There can never be too much learning and this is what I impressed upon my daughter when I had her try out MSA’s Merlene Math program. Although she has a quick head when it comes to Math (sadly not through my doing but Oliver’s, 1 point for him), the Merlene Math concept was one that I felt Kianna would highly benefit from.
If you’re familiar with Singapore Math, Merlene Math is a program that teaches this approach but in a Philippine context. This program is available in MSA Centers from Grades 1-6. We decided to have Kianna have Merlene Math sessions at MSA Fairview.
The program focuses on problem solving which promotes critical thinking which I think is highly beneficial and applicable to everyday life. Oftentimes we ask ourselves if the math we’ve learned is even something that we use but in this case it can and does.
Kianna was pretty eager to attend her session but she laughed when I took her picture! She just brought a pencil with her and she was all set to go. They provide the worksheets and assignments as well to be brought home and passed on the following session.
Aside from Merlene Math, MSA provides tutorials, Philippine Science NCE Review, Smart Reader National Medical Admission Test, and Homeschool Support.
So far Kianna, has found it very helpful. She has actually been able to apply what she’s learned and since she’s graduating this year it’ll be a really big help to get her on the honor roll and for her NAT exam.
We have quite a few more sessions to go and I’ll be sharing more about it soon.