Here you will see students as young as 4 and 5 years old doing algebra and "advanced" math, without ever knowing it's supposed to be hard.
You are invited to learn how to use this method...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Chistmas SALE

Well here it is the last sale of the year.

Mortco informs me the sale is for a week...I was going to leave it until the 15th but SALE ENDS the 12th...

Are you new to this? Check out Crewton Ramone's House of Math and specifically these videos.

Combo kits. The combo kit is your GO TO kit. It's also the only kit on sale. A combo kit combo consists of three trays. A top tray a bottom tray and a set of Multi tens. M10s

Two Multi tens sets per combo kit makes math faster and easier because you don't have to get out and count single ten rods. If that sentence makes no sense to you, you should come to training. If that sentence does make sense you, should still come to training. Click to see a Combo kit combo in action.
You will find this is indeed BY FAR the best, easiest, funnest way to teach math to your kids. Here are a few testimonials.

What people don't seem to understand is, this knowledge is unique. Lots of people have base ten blocks, cuisenaire rods or similar, but very few people have perfected a methodology that works to teach math conceptually and fewer still have made and effort to bring it you. Most of those who have, cost a lot more but I don't see them teaching trig to 8 year olds or teaching 4 year olds algebra.  They make money selling you books and manuals. (That are not as effective as video I might add).

If you already have base ten blocks my pdfs and videos will show you how to use them to best effect.

Basically your passport has 4 links to four passwords, three of them ONLY work on one page each but the "Sitewide" works on lots of pages. If all else fails:

Total it up and use this link:

BTW I also take those old fashioned things called CHECKS by snail mail. Here is my contact information.

Already have blocks, need help learning to use them.

Passwords and Training Only.

P4 "Lifetime" Passport. 4 Passwords. $349.95 SALE: $300.00 + DDnDD, 2 Trainings + Q&A
Save $100.00
A4 Annual Passport. 4 Passwords. $125.95 SALE: $108.00 + DDnDD, 1 Training + Q&A
Save $50.00


P2 2 Passwords One Year $249.98 SALE: $108.00  + DDnDD 1 Training + Q&A
Parent Training only.  1 Password. $149.99
SiteWide. 1 Password.  Most Bang for the buck. $99.99

That's basically like getting a year of access for $29.99 +50.00 P/T Training + 19.99 DDnDD

And I'll throw these in for FREE for a year.

EZ PZ Overview 1 Password. 39.95 Included in P4 &A4
Trig 1 Password. 39.95 Included in P4 & A4

Break it into 10 payments:

Alt Email:

Just Want Blocks

Combo Kit Combo

Blocks only:

Combo Kit Only Reg $95.00 Sale $80.00

Deluxe Combo Ki Combo
Combo Kit Combo Reg $130.00 Sale $100.00
One Combo kit plus One Multi Tens (M10)

Deluxe Combo Kit Combo  Reg $165.00 Sale $135.00

M10 Only Reg $42.00 Sale $35.00
M10 Pair Reg  $84.00 Kirk Lunde Special $60.00
M10 Four Reg $168.00 Sale $130.00 (2@30 2@35)

Plus I'll throw in the PDF's Package if you don't already have them. Plus Q&A.

PH# For Shipping

Just Want To Teach Using Blocks 

Set Up Your Homeschool. Buy cases, get Passwords and Training FREE.

Case of Combo Kits (4)
Reg $330.75 Sale $280.00

Case of Combo Kit Combos (4/4)
Reg $520.00 Sale $410.00

Case of Deluxe Combo Kit Combos (4/8)
Reg $666.75 Sale 540.00

Case of M10s (20)
Reg 42 ea. Sale 600.00 30 ea. (20)

THREE Cases CKCs (12/12) $1140.00

THREE Cases DCKCs (12/24) $1550.00

Buy any one case I'll throw in the PDF's Package if you don't already have them.  Plus ONE Training and the Q&A.

**Order two cases of Deluxe Combo kit combos, receive one extra training for a total of TWO.

***3 cases  CKCs receive A4 (Annual passport all four! $108.00), + Total two trainings $100.00 Save $208.00
****4 cases (combo kits or three cases DCKCs) receive A4, +Total three trainings
Save $258.00

PH# For Shipping

Need Blocks and Training On a Budget

Combo Kit Only 
Combo Kit Combo
Deluxe Combo Kit Combo

+P/T  Training Password ONLY (P/T good for one year) +PDFs + 1 Training + Q&A

Combo Kit Only 
Combo Kit Combo
Deluxe Combo Kit Combo

+Sitewide (SW Good for one year)  ONLY+PDFs + 1 Training + Q&A

Sorry no ten pay option.

PH# & Specify SW or PT

PDF Package Only

PDF Package:
Counters Compendium

My Three Books for $14.99 Reg 24.98.  Don't get this if you are getting ANY Passport or Blocks. Divinely Dandy Division is usually $19.99 alone.

Skip Count Tape and Coloring books.

If you are new and just want to put a toe in as it were.

Skip count CD on sale for $10.00,  Coloring books 20 or both for $25.00, or CD coloring books and PDFs for $37.99 for people who aren't ordering kits or passwords. Again don't get PDFs here if you are ordering kis or passwords because he pdfs are included...if you want to add the skip count CD to any order use the all else fails link below.

PH# For Shipping



Not on sale but offered.
5 Classes $200.00 upfront or $50.00@ via vid chat.
Openings for bright 5-8 year olds to join existing vid classes on Mondays 8am HST, Wednesdays 1PM HST.
Bright 8-10 year olds Wednesdays 10am
Bright 7-9 year olds Wednesdays 3pm HST
Bright 11-12 year olds Wednesdays 12pm or 3pm HST emphasis on Algebra.
All classes are one hour and start promptly.

I'll teach math to your homeschool.

Just an Idea: $1299.00 Math Coaching. 2x a week for six months, 26 weeks. Regular "sessions" one hour each in small groups. Work with parents/teachers and their children showing them how this method works by actually tutoring your students right in front of you and then explaining to you what I did and why. This is like OTJ training for those of of you who are thinking about tutoring as an option to supplement your income as a home based business.  Works out $25.00 an hour and will only work if several people or home school groups sign up. Or $699.00 for 13 weeks. If it's 10 people in your homeschool group that works out to $69.99 a person. And it would be best if you were one group behind one terminal but you could be in up to 9 different places. And I could mix and match homeschool groups...

Also have now done several teleseminars for homeschool's not as hard as you think.  There's plenty of easy tech that turns your big screen tv into your computer monitor...put your lap top in front of the tv and boom two way vid chat to a group.

I get to take screen shots and video. 

Contact for details. Put Math Coaching in The Subject Line.

 "Being clever I came up with a combination not covered above:"

All Else Fails Link:

Total it up and use this link:

For example you want to add a CD or coloring books to an order above and do in one transaction.

When you get your blocks, get some training.  All Lifetime Passports and Annuals come with a least ONE complimentary training.  These usually cost 50 bucks.  I will also throw in BOTH my Division Book and Counters Compendium for people who buy any combination of blocks and as you see, at reduced prices if you get the skip count tape and coloring books.  If you have a password you can download Supremely Simple Subtraction and the Curious Counters Compendium plus a boat load of other PDFs here.


Also I think I will throw in one hour a week Q&A for the month of Jan not necessarily training just Q& to any who buy ANYthing,  I will have a google hangout open for an hour once a many have found, I can clear up a lot of irking questions in short order.

The point is to get you started; once you get started you'll have fun and once you start having fun and learning math you don't need me anymore you can use the blog and website.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trigonometery For Little Kids with base ten blocks.

In this pic we see our little man looking from 60° so we can figure out the relationships and put them on the table.
Quick lesson on Trig. This was maybe 15 minutes of an hour lesson where we practiced addends, algebra, multiplication, subtraction, division and more. If it was a little kid we would have drawn a generic triangle and talked about SOH CAH TOA. And that would have been it.  See: How To Teach Trig To Eight Year Olds.

This child was 10, so we did a little more. Talked about two special triangles and made a little trig table, NOTE we did not rationalize the denominators, that will be another lesson. Baby steps. Concept 5: no fun get back to one...
One concept at a time. Keep the cognitive load LOW. Right now most important is understanding what SIN means, which is simply the relationship between the opposite side and the hippopotamus...but you need to understand the what the opposite side means and that it depends on where you are. But look at it as vocabulary. SIN COS AND TAN are words that have meaning and are the basis (along with
Pythagorean theorem) of trigonometry.
We talked about Pythagorean theorem (one or more lessons in and of itself), the fact that the angles add up o 180 another lesson in and of itself and a great way to practice some subtraction...subtract from 100, 100.00 and then subtract from 90 and 90.00.

I hope you can see how after a little bit of practice figuring out angles, where we subtract from 90 you could easily segue into subtraction or algebra lessons x + 60 = opposed to dumping it all on them all at once and then going into the unit circle...sin = y and cos = x?? What? Just memorize SIN30° = .5

We talked about that too...if all I did was memorize SIN30° = .5  and didn't even know that meant the relationship between the opposite side and the hypotenuse was one to two, trig is going to be hard and NO FUN...and no fun. And if I play on the unit circle without even having been exposed to basic concepts the cognitive load is too high, not to mention they probably aren't even trying to teach to my learning style, and I get an "F" and then I have self esteem problems...and $35 bucks a month is too much. OK.
There are a leaste SIX separate lessons here...all of which can be EASILY understood by a six year old if you keep the numbers small while explaining the concepts. Get a password. For $35 bucks a month for 10 months you can have these lessons and more FOR LIFE and AVOID the tears that typically come with math when they are teens...most people wait until their kids are 13 or 14 or even 15 and 16 and confused instead of avoiding the problem in the first place. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Birthday Sale!

Birthday Sale! $300.00 Lifetime Passport.

Time to get back to work as a lot of you are either back to school or kicking off another year of homeschooling. So to celebrate my youngest turning 10, I'm taking 50 bucks off (1/7 off) the regular $350.00 price of a LIFETIME Password, Passport, through October 2nd.

Sorry no 10 pay option.

You get Lifetime Benefits for one low price. What you get is a Passport that has 4 passwords to all my password protected content. PLUS you'll get info on how to get into the new Kajabi site's Parent Teacher Training for just $1.00!

See all you get here:

Sitewide: $50.00

As an less expensive alternative, I will give you "the site wide pass" (just the site wide pass) for $50 and if you upgrade to a LIFETIME (ie all 4 passwords) within 30 days (Deadline: Halloween 31OCT2016) the upgrade will only be $250.00! Otherwise, enjoy the Statewide Password for an entire year plus a month for just 50 bucks. (Expires: Halloween 31OCT2017)!


Sitewide: this is the password that gets you the most bang for the buck. It's the password that gets you into the most pages. It gets you into all of these pages (and more):

Completing The Square: This page takes from the very basic starting with young children through all the various lessons you need to make this part of the algebra easy and understandable. I will also give you quite a bit regarding square numbers, square roots, dividing by two, squaring numbers that end in 5 and other basic foundational concepts that make math EZ and fun.  This link takes you to the "start" of it, beginning with the FREE page.

Advanced Algebra:  This page show how to do negative expressions and integers as well as graphing polynomials, some story problems and more. Shows little kids doing "advanced" math. The point is not that they are geniuses the point is if they can do it you can do it and learn how o show your kids too.  There is NO PLACE else you will find 5 and 6 year olds factoring problems like x² - x - 6 or 8 year olds factoring third and fourth power polynomials and HAVING FUN DOING IT.  They ask for it. 

Percentages:This page is great because it makes percentages so easy. Problems like 12 is what percent of 40?  Or 49 is 70% of what number? Are super easy once you can see what you are doing. This page is priceless because the knowledge you find on it is contained nowhere else on the internet that I've seen. 

Problem Solving. This page makes problem solving child's play; also introduces systems of equations using "Ten Apples Up On Top".  Problems like  3x - 2 =  2x + 5 are explained in detail. 

Sample Lessons: This page alone is worth the whole price. Not just theory but theory in practice you get to see me "do it," unrehearsed on the fly with real live students of all ages and abilities. As one little girl recently said, "it's WAY more fun when you are doing it, than just watching videos." This is why we say math is NOT a spectator sport.

Sample Lessons with Sarah: Speaking of theory in practice, here is a page of vids with me working with an autistic girl. You see some of the actual lessons that got her to pass her GED and ACT Compass test. We should be very thankful to Sarah and her mom for giving me permission to use these. "Maybe another autistic  person like me will see it and they will know math is easy too because they saw me. Yeah?" I have been told this is an invaluable resource because it shows how to break concepts down so simply that her autism isn't a barrier and at times can actually be an advantage.

DBoyz playing with math. Example isn't a way to teach. It's THE ONLY way to teach. At Crewton Ramone's House of Math I don't show you how theory...I show you how.  You too can tailor lessons for you kids that make learning math fun easy and personalized for your child.

Raymond's Page. More sample lessons with another student. This a bright young student. By now it should start to ecome clear the concepts are the same and so are some of the lessons...the more you see theory in practice the easier it will be to practice the theory with you own students and get stellar results.

Emma's Page:  This child was labeled, they wanted to introduce drugs. As Far as I could tell she was a normal child who was just bored to tears in school.

Functions & Relationships This is a pdf of one of the old out of print Series A manuals. Clears up a lot of issues students have with pre-calculus concepts and shows you how to do some basic water tank and constant rate problems with a half hour video. Again, nobody is showing you how to do this kind of math with the ten and under crowd. NOBODY.

This is NOT a complete list, explore and discover--find a couple of Easter Eggs for yourself. When in doubt use your sitewide password.

***Side note: there are Free videos and training which you will find valuable on all of these pages.

SCREENCASTS: Here are two pages many people overlook. One has over 70 FREE screencasts and the Password Protected Screencast Page on has another 23 vids which equates to more than 4 hours more training via screencast. All are short video lessons, usually less than 10 minutes long, (none of them more than 15 minutes long) so you can do it in bite size pieces.

Parent Teacher Training: $50.00 = $100.00 off.

Or maybe you'd rather just have Training. I will give you "Parent Teacher Training" (just training) for $50 and if you upgrade to a LIFETIME within 30 days (Deadline: Halloween 31OCT2016) the upgrade will only be $250.00! Otherwise enjoy Parent Teacher Training (at the house of math) for an entire year plus a month for just $50.00. (Expires: Halloween 31OCT2017)! You can find Parent Teacher training on both my website and the new Kajabi site...the new site has better quality videos and an improved format. But the P/T Training at the house of math has all the same content and instead of 14.95 or 149.95 you are getting it for 13 months for 50 bucks.  (If you upgrade I'll send you info on how to get in to the Kajabi site for just $1.00).


You can also use this link if all else fails:

But wait there's more:

$20.00 Bonus!

As an added bonus for this sale only I will send you all three of my PDF's including Divinely Dandy Non Difficult Division which is usually $9.99 (lifetimers get a special code) or $19.99 (regular retail), the printable version of Supremely Simple Subtraction (if you have the FREE version you may have noted you can't print it) and the Curious Counter's Compendium.  Those who get passwords can use the site wide password here but note you'd still have to pay for Divinely Dandy Non Difficult Division. SO it really is a $20.00 bonus.


Weekly Training:

Friday Training beginning 30SEPT2016 at 6am HST returns. This will be an introductory/refresher training, FREE.

Saturday1OCT2016 at 6am HST. This will be for those who have lifetime passes that came with training and/or bought a lifetime during a previous sale that included FREE training. Otherwise this training is $50.00, but if you buy a lifetime passport here you can come free. Saturday trainings are RARE.

YOU NEED GMAIL vid chat installed and you need to email me with your gmail email address and I will add you to a circle, I use GMAIL hangouts for training, and then have GMAIL OPEN when the time comes and you will get an invite. Simply click it. Having your computer on is not sufficient, you need to have a internet connection,  web browser open and be on gmail and you need to install the video chat plug in, takes just a few minutes--having gmail without the video chat plug in will not suffice either.  There are also youtube videos that show you how.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Be Careful With Worksheets (Reprise)

Be Careful With Worksheets otherwise you end up with kids like this:

That's my son, save yours from a similar fate. Take Crewton Ramone's teacher training and learn how to play math and make it fun for your kids.  Here are few comments off the new Kajabi site:

This was a low stress test--should have been fun and easy making 9's and 10's, he is showing classic test anxiety and stress ticks in his hands and neck it's all in his mind and attitude but you can see the effects are very physically real.

I actually went down to his school and told his teacher to STOP giving him worksheets. He's known how to make nines and tens since he was 4 or 5...oh look! Video proof:

But he had been literally stressed out with multiplication worksheets over and over and over again...btw he's known his multiplication tables out to 12 since he was 6 or 7 again I have it on video...we were working on 13 to 20 when we were interrupted.

Be careful with homework too.

Research Shows Homework Doesn’t Improve Academic Performance, 

It Makes It Worse

Especially if that homework is a drill for time math worksheet or yet another mind numbing multiplication worksheet.

Don't believe me? Do a search on Finnish Schools

"In the past decade, Finnish students have hit it out of the park. Their PISA scores in math, science and reading have been at, or very near, the top year after year, while the US has floundered near the middle and bottom. In 2000, the Finnish surprised everyone when their students placed first on the reading portion of the test. In the latest results released in 2010, Finland scored third in reading, sixth in math and second in science. The US trailed coming in at seventeenth in reading, twenty-third in science and thirty-first in math." ~We Are Teachers.

Timed tests will cause more of this for my son, pressure tests where he isn't fully prepared will be worse than that, he is now in a private college prep school.

And you wonder why Crewton Ramone is the alter ego of a pissed off math tutor; this is what they do to kids and this kid is my son. He did not come into the world this way and he did not always behave this way especially during math. We rarely used paper and pencil just blocks or a white board and STILL look at his face in the first does he looked stressed or like he's having fun racing his brother in this video? Then look at the first video...note his hands and how long it took him as compared to the younger boys who have yet to be damaged.

Don't worry though, they eventually got to the younger boy too...

Manipulatives to drawings to symbols.

Like language, it's important that the students hear the patterns as well as see any patterns before they write down the symbols. Multiplication is a great example of this idea. Long before students see a multiplication table or worksheet young students should be singing songs, using blocks and hearing the patterns that are associated with the various multiplication tables. Then when they are exposed to the symbols, they understand what they mean. They understand that three times three is written 3 x 3 and that it really is the same as nine. The equals sign and all the symbols are understood. If your children are playing with blocks they can see that nine is a square number and what that means. Nine really is square even though the symbol for nine has curves and a circle. 9. Look at it, it doesn't look very square, little kids and even some older kids can get caught up in the symbols instead of understanding the concepts and what the symbols represent.

Parents and teachers can use worksheets to reinforce math learning but they should be used sparingly to introduce new ideas, if at all. With manipulative based teaching we always start in the concrete with base ten blocks, then move to sketching then at last to the symbols. Since most worksheets are symbol based, it's only natural that they should be used last not first. Concept based teaching techniques emphasize understanding the concepts long before students see the symbols. In fact, a lot of little kids can start getting complex math concepts well before they can write complex symbols, however understand for everything there is a season the best time to introduce large numbers of math facts is early on according to their ability to generate brainwaves in particular ranges at particular ages. In the early years they are in "download mode." So large numbers of facts can be downloaded and when I say facts I don't just mean math facts. When have finally figured out early is better when teaching languages and rather than being confused they switch between languages easily. Also as an aside if you have various base en block sets in different colors he kids will switch between blocks easily, it's he parents ha get confused and often pass it on to the kids but left to their own devices they know what a three looks like with Mortensen Blocks as compared to Cuisenaire rods...the nine is blue with one teal with the other, occasionally autistic kids or other learning challenged kids can have problems but not as often as you might think. If it is a problem, stick with one or the other but years of experience tells me the parents have a much harder time than most "normal" students. You will find this in teacher training and linked in many places, a post called house for a duck explains this a little more in depth than I need to go into it here.

Think of like an Ipod, you come in clean slate and down load for about 12 years or so and then you begin playing he songs. In other words first you "download" the info and store it, THEN you use that information. First you get the thoughts or ideas then you think about those thoughts or ideas. First you acquire those thoughts and beliefs then you create a life based on those thoughts and beliefs. First you acquire he programs then you run the programs. First you acquire the math facts and formulas then you apply the math facts and formulas. First knowledge then application. My focus is on helping you help your students with step one: making 45 addends and 400 multiplication facts available for instant recall in a FUN way, NOT drill hardship and stress that leads to what you see in the first video up there.

Here is a page of testimonials.

Using math worksheets 

to introduce math concepts is literally teaching backwards.


First Grade Math Worksheets should be introduced after quite a bit of playing has been done. That way the worksheet is just practice that allows you to see how well they understand the math concepts you are teaching. They can be used for drills but using drills at an early age has unintended consequences, you don't want to turn them off at an early age and excessive drills will do just that eventually. The worksheets should be easy to begin with and then become more challenging as the student's confidence builds. They should be thought of as practice instead of as tests or drills or something to be fretted over. Some students develop math anxiety at an young age and worse test anxiety AS YOU CAN PLAINLY SEE. Of course formally educated teachers with degrees from American universities are ever so much smarter than I am and we have the Post Traumatic Math Disorder in many, many students to prove it.

If the child firmly grasps the concepts any math worksheet should be simple or at worst “challenging.” If children don't have the writing skills required you can actually do the writing for them. Be sure THEY tell you what to write, you are not doing it for them just writing the symbols. This is more for parents or home schoolers because teachers in school will find this impossible unless the number of children is very small in their classroom and we all know they rarely are.

Often times it's a good idea to play with the concepts for several days and then give the worksheet on Thursday. If the students don't complete it they can take it home and/or they can finish it off on Friday. If you are homeschooling or just giving your child a head start, be sure you play for a couple of days at leaste before you get out a worksheet. With first graders you can often use the same or very similar worksheets every few months and it will be "new" again. This is normal it takes quite a few impressions to get information into the long term memory. Many teachers lament that after Summer Vacation or even Christmas or Spring Break their students don't remember most of what they have been taught. FEAR NOT. It's not about storage hat capacity is unlimited it about retrieval. It's still “in there” and this is a great time to bring it out with a practice sheet on material they are already familiar also can give you a gauge on what you should play next. This is education. Edu cate: "to draw forth" not "to cram in."

Worksheets are great for reinforcement, and great teaching tools when used properly. I have quite a few worksheets but I don't make them easy to find or get to on purpose because to many will go there first and use them incorrectly. Dig around my site there are lots of FREE ones and then there is a collection of them here but you need a password and some training.

These were the worksheets we were playing with in the first video...basically you make nines and tens. If done right playfully, your kids will be able to make change faster than a cash register...if done incorrectly you get what you see in video one. CHOOSE. My sons went to public school against my will BTW.

Using the Making Change Worksheets. (Be sure you have the latest JAVA update to view.)

Practice and fun will make it easy to do calculations in their head, no pencil no paper. Automatic.

Now that you have been well admonished:

at Crewton Ramone's House of Math. More free worksheets and books coming soon. Maybe get a lifetime password while you can still make 10 easy payments of $35.00 and be in for life. The trig page alone is worth tha...

PS Yes it is infuriating that this happened to my own sons, but I think their sons will not be subject to same and later in life like me they will know first hand of which they speak should they decide to pick up this torch and carry it further...or maybe they'll just be singers or play drums. Happy more important than mathy.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Base Ten Block Training with Crewton Ramone on Kajabi

Teacher training vids are all up over on the kajabi site.

BTW there's stuff on the teacher training page you WILL NOT GET ANYWHERE else. Good stuff I might add--you can tell from the reactions of the people on the video and the comments.

Here is the into vid on that page:

Basic concepts explained, as one person (ahem) said but never made a written comment or testimonial "Just the videos on the teacher training page blow your mind over and over again. It's like you can't watch them fast enough because you can't wait to have your mind blown again...." Or something to that effect. lol It's fun to have your mind blown, and have "Aha!" moments.

The point is i will make you a better teacher and MUCH MORE effective with these base ten blocks--if you disagree PLEASE put a comment below. If You've been through and haven't made a comment: now's your chance. You got/get straight talk, and good glimpse into why and how and when to teach math to your kids.

As I said Lifetime Passwords are about to go away. This price for Teacher Training will eventually include a physical product, if you want it...5 DVD set...have to make a vid for the page so you can see what you get. hat will be up shortly as with the rest of my password pages I give you an overview of the actual page just haven't gotten to it yet. But basically check the link in the comments, basically the same stuff. I charge minimum $50 bucks an hour. $150 bucks is a deal for over 10 hours of unique Training...and some of it can be applied to any subject not just math. 

Also now 14.95 a month; you watch it all in a month: cancel, done. Binge watching on a weekend not recommended but if you don't have a lot to spend 14.95 is a steal. And you should get to all of it in a month. Then a couple months later you can sign up again and have them good for another month. Simple. You are current: your password works; you aren't: it doesn't. SIMPLE. Those that get the $149.95 training will get the physical product at cost (cost plus shipping) or close to it.

Also you will be able to apply the $150, to the price of an annual which will include EVERYTHING you got at the house of math just on the new Kajabi site.   Then there will be additional training/courses you can add. Life Timers will always get steep discounts. But the stuff you had access to on the Password Pages you will always have access to, jus on a different site and in slightly different form.  Migrating all the PDF's is going to be a chore lol...

Don't forget you can become an affiliate and get paid to make better teachers! (25%).

Check it out! It's starting to function.

Meantime here it is at he house of math:

Comments from those who have already been through it appreciated either FB or here on blogger. Eventually I will screenshot them and use them elsewhere. Like I said no brochure makes the hotel look bad, your comments matter.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Become An Affiliate.

To sign up so you can get PAID for turning your friends on to concept based teaching through Crewton Ramone's House of Math just click this link and sign up. You will need to set up or have an account with PAYPAL. The money will automatically be forwarded to your paypal email.

YES! I want to become an affiliate.
You can be proud to share these links and PDFs. Your friends and family will thank for it. But don't take my word for it check out these testimonials.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Problem Solving With Hero Zero.

solving equations, manipulatives,

Here is a short video that might change the way you look at equations and your understanding of the equals sign. =

This symbols never lies.  = means same. Here is what many consider a novel approach to problem solving. Hero zero makes an appearance and over time problem solving this way will be second nature. You job is to get them to understand equals means SAME and introduce the concept of hero zero and sometimes same is NOT visually obvious and we have to get help from our hero zero.

In the problem 5x + 16 = 4x +12 we are going to end up with NOTHING on one side. We have a symbol for nothing ZERO.

We start off with a low degree of difficulty like this:

3x + 2 = 2x + 6


5x + 16 = 4x +12


2x - 3 = x + 5

a few more and these kinds of problems won't be scary at all.

Find out more about the best ways to use your base ten blocks at Crewton Ramone's house of math.

Get my book on subtraction, Crewton Ramone's Supremely Simple Subtraction it also covers the basics of this kind of problem solving. These concepts can be taught to and understood by even very young students. Hopefully you begin to see how it all goes together...check out this what's under the cup video and you can see problem solving introduced in the most basic way with what's under the cup. When we bust out hero zero we have moved down the road a little. But 5 + x = 10 and 8 + x = 10 and 3 + x = 8 are great ways to start with the CONCEPT of making same and then finding same on both sides is a natural progression. Moving from whats under the cup to seeing 8 + x = 10 = 8 + 2 therefore x must be two is just another more complicated way of playing what's under the cup, but to kids who have played what's under the cup at an early age the symbols make sense because they have SEEN what the symbols represent from an early age.

"Sometimes it is useful to know how large your zero is." ~Anon

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Vid From The Vaults

A year later at Sweet 16, but now Sweet 16 is about to turn 21.

This is a fun video covering some basic concepts in geometry. Basically, I demystify distance formula for a giggly girl.  Pythagorean theorem.  I always looked forward to fooling around with math with her because we always ended up laughing our butts off.  (See second video.) And this usually led to sloppy notation on my part. The point is she was understanding the fundamental concepts. There is a point in the video where I write out distance formula and fail to put the 2's in for the squares...very annoying looking back but she fully understood they were squares. Other than that, I hope you see how teaching her the fundamental concept of a² + b² = c² improved her understanding dramatically and therefore her grade.

Then she could see that a was equal to the difference of x's and b was equal to the difference of y's.

a = (x₂ - x₁)  b = (y₂ - y₁)

Look at how many less symbols I need to say it mathematically.

Then we have to square them and then square root them AFTER we add them together.

(x₂ - x₁)² + (y₂ - y₁)²  = D²  so  D = √(x₂ - x₁)² + (y₂ - y₁)²         which if you think about it a little is just

a² + b² = c²

a little "gussied up" as my grandma would say.   Anyhow there should be 2's there...but as I said the lesson was understood.

Anyhow I dug this out of the archives. The first video hasn't been seen by anyone but me. The second one as I type this has about 50 hits.

We always just laughed and laughed and laughed. Before me, math made her cry. It was those tears that made her dad break down and call me.

These are typical high school math lessons right out of the textbook. I claim exemption from copyright under the education purposes only clause. This blog is free to view and so is the video. Besides these types of questions and horrid explanations certainly are not unique to this text book manufacturer. Often I barely have time to develop concepts because the book covers so much in just a few pages. And people say I skip around. What a joke.

Take a look at the topics covered in that first video...the way they are presented the kids can't figure out it's all basically the same concept...just variation of applying algebra and Pythagorean theorem to get the job done whether it was distance or mid-points.  Learn how to use base ten blocks.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Completing The Square New Password Protected Page.

Me trying to complete the completing the square pages.  I  hope you can see that part of this is showing you repetitive lessons that get the students ready for "advanced" mathematics, but it's not advanced if the various parts are easily understood. 

Basic concepts like understanding the equals sign means SAME dividing by two, what a square number is and what square root means need to be understood and internalized WHILE we learn concepts in algebra. Being able to write an expression different ways but have it be the same just in different forms need to be understood too.

Just playing with square numbers at an early age teaches so much, and more importantly makes life easier later.  This page takes you from lessons with toddlers to lessons with high school students all centering around completing the square.

base ten blocks, squaresFrom things as simple as multiplying and dividing by two, building and knowing square numbers, how to square numbers that end in 5,  square numbers whose roots we call radicals--so many fun things we can do with with square numbers including delve into the imaginary.Don't worry we won't go there this time around, but we will head down the road to understanding where the quadratic formula comes from and how to derive it.

But we get there in baby steps. Understanding basic concepts along the way.

So I have added a little to the basic completing the square page.  Now when you go there you can end up

which is the entrance page to a nice little page chock full of lessons on completing the square and square numbers. It even contains a link to this blog that you may have missed because it's a few years old, driving home the point that the posts get old but not the lessons on those posts. The page has videos that very few people have seen according to their hit count on youtube because they are not public (I'm talking to you Shalynn). Start at the top and work your way down. Now that you know where you are going maybe you will look at those early videos differently.

The password you need is the sitewide password.  Those that have a lifetime pass just got ye more value for money already spent.  You won't find the videos on these pages anywhere else. They don't come up in searches, you have to know the link. Here is a much more detailed tour of what you get on this page. I could make a PDF on this one topic alone like Supremely Simple Subtraction or Divinely Dandy non Difficult Division--but it's going to be awhile.

Please come back and leave a comment for others.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Division. Simple.

Divinely Dandy non Difficult Division is in fact done. Now I just, have to get out to you. Division is basically being able to make a rectangle and describe the sides using numbers.

If you have already have a password. DON'T CLICK this link and buy until you check your email for the promocode that gives you half off.  If you have ever gotten a password or product from me don't click link check your email instead you may get a promo code. There are only 300 promocodes. There are more than twice as many emails as that going out. So don't delay. Also be aware that if you only ever got SSS for free you won't be getting a promocode just an email informing you that it's ready, so no rush.  But here is the link to buy it for $19.99:

division, factoring, multiplication

Concept number three: we form rectangles to facilitate counting.  Many people think division, factoring and multiplication are three different things instead of variations on a theme or ONE thing..  In divinely Dandy non Difficult Division I show you plainly it's the same thing and best of all it's easy. I also show you how to use the rectangle to organize thought. I left out Trig on purpose because people think triangles are hard and there will one day be a book like this on trig alone. Hopefully, you can see how C= ╬áD and 18 = 3x6 and sin30° = 1/2 go together using the rectangle but if not, it will be spelled out for you at a later date.

Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of what you are getting. This version is printable for EVERYBODY not just those who have passwords. If you have Supremely Simple Subtraction it's basically like that but for division: lots of pictures and illustrations with links to videos for further explanation.

division with base ten blocks

As with all of my books so far it wasn't what to put in, but what to leave out. I put examples of problems that work out perfectly to start but there are also remainders and ones that don't work out evenly. Fractions will one day have it's own book and so will percentages so I lightly touched on those topics here but basically focused on "long" division concepts in a very traditional manner but without all the constrictions of traditional teaching without base ten blocks or manipulatives. 

division, manipulatives, base ten blocks

I also included more instructional pages that were mostly made by Andrea and Sonya but I edited and added a little to it because the primary axiom is keep it simple.  So you are getting two books in one.
There are 24 pages of meat and potatoes and just a few pages of the title page and dedication page and I just noticed the people who made this PDF didn't give themselves a credit page.  I assure you I didn't pull this off alone.  It also has hypertext you can click that will take you to The House Of Math's Division pages, division is covered here on this blog too. Dig around a little.

The idea is with this book when it comes to division you won't have to dig anymore: it's all laid out for you.  I am so pleased with this book that I'm actually doubling the price to 20 bucks. But for a limited number (not a limited time) I will be selling a few hundred copies at a lower price, WITH the understanding that you guys will put comments in the comments boxes of the sales pages so people can see that it's not just me. Supremely simple subtraction does well because it has at the time of this writing 51 comments from people other than Crewton Ramone.  Please take a moment to comment or hit like on some one else's if you haven't already.

The first hundred will get it for 10 bucks. The next for 12.95, the next for 14.95 which is the price I was planning on leaving at for the duration but instead I will attempt to reward the people who have supported me in the past with a lower price and a first look. After the first 300 copies go out, it will be 19.99. I am amazed to see that I have over 500 unique names on various lists...60% of them will get a discount. I assume most people will want it after seeing the subtraction book, plus I'm testing out an "upsell" feature where you will be offered The Curious Counters' Compendium for two bucks more. If you have a password, you won't want this because it's already FREE with your password.  HOWEVER quite a few of you have this book and there are only three comments on the page. Please take a moment to comment or hit like on some one else's if you haven't already. So bossy, I know, but it really makes a BIG difference.

division basics

The table of contents usually comes in the front but this book is short enough I put it in the back along with links to videos for further instruction. 

Here is a video that shows the whole book. Get your own copy instantly.