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

Jan 18

Happy New Year to all of you! Hope you started the year right with your New Year’s resolutions as we did ours – starting with studying ahead (vs cramming) and loving and sharing Maths love as we all aim to achieve better grades this year at school!

Nope, resolutions are not meant to be broken 🙂

This year, we look forward to our growth mindset, continuous learning, and readiness to face challenges! 🙂

Dec 20

Join us for a Parent Orientation at Spark Discovery Center on Tues Jan. 10 from 8:00am – 8:30am

Lessons would begin on Fri. Jan. 13

See you there!

Mar 26
Mathemagis  invites you to a free 2-in-1 parent talk on “Singapore Math in Plain English” and “Making Reading a lasting habit” at the following branches:


March 29, Saturday 930 – 11:30am
Mathemagis Katipunan Center
Unit 529 Elizabeth Hall Katipunan Avenue QC
(Across Petron and LaVista)
RSVP: 0932.843.5551


April 5, Saturday 9 – 11:30 am
3F Cedar Executive Bldg , 1006 Arnaiz Ave (Pasay Rd)
(Across Raffles Hotel)
RSVP: 0917.816.6129
Hope to see you all there!

Parent Seminar

Feb 23

Girls from Assumption Makati experienced the joy and wonder of math through Mathemagis’ various hands-on activities in geometry, addition and subtraction through number bonds and balancing equations using the number balance.

With the opening of Mathemagis’ Singapore Maths enrichment center in Cedar building Arnaiz Ave, Makati this coming March, pretty girls can be pretty good in Math.

Please call 0917.816.6129  or  907.97.33 for Singapore Math summer program offerings at Mathemagis Makati.

Jan 30

Registration is now open for our Visual Thinking Maths (VTM) Summer program for kids 7 years old and up. VTM develops visualization and analytical skills enabling students to solve complex word problems at the grade school level without using Algebra.
Email us at or call us at 387-6602 to reserve a slot.


May 28

Mathemagis will hold a seminar/workshop entitled: “Understanding the Singapore Math approach: from theory to practice” in St. Theresa’s College, Cebu City on June 2, 1-4pm. For details and pre-registration please get in touch with Mae Yap @ 0927.676.5896.

May 2

Parents, please join us on May 18 as we hold a parent workshop on word problem solving using bar models and heuristics at 3F Kids Klub 500 Shaw Zentrum at 10 – 12 nn. The workshop is *free* for parents of Mathemagis students. For non-members, the registration fee is P1000 inclusive of snacks and handouts.

Please call Jakki Alindada 654-6500 / 654-0231 to reserve a slot.

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