# Making Math and Science Meaningful

Math Potentials offers enriched math and science education in Vancouver and teaches children to enjoy and experience success in the learning of these subjects.

Math Potentials provides a conducive environment for students to grow in their abilities and confidence. All our classes are taught conceptually for understanding rather than memorization. We use a carefully curated and comprehensive curriculum and ensure that all our teachers are experts in their subject areas. Students who are looking for a challenge will find it here. Conversely, any difficulties students may be having with math and science will be eliminated as they gain deeper understanding of these subjects.

Some kids have difficulties with math and science in school when they are taught to memorize rather than learn for understanding. We eliminate these difficulties by teaching conceptually, for understanding. Our teachers, who have expertise in both subject-matter and teaching, are well poised to be able to convey the beauty and deeper meaning behind the mathematical theorems and formulas as well as the processes and results of scientific discoveries. We educate our students on the history of mathematics and science to help them appreciate these subjects as a human endeavour. Once mathematics and sciences are properly understood and appreciated, students feel empowered to take on a variety of challenging problems with ease.

It’s not just about finding the answer, it’s also about developing the necessary reasoning skills to be able to justify the way in which the answer was found. It is about challenging yourself, being curious, asking the right questions, and thinking like a mathematician or scientist would!

### Hriday B.

#### Student

“Math Circles has largely helped to improve my** confidence and abilities** in mathematics since I joined the program in Grade 5. Currently, as a Grade 11 IB student, I feel strong confidence and mathematical understanding which is in large part due to Math Circles.”

### Ella Wang

#### Strategic Math Student

The strategies that I learned helped me **gain more confidence in math**, as I used to be rather slow at calculating mentally. I also learned how to use my common sense when solving problems which **deepened my understanding in math**. In class, I was given many chances to share my thinking process, and **now I find it much easier to share my ideas in classroom discussions.**

### Ethan Yuen

#### Strategic Math Student

I have grown **more confident in my mental math skills**, and find now that I don’t need to pick up a calculator when trying to compute equations such as 25 x 6 x 2 x 4 x 50. All the skills in the Strategic Math course have helped me to transfer my learning into my daily life, and **I truly believe everyone should be able to experience the joy of math** without the struggles that school curriculums have so firmly engraved in our minds.

### Nonit G.

#### Student

I think Math Circles is a great way to learn math, they have great courses and amazing teachers which teach you math in the best way possible!

### Joshua F.

#### Student

I’ve had many positive memories throughout my years at Math Potentials, but one that really sticks out is knowing that every teacher won’t criticize you if you got something wrong. I have really benefited from Math Circles because of their **healthy learning environment**, respectful teachers/students, and most of all a place where you can learn and demonstrate things in front of a live audience.

### Daniyal A.

#### Student

The past months of Math Potentials’ classes have been an amazing learning experience, and I’ve enjoyed meeting the teachers and students in our “Zoom Environment”.

### Karan J.

#### Student

I think Math Circles has helped me a lot with my math skills and my ability to solve hard problems. Throughout all of my years in this program, I feel like my experience was very informational, as well as very exciting and fun!

### Evelyn S.

#### Student

Math Potentials is a really great program to help you excel in math. They explain how to do difficult problems and teach you shortcuts on how to solve them faster. I personally recommend anyone who wants to go above their classmates in math or kids/teens who are gifted in general. Although you can absolutely do well in the classes even if you aren’t naturally talented, like me. I learned so much from Math Potentials and am now able to understand other excelling math programs in my school. It is a really amazing course that I am 100% glad I took.

### Ana U.

#### Student

These classes have helped me open my eyes to different mathematical concepts that I had no idea of! Thank you Math Potentials, I am so thankful for these courses!

### Shiven S.

#### Student

Math Circles was a great experience which helped me get ahead in class, making school math a breeze!

### Pim S.

#### Student

Math Circles is a great way to learn more about new math ideas, how to use critical thinking and problem solving.

### Matthew Q.

#### Student

Math Circles is a class where we can further our math skills and achieve math excellency.

### Mia V.

#### Student

I used to not like math but now I have realized how fun math is! It used to be my least favourite subject but now, after only a year in Math Potentials, math is one of my favourite subjects.

### Julia M.

#### Student

This class has made me feel more confident in school and that I will be able to do high school math.

### Nhung D.

#### Student

The Math Potentials program has taught me an entirely different and creative perspective on mathematics.