Play­ing with num­bers

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MATH Mon­key’s ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem works along­side the brain’s nat­u­ral learn­ing process through its unique game-based cur­ricu­lum to en­gage and train the five ma­jor brain abil­i­ties to de­velop MathBrain in ev­ery child.

MathBrain is the abil­ity to gather ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion from a math prob­lem, un­der­stand the re­la­tion­ship be­tween num­bers and nu­mer­i­cal sym­bols, fig­ure out the var­i­ous ways pos­si­ble to solve the prob­lem and ap­ply ap­pro­pri­ate for­mu­las to solve them ac­cu­rately and speed­ily.

Cre­at­ing an im­mer­sive en­vi­ron­ment, Math Mon­key makes use of a game-based cur­ricu­lum to in­tro­duce math­e­mat­i­cal prob­lems and Vedic Math su­tras to chil­dren.

Vedic Math prin­ci­ples mir­ror the tech­niques the hu­man brain uses to get so­lu­tions. They stim­u­late the hu­man mind and pro­vide thought di­rec­tions when solv­ing prob­lems.

Math Mon­key teaches Vedic Math in a flex­i­ble and sim­ple way that en­cour­ages in­no­va­tion among the bet­ter stu­dents while its sim­plic­ity en­ables the weaker stu­dents to un­der­stand the ba­sic con­cepts of math­e­mat­ics.

The na­ture of Vedic Math pro­motes the train­ing of the five ma­jor brain abil­i­ties: – Vedic Math teaches chil­dren to process cal­cu­la­tions men­tally, train­ing At­ten­tion – Vedic Math has quick cal­cu­la­tion tech­niques giv­ing rise to one-line so­lu­tion, ex­er­cis­ing the child’s Pro­cess­ing Speed – Vedic Math prin­ci­ples are based on logic, ac­ti­vat­ing the logic mind­set for Logic Rea­son­ing -Vedic Math is an ab­so­lute men­tal math sys­tem, thus it trains Mem­ory – Vedic Math re­quires the un­der­stand­ing of spe­cial pat­terns in math ques­tions through vi­su­al­i­sa­tion of in­for­ma­tion, de­vel­op­ing the child’s Vis­ual Abil­ity

Chil­dren may feel cu­ri­ous when Vedic Math meth­ods could get an an­swer much faster than the con­ven­tional school method. As ev­ery child is dif­fer­ent, they are able to choose the ap­proach that comes most nat­u­rally to them, help­ing them learn and re­mem­ber bet­ter.

Why play games at Math Mon­key? Ev­ery child wants to be a win­ner in games. Be­sides help­ing chil­dren de­velop their so­cial com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills and nur­ture their EQ as they deal with win­ning or los­ing, game-based lessons can en­hance the five ma­jor brain abil­i­ties too.

To win, chil­dren are mo­ti­vated to pay at­ten­tion so they can ab­sorb in­for­ma­tion (games rules), they will try to vi­su­alise the co-re­la­tion­ship of the games rules and win­ning strategy, they will at­tempt to re­mem­ber and re­trieve/hold in­for­ma­tion while play­ing, they will have to ap­ply their log­i­cal think­ing and to try to solve prob­lems fast.

With the de­sire to solve the ques­tions and win, chil­dren be­gin to ex­plore dif­fer­ent ways to get the an­swer. Their ex­cite­ment pro­pels them to test var­i­ous ways to get the best so­lu­tion.

A sat­is­fied par­ent found Math Mon­key ef­fec­tive for his son, “He used to be a lit­tle lazy and his count­ing skills were ter­ri­ble. I could see the change in his at­ti­tude and math skills af­ter he started at­tend­ing Math Mon­key. In fact, Math Mon­key is his favourite en­rich­ment class and he can’t stop talk­ing about it.”

Classes at Math Mon­key are cat­e­gorised into dif­fer­ent lev­els. Chil­dren aged four to 12 are as­sessed based on their cur­rent math ap­ti­tude be­fore the place­ment in one of the lev­els.

Visit www.math­mon­ my to con­tact the near­est cen­tre for a free trial class or e-mail grab­math@math­mon­ for de­tails.

Math Mon­key makes use of a game-based cur­ricu­lum to in­tro­duce math­e­mat­i­cal prob­lems.

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