The child has one intuitive aim: self development

Some Kids’ Stories Start Rough, but Have Happy Endings

Don't assume that she's not a math person

At IMACS, we’ve seen a lot.

  • Girls whose parents have decided they were bad at math … at age 8.
  • Children who couldn’t handle getting anything wrong … ever.
  • Students who were great at memorizing, but got crushed the first time they had to actually think.

Yes, we’ve seen all that and more. The good news is that we have also helped parents deal with all these issues.

  • One parent declared her daughter was not a math person (before her daughter had even done any real math). After IMACS, this young lady was great at math and even enjoyed it. Years later, she used that confidence to get a degree in science and a wonderful career!
  • One boy lied to his mom after the first couple of classes – saying that IMACS was easy – while the truth was that he couldn’t handle getting less than 100% in math for the first time ever! Clearly, he needed our help and we’re so glad that he joined IMACS early enough for us to make a huge difference for him. Now, instead of only doing easy things and being “perfect,” he is much more comfortable being challenged (and sometimes getting things wrong). That’s well-founded confidence.

We have so many stories with happy endings. We can’t wait for the next one.

Start your child on the road to a happy ending with a free IMACS class. Register at https://imacs.org/home/free-placement-class/.




IMACS Live! is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. With over 25 years of experience, IMACS offers online after-school, weekend, homeschool, and summer classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming, logic puzzles, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Highly experienced IMACS Live! instructors teach all courses via Zoom sessions. Secondary school students unable to attend using Zoom may be eligible for online self-paced courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS.