With over 30 years of success, Spirit of Math is an innovative leader in after-school mathematics education addressing the needs of high-performing students in more than 40 campuses across Canada, USA and Pakistan to In-person campuses in Canada, in addition to offering virtual online courses globally. From our after-school classes and camps to our expanding series of math workbooks and training for educators, Spirit of Math is changing the equation for inquisitive minds around the world.
Our mission – “TO PROMOTE COOPERATION, INSPIRE CONFIDENCE AND RELEASE THE GENIUS IN EVERY CHILD®” continues to be the foundation that binds high-performing educators, parents and students toward one common vision – to create future leaders with the global standard of education.
Spirit of Math is difficult, requires a lot of effort and it works!
The academic success of our students is largely due to the hard work of a community working together. Success is achieved by a combination of the grit and collaborative work of our students, the positive consistent assistance by parents at home and the extra support provided by each campus. As members of this community, both parents and students have access to many tools designed by Spirit of Math to enrich the learning experience.
A Unique Math Program Unlike Any Other.
The Four Elements
Over the past 30 years we developed Spirit of Math’s four elements which forms the foundation of our program. These elements create a multi-layered experience that creates well-rounded students who have an intensive toolkit of skills, logical problem solving and higher-level collaborative capabilities. Our students are therefore able to understand new ideas with ease, being agile in learning in any area of their lives. In addition, our mental math is added in as a fun way to end the class.
Engaging Students to Ensure a Deep Understanding of Core Concepts
Students delve deeply into math concepts from the earliest grades in Spirit of Math. Rather than just introducing math topics on the surface to students, Spirit of Math spends time exploring and practicing the topics and ideas to a greater depth. This gives students the skills and understanding to be able to work with others in a cooperative team, tackling interesting and difficult problem-solving questions. Engagement is intensive and exciting.
Increase speed and accuracy when solving problems
In simple language, practicing our drills makes it easy to have math facts, like multiplication tables, ready in your mind so you can focus on the more complex math material. Drills also help increase speed and accuracy when solving problems. Whether in kindergarten or in university, it is a base that matters and stays with you. Our approach to drills is a complete system that we designed from the ground up, tracking success and promoting students to work together to achieve new goals in the classroom.
Read Critically, Think Creatively, Work Cooperatively.
Spirit of Math’s problem-solving stream is unique and hardly routine; students learn to read critically, to think creatively, to work cooperatively and to press on when the answer isn’t immediately obvious. In every grade our students complete a minimum of 400 competition-level problems over the course of the year and apply their skills in international and national math contests.
Organically gain confidence and learn skills that go beyond mathematics
Spirit of Math’s program introduces students to unique problems which have been crafted in such a way that students quickly realize that they need collaboration with others to solve the problems. Our students learn how to share their ideas while learning from their teachers and their peers. Students are encouraged to discuss their homework, collaboratively problem-solve in class, and present their results to their classmates. By promoting strategic thinking and a cooperative classroom environment, students organically gain confidence and learn skills that go beyond mathematics, which will benefit them in all aspects of their academic and personal careers.