If your child struggles with math, it could be that they need an alternative, more right brained way to learn numbers. Since the times tables are the foundation for all math operations after third grade, their attitude towards math can turn around in a lasting way when they feel the success of learning the times tables. Our method uses pictures and stories to help kids remember. Once students are able to remember the answers, they are often also able to do division, ratios, and algebra, because times tables knowledge is the main tool needed for all mathematical operations. Students with learning disabilities, including dyscalculia,dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, NLD, and ADHD are able to excel when math stories are used to help them remember the crucial multiplication facts. A study involving 756 students, 18 schools, and 36 teachers showed that post-test scores were significantly higher in the Times Tables the Fun Way
Judy, you don't know me, but you have helped me in a clearly miraculous way to lessen the struggle of learning that has plagued my entire life. Specifically about math.
I can't describe my anguish of standardized learning and mathematics in school, I cried every night and after every math class, and was in remedial math classes my entire life. I admit, I'm not a shining mathematician, or even successful college graduate. I remember the day as clear as yesterday when my 3rd grade teacher taught us multiplication (an impossible task in my eyes) with your book. It was like a miracle, when my language-oriented and creative mind read the stories of the times tables personified, suddenly lightning stuck and I understood everything.
I am writing to you as a 23 year old now because my boyfriend and I were watching a TV show where a participant did their times tables by quick addition out loud. I shook my head and explained to my boyfriend how I learned: "Well, 3x8 is 24 because of the bat in the cave... and 6x6 is 36 because they're thirsty..." realizing how delusional I sounded, I quickly searched for your books and then felt the desperate need to thank you. After all these years, the foundtaion of my adult life, paying bills, calculating gas or anything else, your pictures and stories dance in my mind. I am certain had it not been for you, I would yet remain entirely mathematically illiterate today. Thank you. You changed my life and saved me many sleepless nights.
by Lee Decker, New York
The books and flash cards are spectacular. I took a trip with my son to Fiji for three weeks, and we did a bit everyday. By the time we returned home he could do all his math facts 0-9 for his mom. She had tears in her eyes. (He only knew his ones and twos when we left). Really this is a miracle program.
by Patrick Kelly. Marin County, California