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Build creative minds

Out-of-the-box challenges to build out-of-the-box thinkers!

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Say goodbye to math anxiety

Your child CAN learn to do math with confidence and fearlessness!

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Be your child’s math hero

You CAN enable your child to excel in mathematics!

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exSTEMsions is for your family if...

At exSTEMsions, we grow mathematicians, critical thinkers, and problem solvers.

...you want to improve your child’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, to help them excel in school and life.

...your child finds math to be boring, or not challenging, because it’s not being presented in a way that they can connect with or relate to.

...your child is engaged by puzzles, riddles, and tasks that give them time to think creatively.

...you know how vital math is to your child’s success in school and in the job market, and you need a new way to engage your child with math.

You can also learn more by reading our FAQs here.

Who is it for?

  • Parents
  • Kids

exSTEMsions is for parents and children (around age 10 or older)! Your child needs mathematics. Learning math not only makes our children better thinkers, it prepares them for a job market that gets more competitive each year. But, only when we love what we’re studying, do we truly learn, AND retain what we learn.

If your child isn’t loving math right now, then they’re missing out on vital skills that will help them succeed later. You can change that. Put your child on a path to clear thinking, strong reasoning, and math love. Put your child on the path to success, with exSTEMsions!

exSTEMsions is for kids like you! Everybody tells you that math is important, because the world runs on math. That’s true, but what you might not know is that while you’re doing math, you’re building lots of really important thinking skills, that help you not only to be better at math, but better at life! When you finally open your own business, or set off on whatever path you have in mind for your future, you’ll be glad that you have these skills!

But learning is best when it’s fun. Guess what: math is fun. Math can be really amazing! Most classrooms today don’t have the time to dive deep into one truly awesome topic every week, and really explore the coolest parts of math. But we do, and so will you!

Our Tools

Sure, we create interesting, unusual, engaging weekly problems, and that’s awesome, right off the bat. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Each problem comes with a suite of reliable, easy-to-use tools, that give each and every learner and parent the resources to work through each problem, and its exstemsion, all the way to completion.

Handcrafted problems to engage your brain.

Each Problem of the Week is not made up of your run-of-the-mill exercises. They are not going to be found in any standard school curriculum. They’re fun, exciting, thought-provoking, mind-bending, shocking, and often downright beautiful.

Understand what you’re learning and how it can improve your thinking (and not just in math!).

Reading the Math Category and the Thinking Skills will clue you in on the general topics for the Problem, and the habits of mind that are useful in solving it. You can read these before, during, or after your problem-solving adventure.

Not just the answers, but the solution.

Every Problem comes with a friendly, step-by-step Solution. You can read the whole thing when you’re ready, or access its bite-sized sections when you need a helpful nudge as you work through the Problem.

We know the right questions to ask, at the right time.

Through Supporting Questions, we provide questions attached to the right parts of the Problem Solution to help engage your child and advance her thinking without spoiling all the fun by giving away crucial parts of the Solution. These questions will generate discussion and move the Problem forward just when it’s needed most.

And just when you think you’ve conquered it all…

The Exstemsion is an additional challenge that extends or playfully riffs on the Problem in some way, and it comes with its own in-depth and friendly Solution.

​Extend your learning further.

Our Big Ideas provide a deeper look into some of the mathematical concepts you’ve just explored, shore up your understanding of the most crucial parts of the problems, and give you the big picture behind the mathematical themes you’ve encountered.

Why Subscribe?

Math is important.  We hear this throughout our education. But sometimes all that “rah rah rah” kinda sounds like “blah blah blah”, doesn’t it?  So why should math be on your mind?  And why should you let us put it there?

Math is fun.

You might not believe us on this one, but math really is a lot of fun. When you think about learning math, you might imagine someone falling asleep in a classroom, staring out the window. But learning math can be an incredible experience, if the math is presented in the right way.

That’s where we come in.  At exSTEMsions, we help you and your child to experience the elation you can feel when you finally finish a challenging problem, look back at what you’ve done and think, “wow, I did all that?!”  Build confidence, stronger math skills, AND have fun? Sounds like it’s too good to be true - but we promise, this is for real!

Math is useful.

Math plays a critical role in the creation of our smartphones, satellites, video games, and so many other things that are so incredibly important to us. You can bet that math will continue to shape the world around us more and more.  

Given how much math is swirling all around us every day (even if we hardly ever notice it), it makes sense to know more of it! The more math your child knows, the more they build their math toolkit. That toolkit is quite in demand these days, and frankly, not nearly enough people are handy with these tools. Let us help you grow your child’s toolkit, and make them the handiest mathematicians on the block!

Math is cool.

Don’t listen to the naysayers. Math is cool. Because being smart is cool. Being successful is cool. And your kids making their mark on the world by inventing the next big thing? That’s really cool.

If you’re going to grow the pioneers of the next generation, you’ll need to give them the tools that will enable them to be smart, and to succeed. Math is one of those tools, and doing math helps build other essential tools, like critical thinking, that are needed to be successful. Math helps to foster and nurture the skills that are vital to entrepreneurs and inventors. You can help your child to become more innovative!

Math is interesting.

Has your child ever been so engrossed in a book or activity that they couldn’t wait to get back to it? Did you know that math can be like that too? No, we’re not talking about multiplication tables, or the quadratic formula.

There is SO much fabulous, incredible, riveting math that isn’t being taught in school. There just isn’t the time. But amazing and engrossing math is out there, math that your child will want to come back to again and again. You just haven’t met it yet. Come meet OUR kind of math.

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