Let me tell you about an answer to a prayer. Just when my high schooler started really struggling with Algebra, I heard about Learn Math Fast. Yay! We have been using Learn Math Fast for a back-to-basics, refresher type learning. Well, maybe it is a ‘finally learning it for real way’. Either way, it is always, always good to learn a concept in a different way. Maybe you are looking for something like this too?
~ Don’t miss the giveaway and discount code at the end!
Now, you may not need a ‘to the rescue’ type resource. But we did. And now we use these math books with all of our ages. Just because it is always good to use another resource to learn a concept a different way. Did I say that already? Yes, repetition is good.
“If an older person, who has never understood math, reads this system, she too will finally get it.” (Yes! This is what we have experienced.) And because I saw the light bulb turn on for my high schooler, I have decided that all my children should use this resource as well. See, I have been asking my high schooler to read just a bit of the book each day. And I love the “Oh! NOW it get it!” type exclamations I am hearing.
How We Use Learn Math Fast in Our Homeschool
So, we are in the thick of Algebra and geometry with our high schoolers. On the other end of our age range, I have a third grader right in midst of multiplication. Then there is our first grader learning addition and subtraction. And right in the middle, our middle schooler in pre-algebra. Can you see how these books meet so many needs?
JK Mergens is the author of the Learn Math Fast System, a series of seven books that teach 1st – 11th grade math using the unique methods she created to teach her son. She shared more about how Learn Math Fast works in Why Can’t My Child Learn Multiplication? here at The Curriculum Choice.
What Does Learn Math Fast System Include?
Explains 1st through 12th grade math a new way! (Check out all those manipulatives!)
- Volume 1 – “how to master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division before advancing to fractions”
- Volume 2 – “the key to learning the relationship between fractions” – roughly 4th grade math.
- Volume 3 – pre-algebra and ‘What is X?’ and especially clearing up the confusion of slopes.
- Volume 4 – introduces geometry with a full kit of math manipulatives (notice geometry is introduced after pre-algebra)
- Volume 5 – covers Algebra I with a specific focus on quadratic equations and formulas, taking about 4-5 months to complete.
- Volume 6 – “teaches how to build an equation in order to solve advanced story problems. Will also show how to use this knowledge to solve difficult problems similar to the the ones found on the SAT.”
- Volume 7 (*NEW*) – teaches geometry in 30 lessons – we received this volume just recently and have already been blessed. Look at the manipulatives, the illustrations! (Oh how I wish I’d had this book when I took geometry.)
Even more details on each book at the Learn Math Fast website. Besides the wonderful math books, there are also great math articles and free printables at the Learn Math Fast site. View sample pages and take a placement test as well.
Don’t forget to read Why Can’t My Child Learn Multiplication? (here at The Curriculum Choice) where JK Mergens shared: “Addition is so important in math that even during calculus you will often be required to solve simple addition. Have you ever heard of The 9’s Trick? It’s a quick way to recall all the answers to 9 times any single digit number. If you aren’t familiar with it, watch the 2 minute video below. It’s a fantastic trick, but if you can’t quickly solve problems such as 6 + 3, even a trick as effective as this one won’t work.”
Learn Math Fast has certainly met and continues to meet needs in our home. With a rising senior taking the SAT and ACT, another high schooler right after her, plus a middle schooler and two elementary students, Learn Math Fast is and will be an integral part of our math learning. Used for many years to come!
Special Discount Code for The Curriculum Choice Readers
—> Use code CURRCHOICE for $5 off any order at Learn Math Fast! The code is valid until 6-30-2015. Please enter the code during checkout under the “email” and “phone number” fields. Please note: the code does not work with Paypal, so Paypal users can contact Learn Math Fast, tell Learn Math Fast the code and the $5.00 will be refunded with your order.
Now for the Giveaway!
Learn Math Fast is offering one (1) copy of Volume 1 (a $49.00 value) to a Curriculum Choice reader. Volume 1 includes “how to master addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division before advancing to fractions.” Simply follow the instructions in the rafflecopter widget below…
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Heading into her 15th year of homeschooling, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children. She shares a mixture of art lessons, recipes and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve (who writes app and technology reviews), are owners of Curriculum Choice.