MathEdge was created in 2001 to teach students to apply problem-solving skills to
mathematics. As opposed to the computational skills normally taught in schools, the
MathEdge technique focuses on the reasoning between a problem and its solution, rather
than on the answer itself.
Too often, students regurgitate answers to solve problems instead of applying problem-solving
skills. At MathEdge, we value the approach much more than the answer.
Classes are taught in a communicative environment. Students are encouraged to verbalize
how they have reached the answers to problems so as to emphasize the importance of
the reasoning process. Additionally, instructors are better able to pinpoint faulty
reasoning and students can better understand the missteps in their logic. This teaching
process is one of the main components of MathEdge that differentiates it from other
learning centers where self-guided worksheets prevail.
We emphasize the entire problem solving process. We train for the reading comprehension
of problem understanding. We teach the fundamental mathematical concepts and critical
thinking, and how to analyze and solve problems.We understand the differences in
each one's thinking and learn from the most effective approaches.We stress the importance
of clear writing and oral presentation of the solutions.
We encourage class discussion and interaction.We provide fun learning environment.
It's ok to make mistakes provided with the logical reasons behind it. We just try
not to make the same mistake twice!