FAQ

FAQ

Q. What is Math Monkey?

Math Monkey is an enrichment program to enhance our kids’ math skills and brain development with fun games.  Using Math Monkey’s unique Vedic Math techniques with fun game, we shall train the five major brain abilities of your children in a fun and lively way to prepare for your child’s future.  There are two kinds of kids in our center: kids who love math and kids who will love math.

Q. What is Vedic Math?

Vedic Math is an ancient mental math based on sixteen sutras.  Vedic Math makes children understand that Math is not only solving in one way, but ever-changing. There are different ways to solve a single math problem.  Even the most complex math is based on certain simple principles.  The Vedic System allows children to use these principles to simplify a math problem to a level that they can master. 

Q. Is Math Monkey tutoring?

No, Math Monkey is not tutoring.  Regular tutoring class emphasizes repetition in math problems, but not improves students’ ability in understanding math.  Math Monkey does not encourage repeating in math; but improves students’ ability in understanding math through Vedic Math.

Q. What are the most common mathematics courses for children in Hong Kong?

Kumon, E.nopi, Olympic, Selin, Abacus, Kwik Math, So-In and Math Monkey are the most common mathematics courses for children in Hong Kong education center. All of them are having their unique teaching methods and Math Monkey is the only one math education center that teaches Vedic Math and plays game in the lesson. 

Q. What makes Math Monkey different from other learning centers?

First, Math Monkey is a game based program and children have fun while learning.  Second, Math Monkey is the only one education center in Hong Kong that teaches Vedic Math.  Math Monkey program can also improve the 5 brain abilities, which are attention, visual, memory, logic reasoning and speed.  Math Monkey takes the mystery out of math to turn your kid into a big thinker.  There are two kinds of kids in our center: kids who love math and kids who will love math.

Q. What are the advantages of Math Monkey program? 

Math Monkey enhances our kids’ math skills and brain development with fun games.  

Our program is designed for leading our children to be interested in Math.  When children love math, they are able to understand and retain what are taught to them easily and faster.  They become more confident, happy and motivated to learn math.

Q. Will learning different methods and mental techniques confuse my child?

Math Monkey curriculum is designed to make children understanding mathematics.  Solving a problem by different methods can enhance a child to think more, understand the relationship between the numbers and operations deeply and finally improve his/her logic reasoning.

Q. How would Math Monkey programs help children school results?

School results come at the end of each process of learning.  Brain abilities support the process of learning.  Stronger brain abilities make learning seemless for the children without negative stress.  Good results being produced as part of the process of children having fun!  Math Monkey program enhance our children math skills and brain abilities with fun game.

Q. How will I know if it is effective?

Math Monkey is an enrichment program and not traditional tutoring program.  We are measuring various pieces of information, some outside simple quantitative indicators.  We have both Math assessment and Brain assessment to measure the learning progress of each student.

Q. Does Math Monkey curriculum align with what my child is learning in school?

Math Monkey curriculum is approved by Hong Kong EDB and we covers most of the kindergarten and primary school mathematics curriculum.

Q. What is the qualification of Math Monkey teachers and how do we ensure the quality of Math Monkey teachers?

All of our teachers are university degree holder.  All Math Monkey teachers are all needed to attain the training from the master franchisee and pass the test in order to get a certificate issued by the master franchisee.  They also need to re-take the test each year in order to renew the certificate.

Q. Can we try a class before signing up?

Children are highly encouraged to come in and take a trial class before signing up.  We are confident that you will find tremendous benefits of our program for your child.  Call us to enroll in a trial class now.

Q. Can I come in to observe a class?

Yes, you are invited to come in to observe your child’s trial class and we will schedule a class visit for you if need.  In fact, we have a viewing area that allows you to see into the classroom.  The children will not be distracted because they cannot see you watching the class.

Q. Can we start in the middle of a module?

Yes, your child can start in the middle of a module but may need to have some make-up classes before he/she starts.  Our teacher will recommend you which classes your child need to have before starting in the middle of a module.

Q. What is so special about teaching math by playing games?

There are many advantages of game based lesson.  Children can improve 5 developing areas by playing games which are social communication, language, emotional quotient, cognitive development and physical development.  Besides, games can also enhance 5 major brain abilities which are attention, visual, memory, logic reasoning and processing speed.  By engaging children through the use of our game-based program, we are able to introduce challenging materials to our students while improving all those abilities.

Q. How long have Math Monkey been established?  How many years in Hong Kong?

Math Monkey is an education brand from USA and the first Math Monkey center started in 2006.  Math Monkey is extended to many parts of Asia in 2008, of which Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Brunei have been successively set up branches.  Our first Math Monkey center in Hong Kong is opened in 2009. 

Q. How many students per class?  Can we choose our own class time?

Math Monkey is an education brand from USA and the first Math Monkey center started in 2006.  Math Monkey is extended to many parts of Asia in 2008, of which Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Brunei have been successively set up branches.  Our first Math Monkey center in Hong Kong is opened in 2009. 

Q. What type of children is Math Monkey for?

Math Monkey is designed for children over 3 years old.  We do not focus of any child’s particular weaknesses; we work to enhance overall mathematical understanding in math and brain abilities.

Q. My child is already strong in math.  How will Math Monkey benefit him/her?

Children who are already strong in math will find Math Monkey program challenging and stimulating.  Since the program is designed for acceleration, kids who are already math capable will learn more ways to solve a math question.  They will become a big thinker in Math Monkey. 

Q. My child is math challenged, can he/she participate successfully?

We always find children who are ‘math challenged’ excel in Math Monkey because of alternative approaches.  While we do not focus in any child’s deficiencies, the supportive environment that we strive to create, allows all children to learn.  Because Vedic math teaches various properties of numbers and how to apply knowledge of those properties to problem solving, we have had much success with children who had previously been labeled “math challenged”. It is important to note however, this is not personal tutoring. We are a game-based program so children start associating math with fun.   Besides, math monkey have a brain assessment to understand a child’s brain abilities (strength and weaknesses) at early stage so that early stage development will help the child to grow up more confident with their learning abilities.

 


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