## NUMBER MONSTERS

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“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”
Albert Einstein

At the Atelier we realize that Math is a life-skill and especially in a world dictated and dominated by Math, Science, and Technology none of our students should have difficulty conversing in this universal language. Our motto is to teach you Math for a lifetime so that you can score well in your exams, compute the numbers at work, and crunch your expenditure and budgets present in your daily, practical lives.

Why Learn Math at All?

Broadly speaking, at The Atelier we study math (or anything) because it is,

**Useful:**-
- Mathematical problems abound in daily life
- Mathematical proficiency is required for many jobs
- Mathematics is essential for science, engineering, and research

**Important:**-
- A mathematically informed citizenry will make better economic and political decisions about risk, policy, and resource allocation

**Interesting:**-
- "Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty" (Bertrand Russell) and should be studied in its own right
- The landmark accomplishments of mathematics stand alongside the masterworks of art and music as cultural triumphs that all educated persons should be able to appreciate
- Doing mathematics teaches patterns of problem-solving and insight that transfer to other knowledge domains
- Mathematical proof teaches skills in rigor, argumentation and persuasion that transfer to other disciplines

By studying Math at The Atelier you develop analytical skills and an analytical attitude. You learn to pay attention to all the assumptions involved in a given problem or situation, and you learn to break down a complicated problem into a series of tractable steps. You develop the habit of critical thinking: testing your conclusions-and the conclusions of others-to make sure they’re based on adequate data and accurate reasoning.

Such skills and attitudes are highly valued by employers as well as graduate and professional schools (architecture, engineering, business, law, medicine, pharmacy, etc.) increasing your chances at getting your dream job.

Further, learning Math and solving problems is mental exercise and improves your thinking ability. Consider a comparison to physical exercise. When you are done running and weightlifting, you and the weights usually are in the same place as when you started, so it looks like you accomplished nothing. Yet you actually created a positive change inside yourself. Similarly, learning different kinds of Math is good for you for a long time.

### Our Approach entails

Knocking Down the Myths & Insecurities about Math:

Everyone can learn math, well. There is no such thing as a “math person”. Many students have had negative experiences with math, and end up disliking it or failing in it. Even if they are decently competent at Math they feel insecure and unhappy in their abilities. At The Atelier we will give learners of math the information they need to become powerful analyzers and evaluators. We will correct any misconceptions students have about what math is, and will teach them about their own potential to succeed. If you have had past negative mindsets regarding Math, the Atelier will help change your relationship to one that is positive and powerful.

Using Math strategies for Success:

**Number Flexibility, Mathematical Reasoning, and Connections**

Students at The Atelier will engage in a “number talk” and see different solutions of number problems to understand and learn ways to act on numbers flexibility. Number sense is critical to all levels of math and lack of number sense is the reason that many students fail courses in algebra once they reach university level.**Number Patterns and Representations**

At The Atelier, we help you understand math as a subject and that it is made up of connected, big ideas. You will learn about the value of sense making, intuition, and mathematical drawing.**Math in Life, Nature and Work**

Math at The Atelier is taught as something valuable, exciting, and relevant throughout life. Students will discuss mathematical patterns in nature and in different sports. Hence we will review the key ideas from all their learning and help students take the important strategies and ideas they have learned into their future.

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## MATH & ADD-MATH

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“Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.”
Dean Schlicter

Our Math & Add-Math O-Level courses at The Atelier are one of the most popular. Our teachers are highly qualified and will banish all fears that students may have about the subject. They laud themselves as being Number Monsters, giving numbers a nasty fright rather than the other way round. They have an experience bank of almost a decade, so when you are with them you know you are in seasoned hands.

At the Atelier we help you remember tips and tricks that will enable you to solve some of the most complicated math problems. Through smart practice you will develop skills to crack any math equation or formula. You will be exposed to a variety of activities that will make you learn and apply mathematical concepts such as geometry, algebra, mensuration, arithmetic, statistics, and probability, trigonometry, calculus, and much more in a useful and fun way. The teachers of the Atelier are expert Number Monsters who help you build on your mathematical common sense. They will enable you to know how to solve MCQs and problem sums and also will focus on your mental math skills.

We utilize a problem-solving approach rather than one that is mechanical and strictly repetitive and regimented. Our focus lies on helping students develop the reading skill to understand word problems of all sorts. Your foundational concepts will be strengthened and built upon those will be the introduction to the present year’s knowledge base. Math will become easy and something to look forward to when students see their success in solving even the hardest of problems that were mountainous for them just a while ago.

But it is crucial at the Atelier for students to keep up with practice questions assigned to them and most importantly the homework so that they can see lasting benefits of these efforts at your O Level and beyond.

With The Atelier you will learn the finest study skills and strategies. Our unique approach entails:

- Brain training
- Low student to teacher ratios
- Quick revision of O-Level concepts for a whole month
- Answer Plans
- Schemes of work
- Mind maps
- Concept audios and videos
- Weekly preparation plans
- Timely Quizzes and Assessments
- Thorough Revision Worksheets
- Exam Simulations
- Mock Exams