materials and teach my children myself?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:18 PM

The Math Squared workbooks are most effective when paired with our unique teaching method. Our certified instructors are trained to patiently guide students to the correct solution without giving explicit instructions. Math Squared instructors teach children to look at problems from multiple perspectives to ensure they fully understand the concepts. If you would like to become a certified instructor, please see the information on our Licensee Program under the “Business Opportunity̶...

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Will I be billed for missed classes?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Math Squared is extremely flexible. In the case of a missed session, tuition is either prorated the following billing period, or the student may take home an extra workbook to get back on track. Billing can be suspended for prolonged vacations and will be resumed at no extra charge, upon your return.

Will my child be assigned homework?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Yes. The student will complete the first 7 pages of their workbook in class and finish the last 7 pages for homework. The homework serves as a review of the concepts taught in the class work. Homework will be corrected by the instructor at the following session. Since the student can refer back to the class work pages if they have any questions, help from parents is not usually needed. However, we recommend that parents become involved in their child’s learning process by reviewing thei...

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Up to what grade does Math Squared teach?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Because the Math Squared program is individualized and self-paced, our levels do not correspond to grade levels. The most advanced workbooks in the program teach Algebra.

How do I get answers to additional questions?

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 8:04 PM

Please call 530-902-3128 or email math2davis-center@yahoo.com to make an appointment.  You can also click on Contact Us and submit your questions.  We will get back to you through the contact information you provided. 


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