Biscayne Math is a math development company. It engages in traditional tutoring but also seeks to be a 'lab" where students explore mathematical reality.
From our philosophy:
"We are all naturally curious. We don’t want to know just what happened. We also want to know how something happened, why it happened, and does it always happen that way. That curiosity is the greatest asset for learning.
"We at Biscayne Math harness that curiosity. We foster learning by posing questions: Is that true? Why is it true? What will happen if…? Why did that happen? What will happen next? We present problems and challenge the student to make sense of them and explain his/her answers. The math thinking and doing occurs as the children make and test conjectures and justify their conclusions. Math, in Lockhart’s phrase, becomes 'the art of explanation.'
"Do this enough with the guidance of a good tutor and the student will not only develop the particular math skills. He/she will also build valuable habits and heuristics for approaching any math problem. He/she will become both an imaginative and disciplined math student."
We want this to be an exciting, non-traditional learning environment. Our space is fun and vibrant. Our approach is fresh. We aim for serious mathematical understanding in a very engaging way. We seek to embody the spirit of this quotation: "It's scholarship dancing around with fun." One math puzzler refers to his puzzles as Playthinks. That is what we are engage in.
Our target audience are math students from 3rd grade through beginning college. While there is a aspect of "play" involved, this should not be misunderstood to mean not serious. This is not edu-tainement. I want students and their parents to be confident they are receiving qualified instruction for any math level through introductory college courses.