It’s not that your child is JUST NOT A MATH PERSON, or that he doesn’t yet know the right tricks, or that numbers get jumbled on the page. The primary cause of math difficulties is an inability to create a gestalt image for the concepts underlying math processes. Individuals often attempt to memorize facts instead of being able to think, reason, and problem solve with numbers.
People who are great at math can actually visualize math functions, whether it is SEEING the numbers increase as they go to the right on a number line, or SEEING Johnny give two of his five apples to Susie.
Individuals of all ages may experience an inability to image the concepts underlying math processes. This causes weakness in the following:
- Learning math facts
- Grasping mathematical relationships
- Following proper mathematical operations
- Solving word problems
- Estimating numerical values
- Understanding higher level math
The On Cloud Nine® Math program stimulates the ability to image and verbalize the concepts underlying math processes. Concept and numerical imagery are integrated with language and applied to math computation and problem solving. There is emphasis on both mathematical reasoning and mathematical computation. Individuals of all ages learn to SEE math!