Mar 2

Ever wonder how to maximize your child’s learning opportunities for this summer? A summer school program might be the best option for you.

Research suggests that summer vacation may have detrimental learning effects for many students. On average, all student lose skills, particularly in Mathematics. This decline in school performance is called a summer learning loss. Based on the study, upon returning to school, the students performed, on average, roughly one month behind especially for Mathematics. Summer learning loss is very likely, cumulative. Thus, over time, it contributes to a substantial portion of achievement gap.

 A useful way to address this loss is by attending summer school programs. It appears that increased productive learning time on academic tasks leads to achievement gains for students.

How do you know the right Summer Program for your child?

Smaller Class Sizes

Research has found that small class size is associated with program effectiveness. Smaller class size is thought to provide teachers with more time to work individually with students and to create greater opportunities to differentiate instruction based on student needs.


Individualized Instruction

Summer programs that intended to provide individualized instruction were more effective than programs without this intention. Summer programs with smaller class sizes should provide an opportunity for teachers to offer more individualized instruction to students. The summer program should be very specific and individualized for each student whenever possible, but it should be encountered in an active, hands-on way that allows students to be fully involved in their own learning experiences.

High-Quality Instruction

Know if professional development is given to your child’s summer school teachers. In efforts to ensure high-quality instruction, experts recommend that professional development is given to teachers



Summer Program Objectives

The program should be able to reach as many different learners as possible in different ways. First, the summer programs could be to provide remediation or “Make Up” on core concepts that students have not mastered priori to moving up to the new school year. Second, thi scould be an opportunity for students who have mastered core concepts to have a head start or “Step Up” towards building the next level skills to gear up for the upcoming schoolyear.



Engaging and Rigorous Program

Find out if the summer school is providing students with interesting, engaging enrichment opportunities as this is considered a method of encouraging attendance. Some experts also suggests that the instructional methods and experiences of summer must feel different for students to propel students forward in their learning.

Sufficient Duration

Research shows a link between dosage and achievement outcomes. It is suggested that the student must be enrolled in the summer program for a minimum of 80 hours in total.


Involved Parents

Parental involvement were associated with more positive achievement effects than those that did not. Parental involvement could increase attendance to the program and Parents can include information about methods of expanding learning opportunities at home.

Evaluations of Effectiveness

Check if the summer school provides evaluation and reports for progress. By evaluating what works well and what does not, summer schools can make adjustments that improve program quality in later years. There should also be testable goals that would allow teachers and students to track their progress.

Summer schools have positive effects on your child’s academic achievement and could potentially address his or her learning loss and challenges at school.

MatheMagis MAKE UP or STEP UP Summer Camp

Maximize the summer vacation by enrolling your child in MatheMagis Singapore Maths. MatheMagis Singapore Maths enrichment, a math skill-building program for children ages 4 to 12 yrs, is based on Singapore’s highly-acclaimed and proven math curriculum worldwide. The programs are for both advancement and remedial skill-building of Singapore Math.

This year, MatheMagis offers a MAKE UP or STEP UP Summer Camp to help increase your children’s productive learning time while on break. Jumpstart (for 4-6 yrs), Boost (for Gr 1-6) and Bar Boost (For 7-14 yrs), an intensive module on bar modelling, one of Singapore’s well-known problem solving strategies that can be applied in any classroom.

Schedule your child’s FREE diagnostic assessment now. Limited slots per session. 10% off Early bird rate until March 15! Call to reserve your child’s slot now!

Make Up or Step Up Summer Camp will begin on March 20th 2017.


Making Summer Count by Jennifer Sloan Mccombs, Catherine H. Augusine  etal

Effects of Summer School on Academic Achievement: Reducing Summer Learning Loss in Middle School by Angela Joy Aumaugher

Feb 16

Make Up or Step Up Summer Camp!

Help your child build Maths skills this summer with MatheMagis Singapore Maths!

We offer Singapore Maths enrichment programs for ages 4 up to 14.

JUMPSTART is for 4 to 6 yrs old . This program develops basic math concepts and enhances analytical skills for the primary grades

BOOST is for Grades 1 to 6. This program strengthens understanding of concepts, strategic thinking and problem solving in increasing complexity

BAR BOOST is for 7 to 14 yrs old. This equips children to conquer complex word problems with the bar model technique in an intensive module

Visit our centers for the FREE diagnostic asessment to determine your child’s skill level strengths and challenging topics.

The program fee is P4,500* plus  P500 one-time registration fee. *10% OFF Early bird discount is for enrollments made from today until March 15, 2017

MWF 1 hr/ session every hour

T TH 1.5 hrs/ session every 1.5 hour

Wave 1:  March 20 – April 7

Wave 2: April 17 – May 5

Wave 3: May 8 – May 26

Wave 4: May 9 – June 16**

Schedule per branch may vary

**Limited slots per session. Call our centers to reserve your slot.

Feb 7

Discover why MATH ROCKS at MatheMagis!

Enroll your child today!

Can you feel that Math Love is in the air?

Enroll your child in any Excellence package and GET 2 FREE sessions from MatheMagis!

Jan 17
Most schools send only the top 1% of their student population to Math competitions. Apart from the top 1%, Mathemagis believes in training and grooming a greater majority, the next generation of Math competition participants.
Mathemagis is now training International Singapore Maths 2017 competition-ready and competition development teams. If you think your child is ready, or if you’d like your child to be groomed for competition, find out more about the Mathemagis Boost and Boost Plus+ programs. Call your nearest center today.
Dec 12

Have you noticed how your child spends long hours trying to study especially before a test?
If your answer is yes and yet he/she still flunks at school, then it is probably time to show them how to study well without burning out.
It’s never too early or too late to develop good study habits for your child. Can’t be your child’s constant study buddy? Don’t Worry! Try out a few of these tips before your child’s next exam and she’ll soon have an A-level test-prep skills.

#1 Create a stress-free environment

According to Medina’s book, a stressed brain is not receptive to learning.  Easier said than done but the nagging and fighting over homework is counter-productive and hurts your child learning.  Be calm, plan sessions ahead of time and make sure you have all the materials ready prior to starting review sessions. Make sure your child is not hungry or sleepy as well.

#2 Study ahead of time

Oakley suggested spaced repetition in doing review sessions. Which means that instead of cramming 4 hours the day before the test, it will be better to study 1 hour per day for 4 times the week before the exam. Doing so helps the brain absorb the information and gives the brain time to make the brain connections to cement the learning in long-term memory.
Cramming works but only in the short-time. Children forget what they learned easily and will be challenging for something very structured and hierarchical such as in Math where topics and concepts build on previous learning. For example, you need addition to learn multiplication and you need subtraction for division.

#3 Get enough sleep.

During sleep, the brain puts together all the knowledge and information learned essential to retention.  It is also the time when the brain “cleans up the toxins”. So make sure your child doesn’t lose sleep when studying.

#4 Visuals is the key

As per Medina, “Vision trumps all other senses” and creating and explaining very abstract concepts in math with drawings and visuals help children understand and remember. Use of bar-models and other visual strategies will help

#5 Take a Break

Frequent breaks are important in refreshing the mind and lessening stress. Oakley suggest 20 minutes of work interspersed with 5 minutes of break time to give the brain a chance to relax.


Do you have any questions with regards to how to make your child do better in Math exams?

Call our centres now and see how we can help your child be the best in Math that they can be.


A Mind for Numbers by By Barbara Oakley
Brain Rules by John Medina
Nov 26

HOLIDAY TREAT 2016! MatheMagis is offering a 10% DISCOUNT for enrollments on or before Dec. 22, 2016.

*Avail of this LIMITED offer upon enrollment of either ONE Monthly or ONE Quarterly package.
*Promo Validity: November 22, 2016 to December 22, 2016
*For use until June 2017
*Promo is valid at Makati and Serendra branches only

To schedule your child’s FREE diagnostic assessment, please call Makati- (02) 556.5109 or Serendra- (02) 833.7374

Nov 25


Ready for your Math test?

Not yet?

Enroll in our MatheMagis AC Test Prep Special and review for your upcoming Math exams and quizzes.

Package is open to Gr 1-6 at our Makati branch only

Reserve your slot today! Visit us at
3/F Cedar Executive Bldg. 1006 A. Arnaiz Ave. Makati City
Or call 556 5109 | 0917 816 6129

Nov 25

To celebrate the opening of MatheMagis – Alabang Town Center we are offering a special opening promo.

Enroll your child at MatheMagis Alabang Town Center before DEC. 22 and avail of a 10% discount on ANY package.

This is a LIMITED time offer only.

HURRY! Call us at 805.2975 or 0917.8022720 and enroll your child TODAY!

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