28 Mar What Main Topics Are Covered in the ALOHA Math Program for Children
1) We Cover Core Math Concepts in Ways That Enhance Your Child’s In-School Learning
First, ALOHA’s teacher-led, online math classes for kids help students to grasp the core concepts of mathematics. This foundation helps them be successful at school right away and prepares them for success at higher levels of math education. We supplement what they are already learning in school but teach it in a different manner that includes a combination of mental, verbal, visual and Written exercises. We believe in small-group, personalized teacher lead classes, not self-directed math worksheets or computer programs.
Our trained instructors focus on helping each child understand rather than just memorizing math solutions. In our small group math classes, students practice the skills repetitively, but in engaging, fun ways. This improves the core math skills of learners exponentially. Achievements don’t come overnight; they require work. We focus on giving kids the knowledge needed, with a dose of fun at an early age, which also helps build confidence.
For our youngest Pre-K students we have a math enrichment program for ages 3 to 5 years old called Tiny Thinkers. Here we teach the skills that underly math: counting, writing numbers, shapes, sizes, and measurement – which is larger/smaller, longer/shorter. Our interactive teaching style: which includes reading aloud, songs, games and more – engages children’s brains to make math fun. It also and gets them ahead of the pack when it comes time for school while demystifying math.
For grades 3 to 6, our Core math enrichment program provides a thorough foundation for math learning. It reinforces and amplifies the learning of key concepts from their grade level at school. Our trained instructors help students understand and master crucial grade-level the key ideas and retain that framework on which higher mathematics is based. We help children learn to think critically to solve problems, not just memorize or complete a worksheet. This skill is crucial in higher grades.
2) Mental Math is ALOHA’s Innovative Technique we’ve been Using to Teach Children Math for over 15 Years
Another topic we cover in our ALOHA Math programs for kids is a method of mental or visual math using the abucus method. After ensuring children have a clear understanding of foundational math concepts, we then introduce the idea of the abacus. This adds a new skill set, that of visualizing the math calculations. With time, kids start to visualize mathematical problems in the form of an abacus operation in their minds, making them think logically about their moves to solve them.
A 2021 study of 17,000 children showed that training spatial cognition does enhance mathematical learning. The visual techniques ALOHA uses also enables a child to better understand the abstract concepts of math that they will encounter later. Prior studies have also proven that kids who received early abacus training have greater concentration levels than those who didn’t.
3) ALOHA Math and Whole Brain Development
Third we teach children math using whole brain development concepts. Our methods involve both the right and left hemispheres of your child’s brain, which in turn, allows for major leaps forward in cognition. Children go through rapid cognitive development, especially between the ages of three and seven, and starting them learning in these ways builds creativity, problem solving, increases focus and more.
The visual nature of ALOHA’s method engages the right side of the brain, whereas using pen and paper only uses the left side. Engaging both sides of the child’s growing, learning mind, while studying math connects the logical side, with the part of the brain associated with creativity. This can lead to leaps forward in not only the ability to solve math problems with speed and accuracy, but can also lead to:
- An increase in problem solving skills
- Photographic memory and spatial recognition.
- Improved listening and observational skills.
- Substantial improvement in a student’s overall academic performance.
- Ability to concentrate and pay attention.
- Enhanced creative and visualization capacity.
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