The AfterSchool KidzMath program works because it lets kids experience mathematics through stories, games, and collaboration. This multi-layered approach helps kids internalize concepts while having fun. Introducing mathematical concepts through stories and games minimizes the intimidation and fear some children associate with math. The integrated social and cooperative structures of KidzMath teaches children to work together to problem solve, which exposes them to different ways to view a problem.
Leaders are provided with clear, simple directions and tips, an overview of math and social skills, a math glossary, correlations, assessment tools, a site planning tool, leader's checklist for planning and reflection, sample questions to engage children, and access to online professional development.