OVERCOMING MATH ANXIETY THE KINETIC MATH WAY

Does your child cringe when he/she is about to attend a Math class?

Is he/she always worried about being called to recite Math class?

Does your child fear Math test more than any other kind of test?

Does he/she tend to zone out in Math class?

Does he/she dread doing Math tasks?

Does he/she worry about not being able to keep up with the rest of the class in Math?

 

If your child has this strong emotional reaction to Mathematics, he/she might be suffering from Math anxiety. Math anxiety is an intense emotional feeling of anxiety that people have about their ability to understand and do Mathematics. People who feel tension, apprehension and fear of situations involving Math are said to have Math anxiety.

Math anxiety may start when children are quite young. This is usually caused by a student’s negative experience with math. This may be related to getting a low grade in math, being embarrassed in Math class, unpleasant experience with the math teacher, or being punished by a parent or teacher for failing to master a math concept.

Math anxiety is an emotional, rather than an intellectual problem. However, math anxiety interferes with the person’s ability to do math tasks, thus, leading to poor performance in Math. Because math anxiety can reduce math competence, it is crucial that parents detect and address this as soon as possible.

One way to combat math anxiety is to provide the child a safe venue to learn Math. Kinetic Math Enrichment Center (link to the main page) recognizes this need which is why it offers one-on-one and group math sessions (1:3 teacher-student ratio) in a child-friendly learning space.

 

 

 

Kinetic Math is also known for its energizing and engaging learning activities which help students develop numerical fluency, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills while enjoying Math.

Here are what parents and kids say about Kinetic Math:

 

To make your children learn and understand Math in a positive way, contact or visit the Kinetic Math center near you.

BGC BRANCH (link to the map)

3rd floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. corner 2nd Ave., Crescent Park West, BGC, Taguig

09179642244

 

SAN JUAN BRANCH (link to the map)

Unit 6, Ground Floor, Citiplace Bldg., J.Abad Santos St., San Juan City

09152756284

 

KATIPUNAN BRANCH (link to the map)

2nd floor, FBR Arcade, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

09954592600

 

Email address: kineticmath@yahoo.com

Facebook page: kineticmathcenter

Twitter: @KineticMath

Instagram: @kineticmathcenter

 

Website: kineticmathcenter.com

 

 

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Kinetic Math’s Math Wizards Summer Camp

 

Is your child math-ready for the BIG SCHOOL?

Is your child’s mathematical ability at par with kids his age?

 

Below is a guide to some basic math milestones for children in their early years:

 

3 years old 4 years old 5 years old
·         Can identify basic shapes

·         Can sort things by color, size or shape

·         Understands the concept of size

·         Knows the primary colors

·         Can recite number words 1-10

·         Knows that when one item is taken away from a set of 2 items, one item is left

·         Knows that when one item is added to a set of 2 items, there should be 3 items altogether

·         Learns to pick out the “first” and the “last” person in a line

·         Can identify the largest or highest in a set of pictures

·         Can count up to 20

·         Can gibe correct answers to addition and subtraction problems involving small quantities (ex 1+2=3 and 3-2=1) by using manipulatives or pictures

·         Can count from at least 1-20 and identify numbers 1-10

·         Begins to understand volume and can identify the container that holds the most

·         Understands night and day and their relation to time

·         Begins to understand the concept of time and some begin to tell the time

·         Understands what a calendar is

·         Understands and can label the value of different coins

·         Knows what it means to divide something in half using “one for you, one form me” strategy

·         Knows the names of 4-8 colors and can point them out

·         Can count backwards from 5

·         Understands and uses ordinal terms: first, second, third, fourth and fifth

·         Using manipulatives and pictures, can find the answer to simple addition and subtraction word problems that total up to 10.

·         Can skip-count by 10

 

Remember, these milestones are a general guide. Some children reach them early and some reach them later. This summer, provide your child venue to learn the developmentally appropriate math skills for his age. Let him join Kinetic Math Enrichment Center’s Math Wizards Summer Camp. Math Wizards Summer Camp is a summer course for children aged 3-5 years old. This program aims to teach Math concepts in a systematic, engaging and fun way! Exciting games, enjoyable activities and written drills will help them master the necessary skills needed to prepare them for the next school year.

Topics:

  1. Match and Sort 8. Comparing Sets
  2. Counting 9. Comparing Numbers
  3. Shapes 10. Number Bonds
  4. Patterns 11. Addition
  5. Length and Size 12. Subtraction
  6. Weight 13. Time
  7. Capacity 14. Money

 

To know more about this program, you may contact or visit the Kinetic Math branch near you:

BGC BRANCH

 

3rd floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. corner 2nd Ave., Crescent Park West, BGC, Taguig

09179642244

 

 

SAN JUAN BRANCH

 

Unit 6, Ground Floor, Citiplace Bldg., J.Abad Santos St., San Juan City

09152756284

 

                KATIPUNAN BRANCH

 

2nd floor, FBR Arcade, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

09954592600

 

Email address: kineticmath@yahoo.com

Facebook page: kineticmathcenter

Twitter: @KineticMath

Instagram: @kineticmathcenter

 

It’s back to school!

Let your kids understand and enjoy MATH at Kinetic Math. Enroll now!

Call the Kinetic Math center near you to inquire about our MATH SUMMER PROGRAMS.

It’s a fun summer at Kinetic Math!

Integers and Algebra Summer Course

Let your kids find joy in Math at Kinetic Math. 

In Kinetic Math, children learn to think critically and to use different strategies to solve problems. #kineticmath #singaporemath #mathtutorial #mathsummerprograms #bgc #katipunan #sanjuan

How to Help Your Children Succeed in Math

Many parents wonder how they can make their children do well in Math. Some parents would even confess that they themselves hate Math or they themselves struggled in Math during their student days. Here are some tips on how to bring out the math whiz in your children:

1. Make your children see how fun MATH can be. Play enjoyable math games with your children. Some examples of games that you can use to teach Math to children are Monopoly (counting money), Dominoes (subitizing, matching), and Pick-up Sticks (Scoring entails addition, multiplication and skip-counting skills).

2. Look for varied ways to review your children for the Math quizzes or exams. You may play a game wherein the highest scorer gets a prize. You may also use online games and activities that are related to the topics that will be included in the test.

3. Make your children realize that Math can be used in their daily life. For instance, you may ask them questions when watching a basketball game: Who got more points? How many more points did they get than their opponents? You may also ask them in the grocery if their money is enough to buy certain items. For estimation, you can also ask them to estimate how much the bill would be for certain number of liters of gas while in a gas station.

4. Talk with them about what they learned in Math. Show them that you are interested in their new discoveries in their Math class.

5. Show them how to handle Math homework. Teach them to begin by reviewing their textbook and/or notes. Then, begin with the worksheets or homework. Remind them to check their work when they are done answering all the items.

6. Provide additional Math resources that they can consult should they have difficulty in certain items. Additional textbooks and workbooks may come handy for additional examples and drills. Make sure though that the books are aligned with your child’s math curriculum. There are also some websites which provide good explanation of certain Math topics (blogs, videos) and varied ways to assess the child’s math learning (worksheets, online activities, online games).

7. Seek help from a Math tutor if needed. Math mentors know how to teach and practice time-tested problem solving techniques. Enroll your children in a math center that will not only help them overcome their fear in Math but will also equip them with the necessary math skills to succeed in school and in life.

Kinetic Math Enrichment Center provides math tutorial and enrichment sessions. It aims to help children develop numerical fluency, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills while enjoying math. The program’s progression from a learning task to guided practice to independent practice not only boosts the child’s confidence and fosters the child’s interest in Math but also enables the child to develop a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts.

You may call the Kinetic Math center near you to inquire about their math programs:

BGC BRANCH

3rd floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St. corner 2nd Ave., Crescent Park West, BGC, Taguig

09179642244

SAN JUAN BRANCH

Unit 6, Ground Floor, Citiplace Bldg., J.Abad Santos St., San Juan City

09152756284

KATIPUNAN BRANCH

2nd floor, FBR Arcade, Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

09954592600

Email address: kineticmath@yahoo.com

Facebook page: /kineticmathcenter

Twitter: @KineticMath

Instagram: @kineticmathcenter

Let your child be Math-ready this year.

Call the #KINETICMATH center near you. #mathtutorial #singaporemath #mathcenter #kineticmath #bgc #sanjuan #katipunan