The Man Behind The Method

Spurred by the challenges in math education, Larry decided to find an approach that would provide grade-school children with the strong mathematical foundation they need to succeed.

Over the next three decades, Larry painstakingly developed and assembled a blend of methods and materials that proved highly effective for students of all ages. Instead of relying on traditional rote memorization and repetitive exercises, Larry’s work focused on helping children build deep mathematical understanding—number sense—by honing their math instincts and getting them to think like Mathematicians.

As Larry’s innovative materials gained increasingly wide circulation over the years, he became recognized in Los Angeles as “Larry, The Math Guy.” Schools began teaching from his materials instead of their textbooks, and test scores skyrocketed at every grade he impacted within two years. He gradually expanded his work to develop a complete and integrated curriculum from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade math.

In the spring of 2002, Larry’s dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method™ at their first math learning center in Westwood, California. Students of all ages found the curriculum to be incredibly powerful and engaging. Over the years, centers have sprung up across North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

The hallmark of the Mathnasium program has been the way it engages kids and gets them to know math at a level far beyond adult expectations. Today, over 35 years after its inception, the Mathnasium Method™ is providing children all over the world with the confidence, critical thinking skills, and mathematical ability to last a lifetime.

Mathnasium is a learning center where students go year-round to boost their math skills. We are highly specialized, we teach only math –our program is for students in pre-k through 12th grade. Members pay monthly membership fee, and usually attend twice a week for an hour. Our goal is to significantly increase your child’s math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance, while building confidence and forging a positive. Enroll your kid in one of our 345 centers in the world… 4 of which are located in Jordan.

The key in understanding math is number sense. Number sense does not develop by accident. It is the result of a process of encounter and interaction with a specific set of concepts and skills presented in a way that makes sense to the learner. The mathnasium method is the life work of Larry Martinek, mathnasium chief and instructional officer and a teacher and math teaching consultant in Los Angeles area of the past 30 years. it is the best there is: a time-tested personalized program that employs diagnostics , instruction, work sheets ,manipulative, and games to build number sense , and with it ,confidence and a deep understanding and lifelong love of mathematics.