Making Math and Science Meaningful
Math Potentials is an independent organization which offers enriched education in math and science 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. We use a carefully curated and comprehensive curriculum and ensure that all our teachers are highly knowledgeable in their subject areas and proficient in teaching them to young people. Students who are looking for a challenge will find it here.
Conversely, some students 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 enabled 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!
“I like Math Potentials because it’s challenging in a unique way. All the topics are interesting and fun.”
“I am now studying statistics at the University of Waterloo. I think Math Circles helped me a lot, especially with regards to tackling a problem from multiple perspectives, which was a skill that I use a lot in both my academic work and professional work.”
“I am pleased to inform you that my Daughter, Alisha Duggal (currently in Omega at SFU) has been accepted into the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She wrote the Advanced SCAT exam on Xmas Eve and qualified for their Summer Programs with high marks in Math (90th percentile) and English. She is now eligible to attend advanced summer courses across many Universities including Princeton, Berkeley, and Johns Hopkins.
Both Alisha and I wanted to thank the Math Potentials program as we know that in addition to her hard work at home, her being in the program for the last 2.5 years has been a contributing factor to her success.“
“I enjoy Math Circles because it challenges me and allows me to make further advancement in math.”
“I enjoy the Math Circles program because it challenges me and allows me to advance beyond what is offered in school for my age.”
“Math Potentials has given my daughter confidence in her math skills for sure. This is the best program I have signed her up for over the years and I keep promoting math circles to whoever I talk to that has kids or grand kids.”
“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.”