I can’t believe I’m back in elementary school again. I mean I can’t believe I have two kids in elementary school.
There are days, though, when I help with the homework, I feel like I’m going back to school. Some of those insecurities and memories of feeling stupid have crept back into this adult body. One of those fears was math. For some reason growing up, the boys seemed better at math and the girls seemed better at reading. At least, that’s the way it felt.
However, I have two amazing, beautiful and really smart girls living in my house.
I don’t want to put my fear of math on my kids.
That’s why I signed my eight year old up for IMACS. Programs at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) are designed to expand your child’s mind through the development of critical thinking, logic and reasoning skills. It’s not just about 2 + 2 =4. It’s about helping your child make decisions on their own and build the confidence they need to be successful.
The IMACS Math Enrichment Program is unlike any class your child has ever experienced. IMACS students not only have fun in the classroom, but also develop critical reasoning skills and a genuine understanding of the logical reasoning processes required to solve advanced math problems. This will help build my daughter’s confidence when it comes to math, science and so on.
For the rest of their lives, whether in school, at work or at play, IMACS graduates simply think better.
My oldest attended her first IMACS class last week. I walked her to the room and she looked back with this apprehensive look. All I could think was:
What have I done?
Will she be the only girl?
Would she hate it?
Could she answer the questions?
To my surprise, the instructor found me right after class and told me she did great. I could feel the tears well up in my eyes because this is my first born and I helicopter the crap out of her. I mean… worry about her all the time. When my body started to relax, my daughter came bouncing out of the class with a huge grin and began telling me how they earn points. Those points go towards snacks, prizes and so on. She was talking so fast, I could barely keep up.
The great thing about this program is your child can attend a FREE 1 hour placement class to see if it’s the right fit. Get more scoop here about our IMACS FREE Placement Class my girls attended.
As a mother, you try to make the right decisions for your kids. So far, I think IMACS is one of my better ones and I can see my daughter grow more confident not only in math, but within herself.