Why Children Need Math Enrichment

Across a wide range of international math tests, American students are consistently outperformed by other countries (ranking 25th out of 34 developed countries in mathematics on the last International Student Assesments).  A growing proportion of students graduate high school lacking the tools necessary to succeed; one in five U.S. college freshmen now need a remedial math course, according to the National Science Board. 

Behind these results is a public school curriculum striving to keep up with an increasingly technical and complicated world. Teachers, especially at the elementary level, might not be up to date on the latest advances. Even in Massachussets, nearly three-quarters of the aspiring elementary school teachers who took the state's licensing exam this year failed the new math section.

It's no surprise, then, that the subject has developed the stigma of being difficulty or irrelevant. But RSM uses effective teaching strategy to remove the stigma and nurture agile math minds.

 

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We believe that mathematical minds can be built

Based on an international math curriculum, RSM is a truly different program. We believe that early math courses actually change the way a child's mind functions. Our innovative and systematic curriculum developed over the last decade works to nurture children's brain power through exercises that cultivate critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Our goal is to provide our students with a foundation of deep mathematical knowledge and agility of thought that will serve them well throughout their entire lives.
“A single year of math lessons is associated with big changes in the brain’s approach to problem solving as seen in the brain scans of  second- and third-graders.”
- Stanford Research

 

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Mathematics is an increasingly necessary skill

We believe that the world is moving into a new age of numbers. Partnerships between mathematicians and computer scientists are pushing into new domains of business and imposing the efficiencies of math. In past decades, the marriage of higher math and computer modeling transformed science and engineering. Quants turned finance upside down a generation ago. And data miners now help map out advertising campaigns and even change the nature of research in newsrooms and in biology labs. As this occurs, more of the economy falls into the realm of numbers.
“There has never been a better time to be a mathematician.” -James R. Schatz, Chief of Mathematics at the National Security Agency (NSA)”
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