Are you afraid of numbers?



Are you afraid of numbers? Well, not only with the numbers 13 or 666 but in numbers generally. Did you know that there is a thing called Arithmophobia? It is referred to the fear of math, numerals, certain numbers, calculations, and calculus.

A lot of people are not fan of mathematics. It could have started in school when students fail to progress in their math class they feel it’s their weakness and the tendency is they don’t want to deal with math as much as possible. Others even grew up not seeing any logic of studying the subject and it is not essential in their day-to-day activities.

Is math really unecesssary? Ms. Ma. Rowena J. Matti, the Chief Executive Officer of Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc., during a bloggers event held in their office in Makati city recently, highlighted Math as one of the foundations for all other subjects in school including English, Science and History.

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Matti emphasized, “Studies have shown that having a strong understanding of both those subjects helps kids become more systematic, organized, disciplined and confident. These kids achieve more than their peers later on in life. Children who are good in both subjects are better in terms of discipline and have a better chance of getting better work employment.”

One of her tips to parents who finds their kids having difficulties in Math is have their children enjoy it while learning. The fun element is always a key. It would also help if our young ones would undergo tutorial programs especially for working moms and dads who have limited time to personally sit down with their kids to study every day.

The good news is, learning centers like  Galileo are here which plays a vital role in the education of the school kids with their best pedagogy and their unique Telescopic Approach  complemented by Galileo’s Five Ways of Learning: Space Race which employs sets of flash cards for speed and accuracy; Tactile Launchpad, which uses board games, blocks and other manipulative materials; Nova Data, which are instructional materials to train kids on mastery of the topics covered; Book Galaxy, which helps kids enjoy reading and appreciate literature; and Cyber Explorer, which focuses on Information and Communications Technology (ICT)  software games.

Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc. which started its operations in 2005 has been providing the country with premium educational programs such as Math, English, Singapore Math and Galileo Little Explorers that compelements  the DepEd K to 12 Curriculum which started in  2012.

The Singapore Math which Galileo pioneered in the Philippines in 2009 is for kids ages 6 to 12 where the students are trained and equipped with mastery and appreciation of Math concepts. Drills on model drawing and the use of manipulatives are incorporated to ensure their better understanding of abstract Math concepts and rules following the CPA approach: Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract.

Singapore Math

Incidentally, Galileo is inviting everyone to the 3rd Singapore Math Learning Festival to be held this July 4, 2015 at the AIM Conference Center, Makati City. For more information, visit or check them on Facebook & Instagram: galileoenrichment. You may also call them at  (02) 845-1234.

With Galileo, there’s no reason to hate or be afraid of numbers. Learn while having fun and you could even be a math wizard in no time.

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  1. Tawang-tawa naman ako sa 13 at 666! LOL

    But, you’re right, if kids started loving math early, they won’t grow up to be arithmophobes (like us?) 🙂