Mathnasium Oak Park/River Forest has been helping kids of all ages become more confident and skilled math students since 2013. This fall, Owner Jana Frank says she is kicking off some new programs that will appeal to a wide range of ages.

A Mini-Mathletes program for the preschool set will begin on October 27th. The one-hour program will run from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings, and Frank says the focus is on building a strong foundation as well as a positive association with math.

“Children will participate in interactive games and activities, art projects, and story time that all revolve around math. Our teacher has a strong background in early childhood education, and she uses different methods to introduce kids to math, incorporating number sense, counting, shapes and patterns.”

Mathnasium will be offering a free Mini-Mathletes class demonstration on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the center on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Marion Street.  Frank encourages interested parents to stop by the open house with their children, meet the instructor and see the kind of activities that will take place in class. To register, please go to

On the other end of the age range, Mathnasium is also kicking off a new opportunity to prepare for the ACT math college entrance exam. Aimed at high school students and some advanced eighth graders, Mathnasium will now offer a free Math ACT Practice test every other month for the rest of the school year about 4-5 weeks before the actual test date.  Students take real ACT math sections under test-like conditions, and their scores are immediately generated.

Frank remarks, “The practice test is a great way to get an estimate of where you are and what you need to move up. From the test, we customize ACT prep plans and tailor them to kids’ individual needs. Some kids might need a plan to help raise their scores in general, or if they’re already scoring in the thirties, we can move them up to the next level. It can make a significant difference in school choice if you go up a few points at that level.”

ACT prep programs at Mathnasium are ongoing throughout the school year, and dates and reservations for the free practice test can be booked at

On top of these special offerings, Mathnasium continues to offer year-round help for all ages and all levels of math students. Whether students are at grade level, behind or ahead, Mathnasium’s specially trained instructors work to develop a plan to help keep children motivated and achieving in math. Frank says that Mathnasium provides assistance from basic homework help and quiz and test study guidance to complete math learning plans that will fill in any gaps students may have and help the overall picture in math coursework. “We help kids of all ages learn math in a way that makes sense to them.”

Mathnasium of Oak Park/River Forest is located at 1101 Chicago Ave, Oak Park 60302. For more information on Mathnasium Oak Park/River Forest, visit or call 708-613-4007.

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