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Frequently Asked Questions about Math Monkey
The Math Monkey programmes are, by design, unique and distinctive from other traditional math teaching strategies your child may have probably experienced in school. Our primary goal is to gauge each student’s current level and to build upon it while having fun along the way. We strive to match your child’s current proficiency and learning speed with a group who are at a similar level and learning speed, so that all the kids in the class can progress at a comfortable pace.
Invariably, both parents and students have many questions about Math Monkey Singapore enrichment centers and programs. This is to be expected and we encourage you to explore the information we are sharing here on our website. Since people ask us certain questions very often, we have compiled this list of FAQ that provides answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you have a question that is not addressed in this FAQ, please feel free to call our offices or email us or use the online form below, and we will be most happy to give you the answers you seek.
1) What is Math Monkey?
2) What is Vedic math?
3) Is this tutoring?
4) Will learning different methods and mental techniques confuse my child?
Now think about learning a second language. When you learn a second language, you probably learn it with more emphasis on grammar, syntax and the relationship between the various components. Learning all these about a second language did not confuse you with your native language, it most likely improved your understanding of your native language. This is the same with math.
Learning alternative methods does not confuse your child. It is a gift that allows your child to find different meaning in the numbers and even begin understanding why the traditional methods work the way they do.
5) How will my child’s teacher feel about him/her using these methods in school?
Anytime your child goes to school prepared, all good teachers would be supportive and appreciative of your child’s effort in improving their math skills. The feedback we get from teachers is always positive.
Please be assured that we also emphasize and remind our students to use the traditional methods in school during class. We even have activities where we compare the differences between Vedic math and the traditional method. As Math Monkey teaches your child to solve questions with speed and accuracy, they can adopt these methods in solving complicated math problems, thereby quickening the solving of the problems. Such skills are critical during the exam.
6) How will I know if it is effective?
7) What type of child is Math Monkey for?
8) How do you know what level to start my child in?
9) Does the Math Monkey curriculum align with what my child is learning in school?
Note that primary school engages in the use of the 4 basic operators with different complexity. At Math Monkey, we concentrate on these operators, as well as issues such as time, money, weight etc. We also cover fractions, percentages, decimals, geometry, as well as various measurement units such as length and area and volume.