# 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!

### Brian Chau

#### Math Circles Graduate

##### After Math Circles, I went into UBC and majored in Computer Science. I think that Math Circles gave me the **ability to problem solve and think logically** unlike most high school students, as we covered topics (e.g. geometry, proofs, more advanced algebra) that was not covered in the regular high school curriculum. I'm currently a software engineer in downtown Vancouver, so I'd say that my strong background in math really helped me get to where I am today.

### Hriday B.

#### Math Circles Student

**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

**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.**

### Nonit G.

#### Student

### Joshua F.

#### Student

**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.