A proven methodology
Helen Doron MathRiders is based upon a proven, successful methodology that understands children’s different learning styles and opens their minds to the language of math. Children respond enthusiastically when math is presented in a fun, intuitive way.
Designed by experts in child development and education, the MathRiders method promotes an understanding of math through fun activities and encouragement. A combination of small group learning, positive reinforcement, and a dynamic learning setting including games and music keeps students engaged and eager to learn. Research has shown that an enhanced learning environment improves the quality of the process of gaining knowledge or skills.
The advantages of small-group learning
MathRiders was developed with an understanding of the advantages of both individual attention and group learning. To reach a perfect balance, all classes are comprised of 4 to 8 children. This creates the ideal setting for dynamic learning—small enough for personalised attention and large enough for group activities to be fun and rewarding. This small group, collaborative learning environment has been shown to significantly improve student performance. Students of all ages respond and succeed.
Building confidence through positive reinforcement
Children thrive in an environment that encourages them and builds self-confidence. Helen Doron-certified MathRiders teachers provide this positive encouragement in the classroom. The feeling of success brings motivation, which in turn brings more success.
Dynamic, creative and effective
MathRider’s teaching methods take into account children’s unique learning styles and use age-appropriate games, movement and music to maximise kids’ natural love of learning.
For the Love of Maths. Become a Leader.
Maths teaches how to define a problem, think of ways to solve it, implement a solution, and evaluate the results. Using a combination of small group learning, positive reinforcement, and a dynamic learning environment, students are kept engaged, developing a foundation for present and future success, building the leaders of tomorrow.
All MathRiders programmes are taught in small groups of 4-8 students, which encourages them to discover mathematical insights, organise their thought processes, and develop self-evaluation capabilities and social skills.
MathRiders Starter Ages 2 – 4
Starter programme courses:
- Fun Boards
- Maths Basic
Children learn to:
- Find mathematics in everyday life
- Explore and engage in activities as a way to learn mathematical concepts
- Express themselves mathematically with self-confidence
Starter programme mathematical concepts
- Number Sense and Operations – Understanding whole numbers and realizing that numbers represent quantity; counting, ordering and comparing as well as addition and subtraction.
- Pre-algebra – Identifying, copying and creating patterns and relations.
- Geometry and Spatial Sense – Identifying shapes and describing spatial relationships, reading maps, visualizing objects in space, and using geometry to solve problems.
- Measurement – Learning how to measure and compare; understanding what a unit is and the concepts of length, weight, temperature, capacity, time, and money.
- Data Analysis – Understanding how to organize, compare and interpret data.
MathRiders Junior Ages 4 – 11
Junior programme courses:
- Level 1 (Kindergarten)
- Level 2 (1st grade)
- Level 3 (2nd grade)
- Level 4 (3rd grade)
- Level 5 (4th grade)
- Level 6 (5th grade)
Children learn to:
- Research and investigate mathematical manifestations in the world around us.
- Express their experiences and thoughts
- Understand and analyse
- Draw conclusions which lead to understanding mathematical rules and formulas
- Verify these rules into other phenomena to internalize understanding
- Develop confidence in their ability to succeed
- Gain a love for and an understanding of maths.
Junior programme mathematical concepts
- Mathematical thinking: To foster the process of mathematical thinking in the student to promote a solid understanding of maths
- Self-Expression: To encourage the student to clearly express their thoughts, so that they gain confidence in their ability to communicate and learns this important leadership skill
- Problem-Solving: To offer the student approaches to problem-solving, and present mathematics in a dynamic way that will improve the student’s mathematical reasoning
- Broad Foundation: To reinforce learning concepts in numeracy, shape and space, length and weight, money, data base and to use concrete materials in order to form sound abstract mathematical concepts.
- Brainstorming: To learn to communicate and bounce ideas off peers by working individually, in pairs and as a part of a small group.