Some Words from Parents
My son Nikolaus Boczek, whilst in Grade 1 was invited to gifted and talented programme of his school because of extraordinary maths skills, which are largely due to Ms. Nuket’s special math programme (Maths Garden). Niki went to Ms. Nuket’s math club for 2 years so I can recommend that every parent registers for this special math programme starting from KG1.
Kelvan has been exposed to Nuket’s Maths Programme for 3 years and really enjoys and looks forward to his maths lessons. He has develpoed a love for all things “number related” and has become an enthralled wth the Maths Garden Stories. He relates them with joy and has retained so much information without realising that he is learning because the programme is so much fun. He amazes us with the grasp of the concepts taught such as symmetry and counting in 2’s and 10’s and we look forward to his continued success and enjoyment of maths.
Since William has entered into the forest of Mathazone he finds ways to tell math stories about everything. He counts and adds the cars he sees, fruits, fingers and toes. He sees patterns in the road and creates patterns with his toys. His imagination and creativity with the language of math is amazing. We are so glad he is interested in learning and above all he is having fun.
As parents of two children, we would like to express our gratitude to Nuket Solmaz for creating the Maths Garden Programme. Thanks to this programme both of our children learnt to love math and it reflects very well on their academic records. This program is designed to make the math concepts clear, simple and a lot of fun for children to learn. Thank you for making learning math such an exciting experience for all of us!
My daughter has been attending your math club since its inception and I can safely say that signing her up for this weekly class is one of the best decisions we made (educationally) for our daughter.
To put it simply: Yasemin loves math. She believes she can solve any math related problem and this provides here withan abundanceof self confidence that ever child should be so luck to enjoy.
From a parental point of view math and languages are probably the most important (educational) skills that we would want our children to learn this at young age. For her to have (or even feel that she has) and aptitude for mathematical problem solving is something that will guide her throughout her formative years and ,no doubt, will be critical in her desire to learn and boost her confidence at school.
From a teaching point of view, your system (compared to when we went to school) seems to combine fun with and a geniune interest in learning that is not always associated with mathematics at this young age and for this we thank you ver very much
As a high school math teacher I come accross so many children who can not relate to mathematics and have no feel for numeracy. They are in fact innumerate. Incorporation of stories in the Maths Garden Programme addresses this issue by bringing young children the magic of maths, engaging them in the subject, tickling their imagination and allowing maths of grow in them naturally through the medium of story telling.
As a mother of two boys 4 and 6 years old, I have seen how my children have flourished in maths. “I love maths”, “tell us a maths story mum” are now everyday expressions. Not only do they have a feel for maths, they have an eye and taste for it, too! That’s all thanks to the Maths Garden programme.
There are a few equivalent joys in life that leave an indelible mark, an etching in the memory bank of your lifetime, than when you catch a glimpse of the world through your child’s eyes. More than one such remarkable moment occurred as our precious Mia began recognizing that nature was full of awe_inspiring symmetry and patterns and that patterns were the basis of life. Leaves, flowers, fossils were never the same....Under Mia’s math spell they were “dissected” into symmetrical patterns that revealed growth and beauty.
On a bright and sunny Saturday mornining Mia woke up eager to start her day in maths club by Ms. Nuket. Leaving the house for our usual bike ride to school I stopped Mia and asked her to take off her fairy wings, quick to reprimand her from taking “toys” to school. She looked at me as no 5 years old should and said “ But muuuuuuuuu-uuuuum, the wings are for school – look!, see!- they are symmetrical!”
She put me imy place- gob smacked and in utter admiration of her, our oh-so insightful Mia. The world is revealed to us through her eyes yet again.
Ms. Nuket’s maths programme (Maths Garden) has changed the way our kids view the world, ever ca trip is a search for patterns and every tidy up is a counting game. Mark and Cara now have a love of numbers and how maths is present everywhere in the world around them.
Sophia is 6 years old; she has been attending the maths class since she was in PS1 (age 4). It is always a funmath class for her, she loves it. I can remember when she first learned about symmetry, she drew a line on her sister’s face to show her that the 2 parts of her face are symmetrical!
She is now in 1st grade, she can tell that maths at school is not as much fun as it is with Ms.Nuket.
Nina is 4 years old, this is her first year attending the maths class, and she really enjoys it.She memorizes every single word that can Ms.Nuket teaches her, plus she understands evey concept that is been explained.
She looks at home for shapes in the tiniest places, that us adults wouldn't notice, plus she loves the concept of 3D fat and 2 D flat!!!