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Mathnasium of The Beach Mathnasium@Home FAQ

Apr 23, 2020

Following is a Q&A collection for parents and guardians that explains details on Mathnasium @Home instruction, the virtual platform for learning Math in a way that makes sense to students.

 

 

What is Mathnasium@Home?

Mathnasium @Home is a tutoring tool that gives us the power to provide real-time, face-to-face Math instruction with students via a virtual collaboration platform. The Learning Experience is strikingly similar to how they would study normally at our Centre.

How do I launch Mathnasium@Home for The Beach Platform?
Our enrolled students can enter into the classroom at the time of their appointment by following this LINK. Please save this URL in your favorites for future sessions.   Please note, the online classroom is only open during instruction hours.

What systems are supported for Mathnasium@Home?
Any laptop or desktop with Windows or Mac operating systems with internet access can be used.

Do we need any other equipment?
Not mandatory, but we may recommend the following for an enhanced online learning experience for your child.

  • Headset and Webcam - In order to reduce distraction, we recommend students using any basic headphones with a microphone. Webcam, if not built-in, is recommended. These will help them to interact with instructors in a holistic manner while working on their math Learning Plan and homework.

Do students work on the same curriculum in Mathnasium@Home as we do at our centre?

Yes, students will work on the same prescriptive (PKs), Workout Books and Focus-ons from the comfort of home. They will work with instructors in real-time in the same way they work at our centre.

How will students get help with Homework and Test Preparations?

As part of the onboarding, you can take a picture of the homework and email it to the Centre at thebeach@mathnasium.ca.  Please send it ahead of time to make the best use of your session.  Our instructors will bring it to the screen and work on it together, similar to how they would at our centre. 

How will students get the instructor's attention while working via Mathnasium @Home?

The instructor will be working with only a few students during the session, just like in the centre.  We will go over how to "raise your hand" during onboarding.

Should we be slightly more patient, as this instruction approach is rolled out and everyone gets acclimatized?

Absolutely, YES! (And we are completely sure you will!) Please be aware that this system has been tested by over the last three years with thousands of students, and we've had an accelerated rollout. This is a bit of a learning experience for all of us, and we MAY have some small bumps along the road, but I am very confident that with your active support, we will deliver the same amazing Mathnasium experience to your home, as well as back at the centre.