This story came across my desk as a New Year’s Resolution idea, but I think it fits year-round.  I recently took a practice ACT English section at home at my son’s request, and even as a journalism major who follows grammar rules year-round, school and tests are hard…It gives you a lot of respect for how hard our kids work every day.

Larry Martinek, Mathnasium‘s CEO, had some great inspirations for kids to ramp up their math skills in a fun & motivating way.   Martinek offers the following ideas to get students and parents inspired:

  • I will score higher on my next math exam and ask my Mom to put it on the fridge.
  • I will remember that math is as much fun as I make it.
  • I will do at least one math problem to help my parents every day, like calculating change at the grocery store.
  • I will learn how to use a ruler and a compass and draw decorations for my room/binder.
  • I will work on one word problem a week and show someone how I solved it.
  • For students in Algebra 1 or higher: I will figure out what F.O.I.L. means. (Hint: it’s not used to wrap my sandwiches.)

Editor’s Note:  I think these are great…and I also think “Mathnasium” qualifies as a #MomTastic business name. 

About Mathnasium

Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise, specializes in teaching kids math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Kids who are behind in math receive all the help they need to improve, while stronger students work to realize their full potential and truly excel. All students are taught using the proprietary Mathnasium Method™, which is the result of 40+ years of hands-on instruction and research. Franchising since 2003, Mathnasium has become one of the fastest growing educational franchises, with a new center opening each week. There are more than 400 Mathnasium franchises in the U.S. and abroad.