Math Monkey is a Learner Centric enrichment centre which facilitates kids to develop Brain Abilities through Vedic Math, in a Play To Learn environment.
What is MathBrain?
MathBrain is the ability to:
gather accurate information from a math problem,
understand the relationship between numbers and numerical symbols,
figure out the various possible ways to solve the problem,
apply appropriate formula to solve the problem,
accurately and speedily.
The 5 Brain Abilities
In Math Monkey, we work along the brain’s natural learning process through our unique games-based curriculum to engage and train the five major brain abilities.
Attention: The ability to focus and concentrate
Visual: How the brain visualises information and recognises patterns
Logic Reasoning: How the brain makes rational sense of collected information
Memory: How the brain stores and retrieves information or formulas
Processing Speed: The speed in which the brain gives meaning to collected information.
How does the brain work?
A child has 10 candies. He can exchange 2 empty candy wraps to get 1 candy. What is the total number of candies this child can have?
We know that we have 10 candies at the beginning and we can exchange 2 empty candy wraps to get 1 candy. (Gathering information → attention)
We need to understand that we can keep exchanging until only 1 empty candy wrap is left. (Understanding → visualization)
We need to use our memory and logic to hold the data and process.
Output / Answer should be correct. (Speed)
What is Vedic Math?
Vedic Math allows children to simplify a math problem to a level that they can master.
Example of Vedic Math
2 3 x 1 1 = ?
In how many ways can you solve this?
Method 1 – The Traditional method
Method 2 – Repeated Addition method (a)
23 + 23 + …… + 23 = 253
Method 3 – Repeated Addition method (b)
11 + 11 +11 + … + 11 = 253
Method 4– Break-it-up method (a)
Method 5 – Break-it-up method (b)
Method 6 – The Math Monkey method (Vedic – vertically crosswise)
Method 7 – The Math Monkey method (Vedic – Magic 11)
How Does Learning Vedic Math help your child’s MathBrain development?
Improves Attention – Enable child to process calculations mentally – Ability to concentrate
Improves Visualisation ability – Encourage child to figure out the special pattern of a Math question through visualisation of information
Enhances Memory – Vedic Math is an absolute mental math system
Improves Logic Reasoning – Activate mind set
Trains up Speed – Ultimate target: One-line solution
Use of games in “Play to Learn” Concept
How Does Playing Games help your child’s MathBrain development?
Motivates child to be more attentive to game rules to win the game
Enables child to visualise and discover the correlations between game rules and winning strategy
Encourages child to hold information during the game (memory)
Enables child to think logically and apply their winning strategy
Improves child’s speed in problem-solving and react quickly
In addition, the Play To Learn concept also helps to develop and build other aspects of a child:
Builds Social Communication – Children have to speak, co-operate, share, discuss, compromise; all of which are important in our daily life
Helps in Physical Development – Children require mobility and agility for the game challenge
Cognitive Development – In the process of playing games, the 5 brain abilities are developed
Nurtures the Emotional Quotient (EQ) – Children will learn to deal with their emotions – be it winning or losing a game challenge. Learning how to work effectively with others while playing games in a group
Develops Language ability – Regardless of their ethnic group and language, children will learn how to communicate with each other when they play
Our key educationists supporting Math Monkey Asia
Our founder, Ms Kirsten Fisch, started the first Math Monkey center at USA in 2006.
Our Chief Academic Advisor, Professor Kenneth Williams, has been studying Vedic Math since 1971 and merged Vedic Math into Math Monkey program
Math Monkey in Asia
Since Febuary 2008, Math Monkey Asia started the first Math Monkey Knowledge Center in Penang, Malaysia. Math Monkey promotes Play to Learn in math for children age 4 to 12 years old. Our math curriculum is designed with Vedic Math principles. Growing from strength to strength, there are numerous Math Monkey centers around Asia, in countries like Brunei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.