Math Monkey - Discussion

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Math Monkey - Discussion

Postby candy02sweet » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi all,

First time posting here, i'm not sure if you guys have heard of this Math Monkey before.. but i've enrolled my boy in and seems like he's learning alot and having lotsa fun!!! i used to send him to other tuition centres but he didn't like it.. dreaded going for sessions.. but here.. amazingly he wants to go on his own accord!!!!

do let me know if anyone else have any experience about them?
they just open this year and located at katong.

Cheers,
candy

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Postby ooptimizer » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:40 pm

Do you have their website address?

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Postby csb » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:12 pm

Hi candy02sweet, can you pm me more details? Thanks!

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Postby kiasiparent » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:42 am

Vedic maths use an unorthodox way of teaching. Not recommended.

http://www.vedicmaths.org/introduction/Tutorial/Tutorial.asp#tutorial2

Just look at this tutorial. 7 x 8 = 56 has now become so complicated. It may end up confusing the child. Unless you are absolutely sure your child wont get confused, better dont sign up.

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Postby candy02sweet » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:08 pm

Hi all,

thanks for the responses!

I did think about the part of being confused too, but I guess the main difference is that this is an Enrichment Centre rather than a typical "we will drill your kid with 1000 past papers".
I think my child will develop the love for the subject rather than us as parents drilling and drilling them to do well just because we want them to do well....

I have a strong believe that my child should not have a so-called math-phobia... cos once u hate the subject, they will never want to practise unless we force them to, and i think full potential can never be reached when children are forced...

I grew up thinking that math is boring, but if this mathmonkey can change that perception, i'm willing to give it a try.
I guess this is a personal opinion and we all have different views =)

appreciate the response and it'll be glad if more of you expert parents could share your thoughts with me!! =)

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Postby bitchymum » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:26 am

How much is the charges?

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Postby candy02sweet » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:14 pm

bitchymum wrote:How much is the charges?


their standard charges is at $450 / 12weeks but now they had opening promotion of $360/12weeks so about $120/month. quite reasonable for the small class size... personally.

Cheers,
Candy

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Postby candy02sweet » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi to all, seems this thread no longer active.. but just wanted to infrom mummies who might be interested..
just found out they are having promo of $300/12weeks for students P1 and below.... now its even more attractive than most tuition centres!!

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Vedic Maths (Vedic Method Education Centre)

Postby titank » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:32 pm

Hi All,

Anyone know what is Vedic Maths? Seem like orginated from India & many teachers are Indian in this education centre.

Anyone have any experience to share?

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Postby tankee » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:41 pm

http://www.vedicmaths.org/introduction/ ... s%20VM.asp

Vedic Mathematics is the name given to the ancient system of Indian Mathematics which was rediscovered from the Vedas between 1911 and 1918 by Sri Bharati Krsna Tirthaji (1884-1960). According to his research all of mathematics is based on sixteen Sutras, or word-formulae. For example, 'Vertically and Crosswise` is one of these Sutras. These formulae describe the way the mind naturally works and are therefore a great help in directing the student to the appropriate method of solution.

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