Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is the duration of the program?
Ans. The MapleMaths program is of one year duration and caters to students in every grade from Class 2 through 10. Each Maplemaths student attends two 1-hour sessions a week. But, the program would move as per the learning ability of the child.
Q2. How many students are there in a Maplemaths session?
Ans. There are at most 8 students in a group. It is our endeavour to make sure that every student is given personal attention.
Q3.Does Maplemaths provide any assessments to the students?
Ans. Yes, periodic assessments are part of the program. Before joining the program, the child undergoes an assessment which helps the teacher understands the student’s current maths ability and areas of improvement. As per the approach guided in the curriculum, the child’s ability is re-assessed every three months which gives a clear progress chart of the child. Thereby with feedback from the parents , the teacher and parents work together for a common goal of student’s maths development.
Q4.How is Maplemaths different from home based tuitions?
Ans. We wish to highlight that Maplemaths is not a tuition. Instead, it is an (after-school) math-learning programme. As a result, while home-based tuitions focuses primarily on the school syllabus and preparing students for their tests and exams. Maplemaths is a maths skill program.
Schools also run our programs as part of their maths clubs.
Q5. How is it different from Abacus?
Ans.
S.no. | Parameters | Maple Math | Abacus | |
1. | Techniques | Has techniques to do calculation faster along with school concept with experiential approach. | Has techniques to do calculation faster | |
2. | Games | Has Games in the program , hence children enjoy the program and hence generate love for maths. | Is a monotonous program, children quit after 4/5 levels | |
3. | School Compatible | Complements School Method. We re-inforce the methods of calculation taught in the school as a first step. | Abacus is generally not allowed in School and does not complements school method | |
4. | Value Skills | Value Skills | Does not have value Skills | |
5. | Classes coverage | Class II to class X | Class I- Class IV | |
6. | Word Problems | Has Word Problems | Focus on just calculation and no word problems | |
7. | Updation | Is progressive | Has no updation for several decades | |
8. | Assessment | Pre Assessment and post assessment to find the current math skill level and to find the speed of child | Only post assessment. | |
9. | Duration | Junior program is for 1 year and senior is for 1 year; so skill is obtained quickly by the child | 3 year program | |
10. | Crash Course | Can be done in a fast track as per the student’s learning speed. | Cannot be taken as a crash course |
Q6. How many Maplemaths centres are there across India?
Ans. There are over 40+ centres across India. While our centres are limited at present to India’s major cities (including Delhi-NCR, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan), we are making a concerted effort to establish ourselves nationwide.
Q7. Why was there a need to develop a program like Maplemaths?
Ans. Every maths book approach is to teach the maths skills to the student keeping in mind their interest. However, we see children doing maths more only when the tests or exams are approaching . Lack of interest results into low confidence in maths. Children develop maths phobia. Then, it is seen that they are slow in calculation and even in higher classes they are seen doing finger counting.
Understanding the concept and applying it accordingly is very important. Also important is the speed so that children can save their time.
Children have to learn both the environments. When its important to follow the method and get results, one should be able to do that and at other situations when we have competitions or olympiads, they should be able to save their time in attempting questions.
Q8. How does the Maplemaths model work?
Ans. Maplemaths is revolutionising the way maths is being taught. Here, the teachers( mostly women) are initially screened, trained , certified to implement the curriculum to the children as an after school learning system or as part of enhanced maths classes in schools.
Q9. What is the Maplemaths curriculum?
Ans. Maplemaths curriculum in Junior Program includes the school methods of calculation, sharing the time -saving techniques and using activities with games for encouraging their interest, along with basic word problems.
The senior program curriculum is majorly focused with higher level speed calculation techniques, thereby contributing them save their time in attempting questions.
Q10. What are the benefits of Maple Maths:-
Ans.
- Maple Maths is simpler yet more interesting than regular Math.
- Maple Maths enriches knowledge and understanding of Maths.
- Senior Maple Maths methods come as a boon for all competitive exams (such as Management, Banking, Engineering etc. as mathematic problems can be solved with amazing accuracy and speed.
- Maple Maths being a most natural way of working, can be learnt and mastered with ease and in a very short time.
- Maple Maths system also provides a set of independent cross-checking methods.
- The element of choice and flexibility develops clarity of mind and intuition.
- Leads to improvement in mental ability, sharpness, creativity and intelligence.
- Problems are reduced to one-line answers.
- Reduces dependence on calculators.
- Maple Math is complementary to regular Math taught in schools.
- Students learning Maple Math excel at school.
- It Builds Conceptual Understanding.
- Develops Fluency Through Games.
- Meaningful situations – for the application of mathematical skills are created by games
- Motivation – children freely choose to participate and enjoy playing.
- Positive attitude – Games provide opportunities for building self-concept and developing positive attitudes towards mathematics, through reducing the fear of failure and error.
- Increased learning – in comparison to more formal activities, greater learning can occur through games due to the increased interaction between children, opportunities to test intuitive ideas and problem solving strategies.
- Different levels – Games can allow children to operate at different levels of thinking and to learn from each other. In a group of children playing a game, one child might be encountering a concept for the first time, another may be developing his/her understanding of the concept, consolidating previously learned concepts.
- Assessment – children’s thinking often becomes apparent through the actions and decisions they make during a game and through written assessments, so the teacher has the opportunity to carry out diagnosis and assessment of learning in a non-threatening situation.
- Home and school – Games provide ‘hands-on’ interactive tasks for both school and home.