Every box features practical, hands-on grade-level math activities that make concepts fun and easy to learn.
We feature Black male MATHematicians and Black History in front of our boys to expand their access and proximity to unlimited possibilities.
The MATHgic Prince Box nurtures math confidence, math enrichment, and cultural representation for boys on a 3rd-8th grade math level.
Each box is based on a real-world theme fueled by a black male mathematician. Every box includes:
The box costs $74.95. This includes shipping (and no sales tax unless you are in the state of Michigan).
No, The MATHgic Prince Box is not only for black boys. Boys of all racial and ethnic backgrounds benefit from the math skills, confidence, and critical thinking skills our box offers.
The box imagery is curated for black boys because of the unique circumstances they face as a marginalized group and their large underrepresentation/underestimation in STEM fields. But the exciting thing about the box is that ALL boys of all backgrounds enjoy and benefit from the math confidence and skill building boost it provides while learning more about Black history (which is American history) every quarter, which benefits us all! #WinWin
We currently ship to the United States and Canada.
The MATHgic Prince Box ships within 3-5 days of order processing.
When we launched Black Girl MATHgic in 2019, we knew from the glaring data (and from our own experiences working with girls), that we had to get the girls going first. Decades of research show that girls underrate their abilities on tasks and careers that are culturally considered male, of which math is included. And women remain less likely to enroll in math-heavy fields of study and pursue math-heavy careers. This pattern persists despite major studies finding no meaningful differences in mathematics performance among girls and boys. It is mostly a matter of confidence when it comes to girls and math.
But boys need help too. They struggle with foundational math skills and concepts and they don’t alway identify as a ‘math person.’
Especially now in light of recent results that reveal historically large drops in math scores for US public-school students is a national emergency.
When the NAEP (The Nation's Report Card) compared the performance of 9-year-olds who took assessments in 2022 with data from early 2020, before the start of pandemic school closures, it found in two years, the average math score dropped seven points, the first decline of any kind in the 50-year history of the test.
Knowing this, we wanted to create an experience that helps build our boys’ math skills, confidence, and critical thinking skills and shows them that math is achievable.
There is a lot of research on these topics, with more being published regularly. Here are a few of our recommendations:
Not at all! We include a Caring Adult Guide card with tips to help you help your boy maximize his box experience. The MATHgic Prince Box is a great bonding activity for you and your boy.
And we provide a Digital Answer Key complete with a detailed breakdown and explanations - no more spending hours Googling the answers to the math homework!
We are more focused on where your boy is in his math journey more than his age. The BGM Box is designed to reinforce the foundation of math, so the lessons and activities are for those on a 3rd-8th grade math skill level.
We have two options: a 3rd-5th grade math level box and a 6th-8th grade math skill level box. For example, if you have a 14-year old boy who is in the 9th grade, but on a 6th grade math skill level, he will benefit from the box.
We suggest ordering one box per child as the box is designed for each child to complete individual activities and receive supporting items. It is also important to note, if the children are on different math grade levels, they may require a different math level box depending on their current math abilities.
We do encourage boys to interact with one another while working through their own BGM boxes!
Math is a life skill and is all around us. Math helps us with everyday things like shopping, finances, cooking and problem-solving. On top of that, having a solid math foundation can open doors that lead to many exciting, lucrative opportunities.
Furthermore, math is the foundation of STEM. STEM is a term that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. According to the National Science Foundation, to succeed in our new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past. This is impossible to do without math. Math is considered the ‘gatekeeper’ to STEM because it is naturally present in ALL STEM subjects (think Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, etc.).
Therefore, building math confidence in children from an early age is a must. With salaries in STEM careers starting at $62,000, having a solid foundation in math can set up our kids up for a financially stable adulthood. Even if they are not interested in pursuing a STEM major or career, we all need reasonably good math skills to move through life and be productive members of society.
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