About three months after our daughter had started school she was still struggling to put one and one together. It did not make any sense to her why 1+1=2. All those support materials such as sticks or little marbles as well as extra lessons with the teacher did not do the trick. On the contrary, they rather sparked more frustration and insecurity. At that point we heard about Michal and her wonderful Mathis. The visualisation of the numbers enabled our daughter to understand, TO SEE, the concept of numbers. The Mathis have opened a whole new world for her and allowed her to playfully learn this new ‘language’. She has turned from a frustrated first grader who believed she could not count to a confident student who enjoys her math classes. I remember exactly how I had tears in my eyes when I saw that she was calculating her assignments with joy and without even realising that she was calculating. She was Literat ‘seeing’ the numbers. All it took were three sessions! We are forever grateful!
email@example.com December 2019
Von: “Marco D’Ambrosio” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An: Michal Gablinger <email@example.com>
MickMath has prompted a fundamental change in my daughter‘s approach to mathematics and logic. In my opinion, the difference of this program and others is that mathematics is approached from a variety of perspectives. Colours, shapes, stories and games, amongst others, all form part of this approach. This allows the students like my daughter to approach mathematics with many tools; these can be used in general problem solving, not just mathematics. This is in contrast to the traditional methods of teaching mathematics that take one single approach, even if it is not suitable to all children.
Prior to starting learning with you 2 years ago, our daughter G. was diagnosed with Dyscalculia. She was in the 4th grade. After one year G. could stop with MickMath, as she could easily follow the arithmetic lessons in the 5th grade. We had her checked once again after 2 years and no weakness with arithmetic’s could be seen anymore. Today G. is in the 6th grade and has just received the results of a test – 4.8!!! The joy and pride G. and we felt having achieved such a good mark, was apparent. This accomplishment is due to the MickMath concept. We sincerely hope that many pupils will be able to benefit from this method.
Following the participation of our daughter in your MickMath lessons, we are happy to give you a feedback regarding her development.
As you know, our daughter was on the verge of repeating the 1st grade.After visiting your MickMath lectures, her perception and understanding of numbers has dramatically improved. Our daughter could now really visualise the meaning of for example 2 or 3 or 4 etc. In school this was plainly abstract. She likes to learn now because she lost her anxiety of numbers thanks to the playful exercises.
In the end all went well and our daughter just started the 2nd grade – a real success. MickMath as well as her promotion to the 2nd grade also fostered her self-confidence.
We are happy to have decided on MickMath and must say, not an everyday but most effective way to teach children arithmetic.