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...



Saturday, November 28, 2015

X-MASS SALE.





For those of you who are new to all this you might want to click on some of the posts you see over there, "4 year old math enrichment" is a good one so is "long division with base ten blocks."  Then you'll see why people comment the way they do. I'm the only Crewton Ramone on Facebook find me there and ask questions if you need to. You can also get a sample of what I do by getting Supremely Simple Subtraction for FREE!


SALE IS OVER!



If all else fails use this link:
Need Name, Address and Ph# if you use this link:
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Training passes.  Training is about to go up dramatically. So I have offered some steep savings if you buy in advance. Training will be once a month usually on a Friday or Saturday at a time that is convenient to the most people for that month.  Will never please everybody but will try to make it at the best time for the most people.  Monitor FB for details.

RED = Sales Price. 
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GREEN = Current Price.
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BLUE = Difference over new prices/current (negative sign means new prices are less than current prices)




BOOKS: (Lvl 2 and 3 at these prices are a SUPER DEAL)
SMILEY FACE AND LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2
$75.00
$100.00 & $157.50
137.50...
+$37.50/-$20.00 SF/LVL1
+$82.50/+$20.00 LVL2

LEVEL 3 (this is a GREAT DEAL)
$50.00
$157.50
$137.50
+$107.50!!!/-$20.00

CASE OF 150 BOOKS Mix and match (ie could be one of each or all three of one kind or...)
$150.00
Save up to $322.50!!!

NO Lvl 4 & 5 Currently; coming soon. 



ALGEBRA GUIDEBOOK L1
$15.00
$25.00
$20.00
+$10.00/-$10.00

MANUAL L1
$30.00
$40.00
$30.00
+$10.00/-$10.00

MANUAL L2
$18.75
$35.00
$25.00
+$16.25/-$10.00

MANUAL L3
$22.50
$40.00
$30.00
+$17.50/-$10.00

**MANUALS SERIES A  (BEST deal at any price. If you don't have these, GET THESE.)
$25.00
$31.50
$27.50
Better than a Level One Teachers Manual...and costs less. Series A manuals are 10 manuals that show how to use the blocks. Games and Activities, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and divisions, fractions,  functions and relationships, story problems, algebraic operations,  solving equations.

GAMES GAMES & ACTIVITIES MANUAL
$11.81
$15.00
$15.75

GETTING STARTED MANUAL
$11.81
$15.00
$15.75



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SKIP COUNT CD ONLY

$9.80
$15.00
$15.75

ALGEBRA LEVEL 1 DVD
$26.14
$40.00
$42.00

KEYS ANSWER KEYS 2-5 CD (Note: this is a CD, not a set of books.)
$26.80 
$150.00
$40.00
+$123.20/$13.20

SKIP COUNT CD & COLORING BOOKS
$45.50




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BLOCKS:
Look below for packages. If you Plan to buy blocks AND Passwords and/or Training.

COMBO KIT
$80.75
$88.75
$95.00

COMBO KIT "COMBO" 
$100.00
$128.75
$120.00
+$28.75/-$8.75

COMBO KIT CASE OF 4
$281.14

$315.00
$330.75

MULTIPLE TENS KIT
$35.70
$40.00
$42.00

REG CURRICULUM START 
$378.00
$400.00
$420.00

DELUXE CURRICULUM STARTER KIT  (DCSK)
$496.12
$525.00
$551.25


FRACTIONS KIT
$108.67
$115.00
$120.75


FRACTIONS CASE 6-10 (6 or more for discount)
$99.22ea
$105.00ea
$110.25ea


TEN THOUSAND SQUARE
$35.70
$40.00
$42.00

VERY BASIC BASIC OP
$58.01
$65.00
$68.25

V BASIC BOP ADD ON
$44.62
$50.00
$52.50










OTHER KITS
Numeral ID Kit

ANIMALS  N STUFF PATRN BK 
6.25
7.00
7.35

ANIMALS N STUFF + 2 TRIANGLE TRAYS   
20.22
40.25
26.96

NUMERAL IDENTIFICATION
26.77
Addition Subtraction Kit
30.00
31.50

NUMBER PICTURE FUN  
58.01
65.00
68.25

QUARTER TRAY ONLY  
15.17
17.00
17.85

TRIANGLE TRAY 
8.03
9.00
9.45

ADDITION SUBTRACTION  
35.70
40.00
42.00






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PASSWORDS AND TRAINING

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$225.00
$249.00
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+$24.00/+$124.00

Receive Bonus Pass to TWO,  4 -5 Hour Trainings in 2016,  (200.00 Value)

Annual Pass Both P/T Training AND Sitewide:
(Two passwords good for 1 year.)
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Reg price is $49.95 for ONE, save almost $30.00.


**Annual Pass All 4, EZ PZ and Trig Plus  P/T Training AND Sitewide Passwords: (Four passwords good for 1 year.)
$89.95 
 Receive Bonus Passwords for Trig to 8 Year Olds and EZ PZ(All four Passwords During this Sale Only.)   These pages are usually $39.95 each and the passwords are usually 49.95 each.


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PASSWORDS:

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ONLY No video training included. You of course get the P/T Training page, tho.

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10x $8.00
 
ONLY No video training included. You of course get the P/T Training page, tho.


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 **Training Pass (Training was $25.00 soon $100.00 soon after that $200.00 starting in June. So there will be 6 @ $100 and 6 @ $200) You can buy as many passes as you want. 1, 2, 3,...6...10.  I will be doing six different trainings. Basically you are locking in savings NOW. Look for a new post on this soon.  But it will be a smart idea to buy in advance.
$50.00 Each.
$25.00
$100.00/$200.00

-$25.00/+$50.00/+$150.00



**VIDEO TRAINING + Passwords
 
T2 10x $10.00 Two Training Passes ONLY.
T3 10x $15.00  Three
Training Passes ONLY.
T4 10x $20.00  Four Training Passes ONLY.
T5 10x $25.00 Five Passes plus bonus ANNUAL Password of Your Choice (ie One password.)
T6 10x $30.00 Six Passes plus bonus ANNUAL Passwords of Your Choice (ie Two passwords.)
T7 10x $35.00 Seven Passes plus bonus ANNUAL Passwords of Your Choice (ie Three passwords.) 
T8 10x $40.00 Eight Passes plus bonus of ALL Passwords (ie Four passwords good for ONE YEAR.)
T10 10x $50.00 Ten Passes plus a LIFETIME pass. (All four passwords for life.)

The first six training session of 2016 will be $100.00 then the next six will be $200.00.





Passwords and Training 2015 X-Mass Sale
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PACKAGES:


P1 COMBO KIT COMBO + LIFETIME PASS + ONE VID TRAINING
$325.00


Plus 10% off one live training. 


P1A Throw in ONE set of SF thru LVL2 Books (pick ONE):
$400.00
Specify which books you desire.

P1B Throw in TWO  sets of SF thru LVL2 Books (pick TWO):
$475.00
Specify which books you desire.

P1C Throw in LVL2  and LVL3 Books:
$450.00

P2 CSK
+ LIFETIME PASS + ONE VID TRAINING
$625.00

Receive Bonus training for total of 2 Video Trainings, plus 25% off one live training.
Specify which books you desire.

☛P3 DCSK + LIFETIME PASS + ONE VID TRAINING
$750.00
Receive 2 Bonus training for total of 3 Video Trainings (12 hours of training), plus 50% off one live training.
Specify which books you desire.

Add lvl 3 for 50 bucks more. I know of no place else where you will get this much math and training for this ridiculously low price. I've seen other systems where it's THOUSANDS and your kid will be frustrated and so will you. This program actually works. It's easy and FUN. Problem has always been parents don't know how to use it and need training....well problem solved no more excuses.  One year from now everything in your "math life" will be different. 

But don't take my word for it, read THIS.






I'm sure there are combination or options not covered on my paypal buttons I tried to come up with the most common combinations. Check your math...add up what you want list what you want, you may need to email me...understand that there are no ten pay options on Mortco products. ONLY on information products like passwords which will be delivered right away.  ALL orders will get my TWO books in printable format (currently SSSubtraction was view only) as an added bonus, you may have them already but when you get them you will know your order has been processed.



Friday, November 27, 2015

Playing Trig With Young Students.




This looks like a mess because what you see here is a the end of a Trig lesson but it started off with just the triangle the jet and the numbers that you see in blue the 36 degrees and the 7,000. But as we talked about it and all the different ways we could go about solving for the numbers we didn't know more and more got written down so it looks complicated. It isn't. Once concepts are understood students generally go from F to A in short order. Here is a page on trig showing one such student.

What you see are actually THREE ways to go about finding answers, using Sin, Cos and Tan depending on the angle you use what function you use to give you the side you are trying to find. 

Trigonometry is just playing with triangles
 instead of rectangles.

In fact trig is so easy that I built a page with lessons on it designed to show you how to teach trig to eight year-olds.   Yes you read that correctly. Eight. Years. Old.

In this video they are  doing trigonometry and having FUN doing it.   Here is a video showing a lesson with two students...who don't know this is supposed to be hard and that quite few students twice their age fail this pretty regularly in high schools and colleges around the nation.  If you are intimidated or lost then maybe you need to take a few steps back and check some of my other pages, but the point is any kid can do this even a grown up kid like you...and I show you how starting from step one. Here you see us AFTER we've been playing for a while because I want to show you what's possible.



Once we've played for a while and have gotten comfortable with the concepts and know when to divide and when to multiply and what function to use and the definitions of those functions the math itself is pretty easy, especially if we employ a calculator, but--and this is rather important, it's crucial to have enough "number sense" and understanding to know whether the number you got after you punched your calculator makes sense and isn't ridiculous. Sometimes you hit the wrong key...sometimes to divide when you are supposed to be multiplying and sometimes you may set the problem up incorrectly...so using a rectangle to clarify your thought at first can be quite useful.

These students are past that point. But I drew it in so you can see it applied to these problems. The students in the video already have played enough with these concepts so that these rectangles are understood. Algebra and trigonometry go hand in hand because algebra is man's greatest labor saving device. Coupled with multiplication math becomes easy to understand and learn because we aren't bogged down in computation or slowed down by basic problem solving. This way we can focus on CONCEPTS, and trigonometry becomes child's play.

Then we can ask very simple questions like how fast in the UFO flying in miles per hour and what is it's ground speed in miles per hour starting with just this much information:

A UFO takes 5 seconds to reach a height of 1 mile taking off at a 58 degree angle in a straight line. How fast is the UFO going and what is it's ground speed?

Remember I gave this problem to an eight year old. Now I will grant you that this is a "gifted" eight year old but I've taught this to other not so gifted eight year olds also, just takes a little longer which means we have to play more. So take a moment and do the math...if an eight year old can do it so can you or your teens.  But start at the beginning...it has taken us multiple lessons to get this far...this didn't happen on day one.   The same way they won't be speaking in Spanish sentences after a lesson or two in Spanish.


GET How To Teach Trig To An Eight Year Old

For a measly forty bucks I can teach you how to teach (just about) any "regular non-gifted" eight year old to do this too. No tears. No fear. Just fooling with math. If you actually buy a LIFETIME password you will find the trig page alone is pretty much worth the price of the password. Seriously.

And with a lifetime pass you not only get "How To Teach Trig To An Eight Year Old" you also get The Trig Page and a bunch of other pages that make teaching and learning math EZ too.  How To Teach Trig To An Eight Year Olds is a "stand alone page" that comes with some added bonuses that you get with a full blown password and it also comes with some pdfs to get you going. So if you Don't have 350.00 bucks for a password or want to pay 37 bucks a month for 10 months and just want help with Trig just pay 40 bucks once and you are into that page for life.  No expiration. And I think you will see that for 40 bucks you get a whole lot more than you are used to getting for 40 bucks.

What I have found over the years is that a lot of kids that come to me for trig help don't know basic algebra concepts and don't even have their multiplication tables down pat.  Of course they are having trouble with Trigonometry and are confused. Couple with that with text books and their proclivity for starting in the middles and expecting you to have some serious perquisites under your belt and you end up with a lot of anxiety confusing and failing grades. You need to be able to identify a rectangle count to nine and tell if something is same or different or not to get started with me.

There is no need for fear or failing grades. Forty bucks will make all the difference. Don't believe me though, no brochure makes the hotel look bad.   Go read what some other people have got to say. Skip Starbucks 8 times and you can change your kid's life forever.

Click on the links to the trig pages and you will find FREE lessons there.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Algebra with Base Ten Blocks For A 6 Year Old.

 Your kids could be doing this.  Just get a password. 
 

From an email I got:

 "Made much more "math" sense since I had paid $50 for the 2 previous years. 

 And when you announced that your price was going up for the lifetime membership, it was an easy decision. Thanks for doing what you do. My 6 year old is now working on division since yesterday and it was so easy for him. We worked on division facts from 100 down and he only missed a handful. Not bad for his first day. But of course, working on multiplication for the last 6 months made it a whole lot easier. 

When we were done, he said "division is not that hard, why do they wait to teach it in 4th grade?" (He has a fourth grade cousin.)

I'm sending you a link of me and my son factoring Tri-nomials if you get a chance to glance at it. Nothing grand, especially since you have seen it thousands of times with other 6 year olds.




"I am really appreciating your website and all those YouTube videos. I needed to get a firm grasp on so many concepts and how they are related, never mind how to then go about teaching it. I feel that this is the first real opportunity for me to actually really understand what I was taught all those years ago. All that 'stuff' that I had no idea what they were talking about, clueless as to the why too, and so also promptly forgot pretty much everything.

Thank you for all your time, energy and effort!
Sincerely,

JP, UK"

Well I have good news and I have bad news. The good news.
Sale will be happening on Friday 27 Nov 2015.
Lots of Items on sale.
I will have passwords on sale. I will have gift certificates for training on sale. I will include a training with some kits...and of course 10 pay options.
Now the bad news: prices are going up...just a few bucks here and there; but pretty much all plastic is going up...like a DCSK will be $551.25 instead of $525.00 mostly reflecting shipping costs.
Combo kits will be 95 bucks instead of 88.75...etc...but during the sale they will be less...and as you notice we haven't had a sale since June and depending on how this one goes it will be quite a while until the next one...whether this goes well or not.
Might want to tell your friends to get on it NOW.




Base Ten Block Sample Lesson.






Math is fun when you use base ten blocks. Here is a young girl who isn't so very keen on math, she'd rather be playing with her bows and across or her sword but playing with nines and building walls can be fun too.   Measuring out how many nines in 27 turn out to be pretty easy.

Building walls of 24 can also be fun...here she sees quite clearly four sixes and six fours are the same also three eights and eight threes....and of course we counted by 3's, 4's, 6's and 8's...and we see counting by eights is the fastest...no need for worksheets. No muss no fuss. We talk about it she hears it she sees it.

base ten blocks, manipulatives, multipilcation, division


She gets a math experience using base ten blocks that evolves more than just paper and pencil and memorization. She can get her hands on it.  She is in a math rich environment.   Everything we do is math during this lesson and counting.  Here we are doing multiplication and division and skip counting. It's visually obvious that the bigger the number is the fewer we need to count to 24...we see a relationship between numbers. Six 4's is the same four 6's...which is pretty cool when you are six.  But lets not get stuck doing the same thing over and over again...let's do something else.


Remove the no from the lesson.



So lets make some puzzles.  Build me x² + 7x + 12...and then count the sides...basically here the algebra is just along for the ride mostly we are cementing in the addends and doing some multiplication facts. Then we also see x² + 8x + 16 is (x+4)² which is just a shorter way to write (x+4)(x+4)...this also gives us a better understanding of just plain ol' x²...

10 to 15 Minutes per Topic.

Factoring is fun and easy. And it builds confidence because every kids knows algebra is supposed to be hard. So if they can do it with ease they must be just as smart as grandma says they are.
base ten blocks, algebra
That moment when you see the answer.
 Keeping it small and easy makes it fun but there is plenty of math going on here none the less. Dividing by two, squaring a number, addends, multiplication she gets exposed to all of it in one simple problem.  If you put the child in a situation where they can not fail and feel like they are making their own discoveries rather than you just telling them math facts and practicing with drills and memorization you will find lower stress and more fun which leads to more learning and happy memories and associations.   Or you can bust out your work sheets.., and see how much fun that isn't.

It is a very simple concept, the making of positive associations with the mathematics instead of negatives ones. It should be pretty clear from the pictures that she is having a good time.  If you have doubts listen to her excitement in the video.

Once you get the thing factored counting is the easy part. While she is building it fine motor skills are being developed. Also recognition of spatial relationships...

Algebra is fun and easy.

factoring polynomials, base ten blocks
Factoring Polynomials is Child's play.

Here is a picture that's fun because we are seeing quite clearly that 3 sixes and six 3's is the same thing. We made a purple sponge cake with pink frosting and as we frosted the cake we counted by threes.  We put them on top of each other and counted the sides...

multplication, 3x6

Multiplication doesn't have to be drudgery, if you do it right the child see's that actually it's a time saver and learning to multiply makes life easier not harder because it allows us to count quickly which allows us to do more math with less pain. Discovering constancy of numbers is fun when you are six.

It's these little repeated exposures using base ten blocks that over time add up to a deeper understanding of how math fits together.
multipication, base ten blocks, montessori,

So here is a sample for you, showing us "jumping around" from topic to topic. The topic is math. so we are just playing math...we start off counting 11's...and then fool around with multiplication concepts...then we solved for x playing what's under the cup, told some stories...did some thinking...then we factored some polynomials and we were done...moved along in lively fashion didn't get bored doing the same thing over and over again even though we were doing the same thing over and over again...which is math...

Not just Theory.  Theory in Practice.  
I have HUNDREDS of FREE videos that show you how.


I don't want to tutor your kids I want you to tutor your kids. Play math and have fun. Spend quality time with your kids and learn together. This method will transform your math time into something your kids look forward to instead of dread. But don't take my word for it, here are testimonials, you can see many others have found that this is a better way to go. All you have to do is dive in.  Christmas is coming and it will be a great time to get some blocks and GET STARTED.  Get a set of blocks and a password and you are good to go.


Friday, October 30, 2015

Base Ten Block Comments And Testimonials.


  Well this was pleasant. You can find it here not on my testimonials page. It would be nice if a few more of you put up some comments/testimonials. Because of course I think Crewton Ramone's House Of Math great but who cares what I think, lol! People want to hear from YOU. People who have used it, paid money for passwords and blocks have some experience. Of course they are skeptical. They should be. Math has always been a mystery and hard and their own experience tells them math is anything BUT fun.

I'm here to show that some of those decisions you made as a teen or pre-teen regarding math may need to be reevaluated with some new information. Here are a few people that have discovered the difference base ten blocks coupled with a good methodology can make...


I find math kits and books that are squeaky clean never been used...which is sad because the blocks properly employed are powerful tools AND they are FUN. They make learning math fun and easy. Learning through play is a natural thing for little kids. Many parents have forgotten how to have fun and play, even less when it comes to math. But slowly but surely I am hearing more of these stories, which is pleasing. But again I am not the one who needs to hear these stories, OTHERS do. I've known this for more than two decades.
But up until quite recently there was no one showing people not just the HOW but the WHY. And more than, that not just the theory, but theory in practice via video and screencasts that you can watch as many times as you want. I also do training that as you can see from people's comments quite literally  BLOW THEIR MINDS. Because it is my hallucination is that math is EASY and fun and I often end up getting groups of people to hallucinate with me.

Also you may want to tell people NOW as opposed to later because now prices are low and later prices will be going UP.  Some of you may remember just a few years ago when a lifetime passwas just $100.00. Believe it or not I have had some of those people send me money again when they see all the new stuff I add...

base ten blocks manipulatives, base 10 blocks, pre-calc
y= mx+b explained.
Part of the reason prices are going up is because people have the mentality that if prices are low it must not be worth anything. When I was selling passwords for a buck I could not make a sale. When I was selling them for 5 bucks I got a few more. When I started selling them for 150 bucks suddenly I was selling lots of them. This is ridiculous to me but my marketing people and a in addition to them, a billionaire explained it to me in no uncertain terms. Perceived value. Fine.

However, YOU can add to that perceived value by commenting,  "liking" other comments and posting your experiences on social media. But either way apparently if it's not $500+ it must not be worth anything as a math curriculum.
So very shortly prices will go up. They are telling me to raise prices as is. Anybody that has been here for a while knows every time I raise prices I give you even more stuff on password protected pages and more "content" in general. Those who were clever enough to get a lifetime way back when they were $100.00 have written to thank me more than once and occasionally send me money too. Which is really really really appreciated. Most people even at $249.00 are AMAZED at how much bang they get for their buck...and I'm only just getting started.

YOU are the most powerful force. People don't come because of me exactly; they come because of you. So your continued support via comments, shares likes etc is much appreciated and indeed needed for growth. And the more it grows the more pages and content I put up. I promise I will never rest on my laurels. Too much math to do.

I have to walk a fine line because I want to compensate people for spreading the word but at the same time paid testimonials are not worth as much as "organic" ones. So I am looking at an affiliate program where if they pay for a course because you recommended them you will get compensated. It will be non different from you telling them about a good movie except when they go see it you get a small portion of the ticket price....and my movies teach them math or how to have fun teaching math. So everybody wins.

People have found that the more money and customers I make and get, the more content they get.  I am also still selling combo kits that as I have said have barely been used if at all but mine come with passwords and training...my reasoning is simple. The reason they are so pristine is because they never got used. They never got used because mom and dad didn't know how to use them or how powerful (and fun) they could be. So if you get a kit from me you don't just get a kit you get passwords and some VIDEO TRAINING.  By the way IN PERSON training is happening in Dec. DETAILS HERE. For these crazy super mondo deals go here.

Just think, just by sharing you experience you might inspire others to share theirs, which might in turn help a child or entire family avoid a lifetime of fear and frustration with mathematics, just because they decided they might give it a try.  Or maybe they are on the fence and yours is the comment that resonates and pushes them over. Thanks to all the people the give spontaneous testimonials via email and FB.

Here are a few pages that could use comments from YOU. Thanks to people like Anna and Kirk and Lisa and many others who post comments on a semi-regular basis.  Here is your chance to join them.

http://www.crewtonramoneshouseofmath.com/homeschool-math-Subtraction-book.html

http://www.crewtonramoneshouseofmath.com/How-To-Teach-Trig-To-An-Eight-Year-Old.html

http://www.crewtonramoneshouseofmath.com/parents-teachers.html

Note that doesn't say "school," it says "district."
I will put more comments boxes on more pages in the future. If you can't make a comment because you are shy or whatever then please put a like on some body else's so people can see it's not just four guys in a room pretending.

People who actually use this get results, and as you can see, they get GREAT results. Shasta could use more training but even without it she is getting test scores well ahead of her peers. Shasta is a motivated young teacher...and she has found that these blocks combined with my methodology make for a winning combination.  If you use the methods I have outlined in these blog posts and on my website you will find that you have great successes too.

Thanks for your support.
If you want to leave a comment here feel free:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

House For A Duck.



Playing math often means learning math without really knowing you are learning math....when you are four or five. In this case we learned a lot of math, addends specifically, without worksheets without pencil, pens or paper. We just built a house for a duck and as an added bonus got a few more repetitions for these addends added to the long term memory. It takes many repetitions starting at an early age to get math facts (or any facts) into "the long term memory" and available for instant recall, but as you will see it's easier when they are younger and here is WHY.

Where most of you err particularly with multiplication is you try to cram the number of repetitions into a short time frame usually well after the brain is out of the "download mode". This can be effective but it has been my experience that this can also cause a host of problems particularly when it comes to math anxiety and attitude toward math in general. Instead of a fun and exciting language that underlies ALL of science and explains the universe around them via the physics and chemistry and biology it becomes drudgery and something that requires a lot of mental effort to memorize a host of math facts that don't seem to go together.

Using base Ten Blocks to Make A House For A Duck, You can also see a math bag in the background because we played what's under the cup too. We had fun while learning basic addends less than 10.


What you want to do is make positive associations with mathematics and avoid having to pound math facts into your children. This is what happens when you wait until they are past the age of 7 or 8 to teach them math. The very basics, 45 addends and 400 multiplication facts are learned easily before the age of 7; it is much harder after this age because the brain state has changed.

If you want to be an effective teacher you need to understand a little about how the brain works and how to put information in it. I will have more on this later but the basic is this:


When the child is naturally in "theta", they are basically in download mode. Learning anything is easier for ANYone while in theta, there is an entire industry dedicated to selling audio technology that puts the brain into these states for "super learning"...being happy and unstressed adds to this ability to learn easily. I cover this in Parent/Teacher training.

Removing "the NO" from the lesson is important because "NO" is a charged word that has all manner of negative associations attached to it even by the age of 5. Just hearing "no" is enough to make some children mad or sad or angry which activates the reptilian brain (cerebellum) which shuts down the prefrontal cortex which activates the fight or flight response where blood is pushed into the limbs NOT into the part of the brain that facilitates learning or higher order thinking.


By age six or seven "downloading" is no longer the default setting as it were and they begin spending more time in alpha and then by age 12 beta (and with training Gamma, a state not shown here and a state associated with "miracles" and the "paranormal" and other psychic abilities not easily explainable by modern science but which can be achieved with "practice.").  Logically the best time to teach a large amount of factual information is in the early years when it is easy down loaded or assimilated. The names of states and their capitols, Presidents, the ABC's and of course math facts like 7x8 and 17 squared are easily learned and stored in the subconscious for easy recall at earlier ages.  And if you make a game of it and make it fun, the learning is easier still.  Play math. Not worksheets.

At Crewton Ramone's House of Math as with Mortensen and Montessori, we emphasize whole brain activities...using both hands for example is VERY important, but can you also see that involving the other sensory cortexes would make learning easier? This is because we use more of the brain. This has been borne out by research at major universities.

This seems obvious to those of us that use manipulatives to teach math but quite a few others are only just now discovering that the more senses you involve the easier learning is.

WHEN you teach is also an important factor...as the child gets older more repetition is required to put information into the sub-conscious mind to be made available for instant recall.   In other words the older the child is the harder it will be to memorize multiplication tables...learn a new language or most any subject.  This does not; however, mean it can't be done. Obviously, it just means it will be harder,  take longer, and often involves a lot of tears and frustration.

Any student properly motivated and who is relaxed and happy can learn math at any age. I have proven this repeatedly for over 25 years with students of all ages including adults. But it is FAR easier if you get them young because by the time they are teens many factors are working against you, brainstate being primary among them but as you know, attitude and motivation may be lacking by the time they reach their teen age years, plus there is the added conditioning of past failures and the thought that math is hard instead of something easy and fun.

Here is theory in action. He sees the math facts. He hears the math facts. He experiences the math facts. He has fun. I should have put the camera on him when he told his parents he was done because you could see the satisfaction and pride in the smile on his face. Such a simple thing building a house for a duck, but terribly important for you to understand that through play we learn math, sans tears or fears and without "robbing them of their childhood", but instead making life far easier for him and others like him down the road.




Once (while) addends are mastered, multiplication which is just repetitive addition also becomes easy and we lessen the chance of losing them to multiplication tables and the stupidity that is the way we currently try to force feed students math at a late age.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Live Training In San Diego.

Stay tuned for more details and come back and check on this post as I get more info for you. We have special opportunity to do get together for a live training because we have a host who is willing to cover many of the costs and logistics for a meeting room and travel for me.


Who?: Crewton Ramone.

What?: Intermediate Parent Teacher Training

Although Nubes and beginners are welcome, try and have gone through the material on the parent teacher training page and try and make a training between now and then if possible.

Where?:

San Diego

Southwestern Yacht Club.

Meeting room holds 75, so accommodating you will be no problem.




When?:

So on Dec 4th, 5th and 6th I will giving a live Playshop/Training.

Travel day.

Friday:

2pm to 6pm: Welcome and introduction.

7-10pm :Basic Operations with combo kit and time permitting basic ops kit.

Saturday:


9am to 6pm Hour lunch. Training +  Q & A

Mixer/BBQ

Travel day

Sunday:

8 to about noon. This session is sually left up to the attendees to decide what they want to cover in that time now that they have some experience under their belt.

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This way you only have to spend two nights in a hotel. Which should run around 150 or less per night. If you guys coordinate you can cut that cost in half. The Best Western is basically walking distance to the Yacht Club..

Cost:

$350 pre-pay "early bird special" This is per couple as in married couple if you have a well behaved child or children in your family they may also attend under this price. Two people who are not related from different states are not covered. This is for husband and wives significant other etc. Not two teachers trying to cut costs. Save that for you hotel.
$400 if payment for live training occurs after Nov 15th
$500 for late decision payment after Thanksgiving, however participant receives a lifetime password (Cost of which is scheduled to jump greatly.) If you already have a lifetime password you should have payed earlier...lol...

CHECKS made payable to Ben H Rogers sent to my address (see my website just scroll down) are the preferred method of payment if I need to make paypal button let me know, but I prefer a check in this case.

From Alex our event coordinator:
"So, I have organized for CR free lodging and a free waterfront conference space so these normally incorporated costs are a non-issue for this event. I will be hosting a Saturday evening BBQ-mixer on the waterfront so we will have a better chance to get to know one another and chat with CR. Normally we have beautiful weather in December.

I hope this helps in your decision making process. Please contact me privately if I can help to facilitate your participation since I know the area. I can help to arrange lodging or offer suggestions.

Also she has offered to pick people up from the airport if need be and had opened her house to several people if they wanted a place to stay. Those I have been told are already taken but there are MANY inexpensive places to stay nearby. Contact Alex to coordinate and facilitate this.In order to contact her contact me because webcrawlers will pick up an email address off this blog and then she will get endless spam. So contact here, Or on FB.

This is a great opportunity to get live training and questions answered on inexpensively. The last training I did was $500.00 for the early birds and you had to get to CDA Idaho which required renting a car in addition to catching a plane to Spokane. Sand Diego international is right there. We'll pick you up.

Also the Saturday night BBQ/mixer is included in the price. Although I'm pretty sure it's BYOB.  lol

At the moment we have 4 people confirmed...so it is ON. I don't expect many people so it will be "cozy" and you should be able to get questions and answers...unlike some training where there are 200 people and it was very easy to get lost in the crowd. There may or not be another one of these in 2016 I was not expecting to do live events again until 2017...so "I'll catch the next one" may be awhile before the next one.

Bring you kits and materials questions and a happy attitude and get ready to play.  I will also have a few combo kits I got off Ebay/Craigslist etc that are pretty much like brand new for sale at the event if you want one. $70.00...

The Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel & Marina costs about 150 a night after fees and taxes etc and is walking distance. The idea being you don't need to rent a car unless you WANT to.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

FALL SALE

Him who is already 8 is already 9.  In Honor of his birthday and the Fall Solstice and the fact that I spent way too much money on vacation in Chicago...here is a

SUPER DUPER MONDO INCREDULO SALEIS OVER.


After this prices are going up a little. Right now Lifetime Passwords are regularly $249.00, They are about to be $349.00. Just for the passwords. Right now, for a little less than that price I'm going to make you a crazy deal. I have 3 very slightly used (and I do mean very slightly used) combo kits.  So the next 3 people that order will get:

250.00 Lifetime Pass.
  88.75 A Combo Kit.  Caveat: they have hollow hundreds and x²'s...that was a lamebrained short lived idea...they also have some regular ones but they have the nice underlays...
  21.55 Shipped either the same day or the next day via USP Priority Mail..
  50.00 2 P/T "Live" Video Trainings.
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MORE THAN $349.00




These deals last as long as I have kits so it might be a one day sale or a two week sale depends on how long it takes to sell the kits. If I get a rush and somehow sell more than the original kits I had procured Mortco will fill those orders and I have NO IDEA how long it will take them to get you a kit. They say 6 to 8 weeks. If you are lucky. And the moon is in the right place, and the stars are in proper alignment. If you are one of the first 10 you will have it in a week...or less.

The first 9 will not have this problem.
 If you just want a password because you already have blocks I will sell you just the LIFETIME password and throw in ONE P/T Training. All you need is a google account so you can vid chat. Trainings are on Fridays and some times Saturdays usually around 8am HST. Currently this is a $25 dollar value...but that is an introductory price.  These trainings usually last 3 to 4 hours...so even at $25.00 an hour they are worth around $100.00...and soon that will the cost...and look for Lifetime passes to move to $500.00 in 2016 and 'a la cart' pages will 1/2 price, not included for free. My marketing people are going nuts--so there is the compromise. Meantime early adopters are grandfathered in as it were...those that come in after December 31st will wish they were you.


Despite what Jaimie "I ought to be in jail" Dimon says, I know times are tough for a lot of you so I have crazy deals for people that need to make 10 payments. You can get a sitewide or a P/T separately for just 5 bucks. But that's all you get. One password. Either one for training or one for most of the rest of the site**. But you are IN for a year...

For a few dollars more get them both and you are IN for a year and for just $22.00 (usually 26.00) you get a lifetime pass. That means you make ten payments and you're IN for life. Do the math.

+ PLUS you get these pages EZPZ Overview & How To Teach Trig To 8 Year Olds.
+ PLUS I'll even throw in ONE Friday vid training. All for just 22 smakeroos a month for 10 months. Move over crazy Eddie, Crazy Crewton is the new boss in town. Although there are no steak knives or bamboo steamers, there is coffee and doughnuts--just kidding: there's only math. But what else do you need?




Remember for 22 bucks you get a 3-4 hour training. No prerequisites other than the ability to count to 9, speak English and identify a rectangle....it would help immensity if you can tell same and different or not. These are skills you've had since you were five or before. So you'll be fine just jump in. After the sale: no training included but it's only $25.00.



**I now have two (soon to be more) 'A La Cart' Pages: EZPZ Overview & How To Teach Trig To 8 Year Olds. 

Concept based teaching. I show you how to get THEM to tell YOU
a² + b² = c, not just memorize formula, DISCOVER formula. 

I assure you you will more value out of these passwords than a couple of levels of books...

Here a few of the pages that make the password worth your money:

Parent Teacher Training alone is worth the money.

Sarah's Page.

"Advanced Algebra."

Trigonometry. This page alone is worth the price...you get to see a lesson that earned a student a perfect score on his trig test and a whole lot more.

Percentages. You will be hard pressed to find percentages presented this way with base ten blocks anywhere on the entire internet.

Sample Lessons.

There are more pages than this including Pages of PDF's and more...

In fact even if you don't get a password you could go to these pages and learn a thing or two for FREE. But get a password, prices will continue to go up...sale price used to 100, then 150 now it's 175, next it will be 200...and I am told by many from homeschoolers to marketing gurus that the regular price or $250.00 is severely undervalued...early adopters are rewarded...

Test your sitewide password HERE.