At super maths we have 3 classes running at the moment on Saturday day times. We have the younger class which is 5-7 years old, then the older class which is 8-14 years old, and additionally we also have a group who are new beginners currently catching up with older class. We have now introduced the mentoring of the older kids to the younger class, as well as the teachers teaching they have the older kids to show them techniques and fun and quick ways to do things.
We started this because at the age 5-7 your attention span can be rather low and we wanted to give the younger kids a way to feel passionate about the classes like the older kids do. So the older kids don’t teach the younger kids they are simply there to mentor them and to also assist them. This will be a fun way for both classes to learn.
This will be a way for younger kids to gain confidence with just going into school they will also understand more about maths and be able to do a little bit more complex than they should be at Primary One and Two. This will also give the older class some advantages like dealing with a little responsibility and using their knowledge to help others, and one of the best ways to consolidate learning is to teach others, our mentoring opportunities provide this.
More and more parents are coming back and telling us that their kids really look forward to doing our homework that we give the kids and that they don’t look forward to do school homework. This may be because our physical approach the maths, instead of all in the brain or using a calculator, we use finger theory which help the kids calculate faster than using a calculator, we also use the abacus as a tool at the start but the further they go on they learn to memorise the abacus in the mind meaning all they need to use to calculate any sum is their memory and mind. You can see videos of our abacus kids on our YouTube Channel.
We make sure we let all kids know if they’re struggling that it is fine we can go over whatever they don’t get or they can have a bit of one on one time with one of our teachers to help them get through what they are stuck on.
So far our classes are going great, our number of students keeps getting higher and kids really seem to enjoy it and are learning very fast. We are excited for what the future holds with our abacus maths children and classes.
If you are interested in a free abacus maths session to see if you want to take it further please contact us here or call us on 0141 237 3350. Our classes are nearly full but we are opening up further groups soon so please give us a call if interested.