Fun Wise® Math puts the “M” in STEM
Math facts come to life through fun active games, stories and songs. Fun Exploring Math™ is our philosophy for math enrichment and a great way for kids to learn to
Fun Exploring Math™
Fun Exploring Math™ is the focus of the Fun Wise® Math curriculum.
Exploration is the natural form of learning for young children and is what makes our unique games different. Parents say their kids are having so much fun that they hardly realize they are learning math.
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Fun Exploring Math™ is the focus of the Fun Wise® Math curriculum. Exploration is the natural form of learning for young children and is what makes our unique games different. Parents say their kids are having so much fun that they hardly realize they are learning math.
Reinforces and Compliments
Reinforces and Compliments math facts learned at school and home. Class curriculum focuses on three main math topic areas:
Numbers & Counting
Recognizing numbers, ordering numbers and understanding number relationships are an important foundation for early number theory beyond basic counting. The program brings numbers to life through many different hands-on games showing number lines, counting objects, early arithmetic and much more.
Patterns & Sets
Groups and patterns are an integral part of understanding mathematical relationships. Our youngest students use many different manipulatives to develop groups and patterns based on fun characteristics like colors and shapes.
Points to polygons and all shapes in between are the focus of the geometry games. Movement is integrated into many games by making shapes with our body in Simon Says shapes to finding shapes around the room through scavenger hunts. Exploring shapes is super FUN!
Big Math Words
“Big” math words are a fun and important part of the Fun Wise® Math curriculum. At all ages, math vocabulary is introduced so children learn the actual math words used in math classes. Quadrilateral, congruent, numeral and AB patterns are just a few examples of Big Math Words that kids learn from the youngest ages.
Inquiry method allows for introduction of new facts and review in every class.
Repetition reinforces math concepts and increases retention for improved recall and recognition.
Increases School Readiness for kindergarten and beyond. Kids get a head start on early math concepts so they are ahead of their peers in the basics becoming a leader in their future classes.
National and State Standards
Aligns with National and State Standards to go above and beyond the required standards in each of the mathematical topic areas.
Creativity and Teamwork
Inspires creativity and teamwork through fun active games. Students are learning math using creative techniques and learning to work in a group. Many fun games can even be done at home with family members to reinforce skills learned in class.
Active games incorporate multi-sensory learning for increased retention of math facts & physical activity. Scientific research shows that exercise improves academic performance so most games incorporate light physical activity.
Exercising minds and bodies of kids works out the wiggles while growing math knowledge.
Self-Esteem and Confidence
Builds self-esteem and confidence in math from an early age. Many parents share that they were not good in math or that their spouse is the math person in the family and they do not want their kids to feel that way. Building confidence in learning math from an early age helps children to maintain a positive mindset as math gets more challenging.
Fun Exploring Math™ is the focus of every class. The experienced dynamic instructors follow the Fun Wise® Math methodology, but have the flexibility to adapt the games to match the curriculum of the location hosting the program and the age level of the students. With hundreds of games to choose from and the opportunity to develop new games, each instructor brings their unique expertise to their classes and students.
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Frequently Asked Questions
An enrichment program provides additional educational experiences beyond the normal preschool, school or homeschool program. Enrichment programs can range from physical activity like dance, soccer, or karate to educational topics like Spanish, science and math.
The Fun Wise® Math enrichment program is offered for children as young as 18 months with a caregiver through 2 nd grade. Fun Exploring Math is our philosophy to reinforce facts kids are learning in class and explore concepts through our unique fun interactive games.
Math is a learned skill and the more exposure children have to math at an early age the better their skills will be. Scientific research shows that a preschool age child’s understanding of number sense not only predicts future math success but also future reading success.
The Fun Wise® Math curriculum makes learning math fun through interactive games. Our focus is fun exploring math so children learn through guided discovery by our highly trained instructors.
Most families that select a rigorous preschool are seeking academic enrichment programs for their children to help them build confidence and knowledge from a young age. Our most successful classes are at preschools or elementary schools with very rigorous math curriculums. We love having kids who love math in our classes.
Most math enrichment available to families is in a tutoring format where students work one-to-one with a tutor to learn math concepts at a table or computer with workbooks or worksheets. A few tutoring centers may use manipulatives to show the math concepts being taught.
The Fun Wise® Math enrichment program is different in many ways. The program focuses on learning through interactive games. Our students are rarely sitting at a table doing worksheets. They are exploring math concepts through multi-sensory techniques using visual, auditory and kinesthetic methods to experience math concepts. The classes also focus on teamwork and creativity with children working together and supporting each other during the games. Another difference is that most tutoring begins in elementary school where the Fun Wise® Math program starts at age 3 in most locations. Helping children enjoy learning and understanding math from the earliest ages builds a strong math foundation for future success.
YES!! Many parents and grandparents are actively engaged in helping their children with the early math concepts starting with counting and shapes. It is always encouraged at all ages to support your kids in their learning as long as it is a positive experience for everyone.
Our instructors share ideas with families on the games students play in class and recommend similar games for home. Fun Wise® Math has developed recommendations for games in the Math Games section of the website and the blog.