Mathnasium – 706 Washington Street – Hoboken, NJ
Mathnasium is a learning center to help kids with mathematics.
“Every day, students around the world attend Mathnasium learning centers to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized; we teach only math. Members usually attend two or three times a week for about an hour. Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive attitude toward the subject.”
Wow. What happened to actually learning math in “school?”
Okay great. Math is a VERY important skill for children to learn, and learn well. But this brings up some very interesting questions.
One, there are over 500 of these Mathnasium locations across the country. They’re blowing up FAST (like at the rate of around 100 per year as of late). This makes me ask:
- Why do we need so many of these? What has gone wrong?
- What is the purpose of “SCHOOL” if kids need all this help OUTSIDE of “school?”
Again, it’s nice that there are tools and options to bring kids “up to par,” but in addition to showering places like this with accolades, those same parents should also demand answers from the shoddy educational systems that essentially gave birth to these “learning centers.”
If this is the “right way” to learn math, shouldn’t all schools adopt the “Mathnasium Method?” Why pay extra for it?
None of this stuff existed 50 years ago. Only extreme cases needed any kind of additional tutoring.
Regardless – best of luck , Mathnasium! You’ll have 100’s of customers right off the bat!