This article is sponsored by Growing IQ.
Growing IQ in Frisco provides a unique learning environment that emphasizes hands-on learning, experimentation, and discovery through exploration over rote memory and homework. The staff is proud of the programming that has reliably been proven to benefit students of wildly varying levels and backgrounds.
Children with learning disabilities and special learning needs, as well as children who are classified as gifted and talented, have benefited from the unique approach used at Growing IQ.
Additionally, students from less mainstream education models, such as homeschoolers, can rely on Growing IQ to push their students to new heights and challenge their students in new ways through the unique, hands-on, experiential model of learning. Kristan Ornelaz, a Growing IQ client, commented,
My son was diagnosed with Dyscalculia earlier the year. The staff (Amy and Uma) embraced my son’s learning challenges. They nurtured him and made huge strides in getting [him] and his learning styles. He has become confident, empowered and willing to make mistakes and try again. We loved every moment at Growing IQ and would recommend it time and time again.
Four specific aspects of Growing IQ’s programming make it especially suited to serve students regardless of their level.
Unique Classroom Structure
The unique structure of learning at Growing IQ – children grouped by ability who learn together through dialogue, questioning, and experimenting – allows the staff to carefully hone in on gaps in a child’s knowledge or unique ways of learning and build upon the existing knowledge. One mom noted,
I am impressed…that the kids do not have any homework and that they learn math through hands-on experimenting. I feel by experiencing and experimenting with math, kids will more easily understand, store and recall [concepts]. I not only noticed how my daughter has been expanding her knowledge of math concepts but also see that she is getting introduced to and [is beginning to master higher grade levels of] math.
Engaging Hands-On Model
The fun, engaging models of learning upon which Growing IQ relies are fun for kids, even kids who aren’t particularly good at or who don’t love math.
What a great way to engage the minds of kids to look at math in so many different ways! They make any mathematical problem seem so easy to solve.
The group learning helps children to feel less alone in their learning journey and less intimidated by difficult new concepts- instead, they are encouraged to ask questions, challenge each other, and grow together.
Building Critical Thinking and Creative Perspectives
Perhaps the greatest strength of Growing IQ is that the program is far more than a simple math support program. It taps into children’s abilities to think critically and creatively approach problems and builds children’s confidence in and the ability to use these skills. Melissa Reichwein noted,
Daniel’s experience has been spectacular. He is learning to use critical thinking skills every day all while having fun with friends. We are very pleased with the program.
These four aspects of Growing IQ’s programming make it a fantastic place for students of all levels to learn – and learn to LOVE math.
Regardless of their starting point, students who walk in the door at Growing IQ will be met with personalized attention and models of learning that will boost their abilities, confidence, and joy.
My children love it because it’s hands-on fun and I love it because it’s creative learning – what’s not to love?! – Mom of a Growing IQ student