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...

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Getting Started AMA1

base ten blocks, algebra, #littlekidsHere is an email exchange that is all too typical. Before we begin let me say none of the little girls pictured are his little girl and this is exactly the time to start teaching math concepts right along with language and motor skills development. But her ability to push a crayon around is not indicative of her ability to understand basic math concepts which, when you think about it are just vocabulary.

How many is three?

What is three anyway?

Well, one and another one and one more. Or two plus one...half of six, the square root of nine...there's a lot to know about three. And at that age it's fun to learn it with blocks with your mom and dad or one or the other. And this is the right attitude. Explore and discover together and you shall see in short order, a little child shall lead them. 

I will say again consciousness rising: there was a time that they had you believing you might have bad math genes.  This dad understands that he has an opportunity to break a cycle forever. Once you learn how to do this they can teach their own children. Kinda like riding a bicycle. This is the difference between rudimentary understanding via memorization, and knowing. Anyway I share this with you because it typifies a lot of mail I get but this one is exactly the right age...I hate it when I get mail like this but instead of three and a half it's 16...

Hi Crewton,

I have a 3.5 year old daughter.

My love of math was squashed when I was in the 5th grade and they introduced long division. I hated math in high school barely squeaked by Algebra and Geometry. I never took Calc or Trig but satisfied my last math requirements by taking "computer programming" classes.

So... here I am. Wanting to give a strong foundation for my daughter to LOVE math and have FUN with math and be GREAT at math.

And I think that learning how to teach Mortensens Math to my 3-year old would actually teach ME how to LOVE and have fund and be great at math as well!

I've looked around enough to believe that Mortensen's Math is the way to go.

And I've read enough great feedback about you on a number of forums, that I feel confident you have the tools, training, resources, etc.

I see that you are extremely generous with information on your website. However, (probably due to my previous bad association with math) I feel completely overwhelmed with the amount of information and seriously have no idea where to start.

Do you have a simple 1, 2, 3, A, B, C (buy this, DO this) recommendation for a math-phobic parent with a 3.5 year old?

Thank you!

Austin, TX

J.R. If it was Dallas it would have been too perfect. But anyway my heart particularly goes out to little girls because the deck is so stacked against them. And the concept of transference is very real your show math anxiety THEY show math anxiety except they don't know why. So play and have fun and learn together--with my help.  Hundreds have now come before you. Quite a few get tutoring and then very quickly see all they have to do is play blocks. The cool thing about this is it works for the gifted and talented kids because it's accelerated learning due to multi-sensory input. Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic...base ten blocks cover all the bases.

Getting Started AMA1  + New Year's Stealth Sale.


Unfortunately the warehouse is down for the holidays and you just missed our product sale.

Get a password. Start, ANYWHERE--you've got years. But the getting started page is a great place to begin then the EZ PZ Overview, once you get a password. From there Parent teacher training...

base ten blocks, fun math activitties
 45 addends, 400 multiplication facts.

There is a lot of free stuff currently...look through it. But just like learning a new language it will take years to get comfortable...right now play and have fun and put concepts and math facts in. For everything there is a season this is an important post to understand the opportunity you have to make a change.

Get my free subtraction book and there is a Holiday bonus gift attached (I sent him the curious counter compendium). You can get my password for $349.00 if you do it before New Years, NORMALLY I say take advantage of the free stuff but I'd say get a password now because a lot of pages are about to go behind paywalls, and a combo kit combo ($135.00) or a deluxe combo kit combo and you are in for under 500 bucks and it's an investment that will last a lifetime. I can't do anything about the product price or availability but I can offer you a deal on the passwords and training. (And quite a deal considering I charge $50.00 and hour and those trainings go 4 or 5 hours at a shot.) And you'll be able to get started as soon as your blocks come.
Combo kit, m10s, base ten blocks, math manipulatives
Deluxe CKC
And I can't give you the same deal I gave people for the Christmas sale, BUT get a password and I'll throw training 2x in for free...good till new years. That's a $100.00 in real savings.

Season's Greetings.

And if three or more sign up I'll send you all my division book FREE, even the life time members paid for that.  Also I should throw this in, it's like meeting the parents.

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