So your child hates math.
We've all been there - your child is sitting at the kitchen table, looking dazed and miserable because she doesn't want to finish the pile of math worksheets in front of her. Teaching children to do math is tough, mostly because they decide they hate it at an early age. But your child dislikes math worksheets because he/she is a normal child. Most kids hate math because they aren't learning it they want to learn it.
Young kids hate math because they hate worksheets. Traditionally, math is taught by repetitively writing numbers and spending hours putting a pencil to paper and learning to calculate by writing. Worksheets require handwriting skills, patience, and a lot of focus - things that most young children haven't yet developed. Worksheets are all about writing things down, and children that don't have great writing skill get frustrated because they simply don't like to write, which eventually gets translated into not liking math. When your child is weak in his or her fine motor skills, (boys often do poorly in this regard) worksheets mean misery.
So how do we make math fun?
When you take the writing part out of the equation, children love math. Math done mentally, or Verbal Math, makes math fun. It cuts down on the misery of worksheets and builds a child's arithmetic skills quickly.
Most children do not like to do repetitive math problems, but see verbal math problems as a game and a challenge. In our Verbal Math series, we removed handwriting from math problems to to help children cement fundamental mathematical skills. Our goal is to help your children develop math fluency early on, which leads to immediate improvements in their school work. Nothing gives a child a feeling of confidence like being able to do math problems in his head. There are many mental math books out there, but ours is the only one that is completely comprehensive, step-by-step, leaving no area undone. If your child likes to play games, and you are looking for a fun way to teach math, Verbal Math Lesson is the one and only series of its kind.
The best part about Verbal Math is that it's fun, and teaches kids to think of math as a game, rather than as a chore. The Verbal Math books encourage children to think of math as a challenge, which helps them develop a love for mathematics. Kids start disliking a subject when they're intimated or bored, so when they learn to think of it as a fun puzzle, they're encouraged and aren't afraid of tough math problems. As with reading, once fluent in basic arithmetic skills, the child can move on to complex, conceptual mathematical thinking.
What you should know about Verbal Math
- All problems in the books are to be done verbally. No pencil or paper is required or allowed.
- This course serves as a supplement for learning speed and accuracy in doing math problems.Our verbal math exercises are created to train children to use fundamentals of arithmetic so skillfully that their written work will be become easier, quicker, and more accurate. Oral efficiency is "carried over" into written work.
- Each lesson in the book includes an introduction, review of each concept, and exercises. The books start with simple operations and move on to word problems that serve to reinforce and automatize familiar concepts, with a view to developing mastery, skill, and facility.
- See a review of Verbal Math 1 & 2 here and here and here and here.
Verbal Fractions eBook - $6.95
Verbal Fractions is a book designed to help children compute complex fractions problems in their heads. The ultimate goal of the book is for the child to get to a recognition of concepts, increase your computation speed, and make the pencil-and-paper problem solving go faster and somewhat easier.
As one of our customers explains: The book goes from a first simple "How many halves are in one apple?" to, partway through the book, "Frank can paint 3 rooms in 4 days; 2/3 of what Frank paints equals 1/2 of what Glenn paints, and also 1/3 of what Kyle paints. After the three had been painting 6/13 of a day, Frank and Kyle painted the rest. How long did it take them?" Can you solve this problem in your head? This book will help your student — and you! — do so. Full explanations are provided for each problem.
Verbal Fractions is a great way to help your child solidify tough math concepts by learning tricks and tips to compute fractions in his or her head. It's a fun activity, and your child will learn a lot by going through it!
Verbal Percents eBook - $6.95
The Verbal Percents book is really one of a kind – there is no other book like it. It's absolutely the very best way to polish up a child's ability to do percents, and has even helped lots of college students brush up on their math skills.
In daily life, the ability to quickly calculate percentages is so important. Thinking about tax rates, population statistics, and calculating the tip on a bill can be incredibly confusing. It's not a skill that's taught in school!
The book provides important tricks and shortcuts to calculating complex percentage problems. It will bring a sense of mastery of this very important fundamental topic making all typical life and SAT type problems a breeze.
Have fun, and speed up those rusty brain pathways!
Verbal Math 1 and 2 set - $19.95
Teach your young child math without pencil or paper...Verbally!
This 2 book set includes our best-selling Verbal Math series. Most children don't like to do math worksheets, but will do the same problems verbally and if you help them think of it as a game. These books are meant to teach children to do math in their head, and each lesson includes tips and tricks for quickly calculating tough problems without having to write anything down. In these books, we remove the tedious handwriting aspect from math practice, and free a child's mind to more important tasks – learning and cementing fundamental mathematical skills. Our goal is to help your children develop math fluency leading to immediate improvement in their school work.
Here's a quote from a customer who used the book:
"I was doing a lesson with my grandson after we were finished I said, ‘you did well on that math lesson'. My grandson looked at me and said, ‘What math lesson?'. When I start a lesson from the book and there are other kids around, they all stop what they are doing and want to join in on the game. They are all just itching to shout out an answer, because they think of it as play, and not as homework. It's a great program!"
Verbal Math 1, 2, and 3 eBook set - $29.95
Most children do not like to do math worksheets, but will do the same problems verbally if they can think of it as a game. We remove the tedious handwriting aspect from math practice, and free child's mind to more important tasks – learning and cementing fundamental mathematical skills. Our goal is to help your children develop math fluency leading to immediate improvement in their school work.
In this eBook set, we will help you to train your child to do math in her head and develop techniques for mathematical accuracy and efficiency. This set is exactly what you need to get your child to be interested and engaged in learning cool math tricks and shortcuts. Verbal Math is mental math, and having an understanding of how to do math in your head gives children a huge advantage.
Here are some examples of problems you child will be able to master:
If 21 cows can be kept on 7 acres for 5 months, how many sheep can be kept on 10 acres for 6 months, if 8 sheep eat as much as 1 cow?
Answer: 21 divided by 7 tells us that 3 cows can be kept on 1 acre for 5 months. 15 cows can be kept on 1 acre for 1 month. 150 cows can be kept on 10 acres for 1 month. 25 cows can be kept on 10 acres for 6 months. 25 times 8 sheep can be kept or 200 sheep.
Reena is 25 years old, and 4 fifths of her age is 4 years less than twice Mina's age; what is Mina's age?
Answer: 4 fifths of 25 years is 20 years, which is 4 years less than twice Mina's age; hence twice Mina's age is 20 + 4, or 24 years, and her age is one half of 24, or 12 years.
And more:
Two cars leave leave a town at speeds of 60 and 80 mph. If they left a 3 pm, at what time, will the slower car have traveled 40% less distance than the fast car?
If she had biked home 2 miles per hour faster, she would have got home in 25% less time. But if she had biked 2 miles per hour slower, then she would have to spend one hour more on the way. How far is her home?
These problems first show up in Algebra word problems and then on SAT tests. If you follow our step by step program, your child will be able to do all of these problems quickly in his/her head.