Learning maths is like climbing a stairs — you proceed one step at a time. If a step is broken or weak then it is difficult to advance any further. That is why it is vital that children learn the fundamental maths concepts and skills, especially the four operations — addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Children who are not 100 per cent fluent in these four basic operations cannot proceed successfully onto fractions, decimals, and percentages and then further onto pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Like the stairs, we proceed from one step to the next and each step needs to be completely secure in order to ensure a successful journey.
Students with weak maths skills find the subject increasingly difficult and confusing and so may lose confidence and get lower grades. They may even develop “maths anxiety”. However when students achieve a solid maths foundation, you will be amazed at how confidence soars and the stress caused by poor maths skills disappears.
FCL Galway is designed to align with the Irish curriculum and to progress each student in a structured way through all the fundamental maths skills up to Junior Cert. By creating an individual programme of self learning, children acquire the skills and confidence needed in maths and these self learning skills are a lifelong asset for any student.
If you are wondering about your own child’s ability at maths you can book a free assessment (with no obligation ) to see just where his/her strengths and weaknesses lie. FCL Galway has centres open in Oranmore, Salthill, and Ballinasloe. Ring Frank Murphy PhD on (091 ) 635678 or (086 ) 3724617 and book an assessment now. Assessments are strictly on a first come, first served, basis.