Mathnasium – 706 Washington Street – Hoboken, NJ

Coming soon to replace the doomed garage sale crap store at 706 Washington Street is Mathnasium.

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.”

mathnasium hoboken NJ 706 Washington Street

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!

Description: Math learning center for kids
Address: 706 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: TBD
Online: mathnasium.comTwitterFacebook

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Sunday, November 30, 2014 1:06 pm

My 6 year old likes math. I don’t imagine needing this place. My favorite high school classes were all math (loved physics).

We started doing addition with our girl when she was preschool. The only reason I can imagine needing someone else besides us and school to teach our kid math is if she gets beyond us.

My neice’s math scores in the 5th grade were at or above the 9th grade level (that is where the test stopped). She is now homeschooled because her middle school would not work with the fact that she was already beyond 7th grade math. So if my kiddo needs trig or calculus in middle school to stay interested, maybe we would go outside the school system.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 7:57 pm

No need for math when you have a calculator on your phone.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 6:03 pm

I agree competent teachers should be handling the job well, placing the advanced in more challenging programs and those lagging with more remedial work. I don’t see why math would be segregated from another subject for special emphasis. Now Reading – perhaps that is another story.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12:45 pm

Common core, baby!

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