A challenging and continuous K-12 math program that develops a deep math foundation, intellect, and character.
What is Russian Math?
According to historic Russian tradition - the study of mathematics is the preeminent tool of mental development.
The top academic minds of the Soviet Union were then tasked with developing a curriculum and methodology with this tenet at its core. The resulting methods and textbooks came to be used by elite schools globally including in China, India, Singapore, and Europe. Our program is based on this approach and adapted for the U.S. educational environment.
Math brings order to the mind.
Mathematician and Philosopher
Our unique approach consists of a continuous K-12 curriculum, taught by expert teachers, in a classroom environment of peers who study together year over year.
Designed as a continuous program from K-12, our curriculum was developed by our team of academics specializing in mathematics, education, and child development. Our curriculum has continually been perfected by our curriculum department over the last two decades.
Three levels for every grade allow us to meet children where they are and place them in an environment suited to them. This ensures that students can begin our program at any time and be challenged appropriately in an environment of peers.
Built Around How a Child's Mind Works
We have a pronounced understanding of and respect for how a child's mind works at every age. Our program is built, and our teachers are trained, to harness a child's natural inclinations and thinking patterns to ensure that they are engaged, challenged, and growing throughout each lesson.
All of our teachers have a background in mathematics or related field and a deep passion for the subject. Our extensive training program prepares our teachers to teach according to our specific methodology.
How it works
We use the rigorous study of mathematics to develop our students' math fluency, intellect, and character. Our students are guided to think about mathematics logically and conceptually, building deep connections between concepts, all in an environment of their peers that keeps them consistently challenged.
Early abstract thinking
Studies show that children are ready for abstract thinking at an early age. Our students begin to reason with abstract concepts in elementary school, and by middle school they are not only familiar with essential elements of algebra but can easily apply them in problem solving.
Our students build connections between concepts by working with them in multiple contexts, and by learning new material based on what they already know. This empowers them with a flexibility and agility of thought as they are able to view and solve problems from multiple angles and in multiple ways.
Students don’t grow when in their comfort zone, so we ensure they are consistently (and appropriately) challenged. Our students become accustomed to and enjoy the idea that there are problems for which the solution requires focus, thought, and persistence. We do this by regularly engaging our students with difficult and unfamiliar types of problems, where they must push the boundaries of their knowledge and attempt to craft a solution even when unsure of the steps to get there.
The classroom environment is an essential aspect of our program. Guided by their teacher through the common effort of learning and discovery, students learn how to debate, explain, and verbalize their thinking to a group of like-minded peers. They also get used to an environment of healthy competition. This not only deepens their understanding but prepares our students for university and career.
Our students post remarkable scores on math competitions, see soaring grades and confidence overall, and are accepted into the universities of their choice.
Our students experience soaring confidence and grades
Team RSM places 6th out of 150 on the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament
Every 4th RSM student who participated scored in the top 5% on the AMC8!
RSM alumni go on to attend the best universities in the world