# 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. 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 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 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!

##### “Math Circles has largely helped to improve my** 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.”

– Hriday, Student

##### “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.”

– Brian Chau, Math Circles Graduate

##### “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.”

– Edit Szobonya, Parent

##### “I enjoy Math Circles because it **challenges me and allows me to make further advancement in math**.”

– Raymond Wang, Student

##### “I am pleased to inform you that my daughter, Alisha (currently in Omega) has been accepted into the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She wrote the Advanced SCAT exam and qualified with high marks in Math (90th percentile) for the summer programs across many top-ranked Universities.

##### 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 contributed to her success.*“*

– Ashish Duggal, Parent

**“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.”**

– Robert Huang, Math Circles Graduate

##### “I like Math Potentials because it’s **challenging in a unique way**. All **the** topics are interesting and fun.”

– Alex An, Student

##### “My son has just completed his last Calculus class after having been in the program since Alpha. Although he said that he has been waiting a long time for this moment, he also recognizes that all of these classes have helped him with a deeper understanding of math, while also creating a solid foundation. The fact that he’s more confident in his school classes is because of these classes, which helped him tremendously. Now, after this last class, we (my son and I), want to send a big “Thank You!” to all of you for sharing your knowledge and being patient with him.”

– Daniel Georgescu, Parent

##### “I’d like to thank the Math Potentials team for their efforts in teaching and helping our children to not only know how to solve math problems but also steadily develop their mathematical thinking. From my observation, during two years’ learning and practicing, my daughter has become **more and more confident** when she does her Math Circles homework. It helps her in learning her school math too and **now she can even help her friends at school.”**

– Lijing Wang, Parent

##### “I enjoy the Math Circles program because it **challenges me and allows me to advance beyond what is offered in school for my age**.”

– Andrew Kang, Student