# Can you solve this in 5 seconds? Your child can – at Math Monkey!

What is Math Monkey?

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?

1. 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)
2. We need to understand that we can keep exchanging until only 1 empty candy wrap is left.  (Understanding → visualization)
3. We need to use our memory and logic to hold the data and process.
4. 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)

• 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

• 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.

To find out more, log on to www.mathmonkey.com.sg.