Math that matters recognizes that learning math is an individual journey. Math is a language, just like English. Learning begins by borrowing Singapore Math’s **concrete, pictorial, abstract** approach to learning math concepts. Students build confidence and competence as they demonstrate their skills and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Saxon Math’s proven method of looping (apply previously learned skills in new learning regularly), helps cement the math learning students experience.

There are simply elements of math that must be learned and committed to memory, a good example is the multiplication tables. As children adventure into more abstract math, like algebra, knowing the multiplication tables is a foundational element of learning Algebra.

Math Matters is filled with the application of the math concepts, whether it is building a kite that flies or calculating river flow for summer rafting permits, perhaps it is tracking animal weights or the profit margin of an entrepreneurial effort. The learning is applied in meaningful ways.