The Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) is an after-school and weekend program that provides complete math education for children attending grades K - 12.
This program is designed both for students who need to improve their math skills and for students who want to advance beyond the school curriculum. RSM
also provides SAT-I, SAT-II, ACT,
and American Math Competition (AMC) tests preparation.
RSM's main location is in Newton, Massachusetts.
RSM curriculum is based on a proven and famous Russian
methodology of math education, which emphasizes understanding vs.
practices early introduction of Algebra and Geometry. This
concept, first introduced by the Russian researcher Vygotsky, is
just beginning to gain recognition in US.
The goal of RSM is to
build deep understanding of math, rather than providing a quick
fix for problems and gaps left by the "New Math"
initiative introduced to US public schools in late 50s.
RSM promotes group
learning. In a small group, a child is challenged not only by the
teacher, but also by his peers. This creates the unique atmosphere
of brainstorming in the class.
For more information on
RSM methodology and philosophy, visit www.russianschool.com