# OUR CURRICULUM & MATH WORKSHEETS Built for Lifelong Learning

## A Message From Our Founder & CE0

We make sure that our students learn the WHY behind the different strategies they use to solve problems.

Raj Valli
Founder & CEO, Thinkster Math

Creative Thinking

## Non-linearly, Creatively, and Analytically

Math is a lot more than just computational skills. Thinkster’s math curriculum develops your child’s ability to think non-linearly, creatively, and analytically with data. Being able to sort through the relevant information and solve problems is the true mark of mastery.

Computational Fluency

Math is a lot more than just computational skills. Thinkster’s math curriculum By solving hundreds of problems in each topic, using customized math worksheets, your child acquires fundamental skills: fluency in math facts, accuracy, efficiency and flexibility with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

5 + 3 = ____

8 - 5 = ____

6 X 4 = ____

9 ÷ 3 = ____

Critical Thinking

The twin pillars that support substantial learning are critical thinking and logical / analytical reasoning: the art of asking questions to understand context and constraints; the ability to deduce solutions given a set of criteria.

## Critical Thinking & Analytical and Logical Reasoning

### How many fruits are in a basket that has 3 apples, 5 oranges, and 2 carrots?

Real life word problems are a part of every skill set in our curriculum. We design these problems to include conceptually unrelated numbers (or distractors). Demonstrating what operations to use to solve problems, in the presence of distractors, is critical for gaining proficiency in a topic.

## Aligned to School Work

With your input, our math tutors can easily customize your child’s study plan, and their math worksheets, to reflect and reinforce what they’re learning in school. Along with this customization, we build test-taking skills through frequent evaluations.

## We conduct periodic reviews to accelerate learning. It is not how much you have learned, but how quickly can you learn. It is about capacity maximization and steep learning curves!

• #### Thinkster students frequently take small and large tests

Thinkster Topic Tests are similar to a school unit test

Thinkster Unit Tests are comparable to a school cumulative end of year test

• #### Testing frequently helps students

Develop strong test taking skills

Feel confident taking tests

Remember material over a long period of time

## We are aligned to the idea that a strong foundation in math is critical for every child.

We focus on having our students develop expertise on whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals—which helps our students in K-5 become ready for more demanding math concepts and procedures, and develop the capability to apply their learnings to real life situations.

We then move our students through more complex topics in Algebra and Geometry in middle school to enrich and develop confidence, excellence, and preparedness for high school math.