Thursday, February 23, 2012

Learn Math Fast System Review & Give-Away!

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I am thrilled to be able to tell you about the Learn Math Fast System. I've been using them with my two younger kids, grades 3 and 6, since January. First a little back-ground:
We've been filling in with workbooks, Prentice Hall books, Frankie Schaeffer Singapore knock-offs, etc. but haven't actually landed on a math program since the fire. My 12 yo ds is a linguistic guy, not symbolic and I've been teaching and re-teaching fractions to him since. Honestly, the fire knocked the math stuffing right out of him.  My 9yo is a math geek and has been doing long division for a couple of months. O.k., that's the back-drop. Two kids, totally different starting points.

Into this scenario comes Learn Math Fast. I had both kids start in Book I. Book 1 starts at the beginning with addition and subtraction facts, and moves quickly to multiplication and division. There are no manipulatives, but there are great graphics. The author, Mergans, gives lots of mental math tips, practice and timed tests. It's straightforward, basic moves quickly and is very effective. It's mental math, baby. Love that. (I do, I'm one of the fastest mental math people I know). The kids are almost done with book 1. They are working hard at it, but it's not overwhelming and they are really nailing memorizing the math facts. Good, good stuff.

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Book II starts with fractions and moves to decimals and percents. I'm excited to get there with my 12 yo. He felt no self-consciousness at being in Book 1 with his sister. In fact, he is excited to be really nailing math. The end of book II sees the student ready for pre-algebra.

Book III covers pre-Algebra and slopes, covering this oft mis-understood concept in 5 easy steps.

Book IV covers geometry. I'm excited to get to this 'cause frankly, geometry and I did not see eye to eye. I love learning stuff I missed growing up. I have high hopes with this system. And it really is a system. Connections and explanations are clear and straight-forward.

Mergans, (the author) explains the system this way: "My method of explaining math and giving ways to remember and recall important aspects of math is what makes it different.  Also, I talk in a friendly mom-ish voice (like Life of Fred) making math non-intimidating and "kind of" fun.

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I'm a basic, get er' done type for the pesky have-to-dos, like math and phonics. The reason is this: once you get the "have to dos" done and out of the way, you get to move on to the fun stuff, like reading everything in site and doing percentages in your head and algebra. This is my kind of program. In addition to getting the job done, pain-free (added bonus), it's inexpensive. Totally my cup of tea.

For only $145 plus shipping, and with nothing else to buy, it is a very economical way to buy 8 grade levels of math

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The Learn Math Fast System folks have graciously offered to give away the entire k-8th grade program (WOOT!) to one blessed winner. We'll be drawing the winners name from sign-ups on March 16. The winner has 5 dyas to claim their prize, which will be mailed to them from the publisher.  

TO SIGN UP for this incredible give-away: 
1)  send  an email to author@LearnMathFastBooks.com . The email should include yoru name, email address, and why you  would like to win.  
2) Join this blog, and leave a comment letting me know. If you are already a friend, just lmk.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine will be publishing an article Mergens wrote in their January 2012 issue.  It is called Unlock Your Fidgety Childs Ability to Focus and Learn.  
  
Learn Algebra Fast 2, will be coming out next spring. Can't wait!

Find more give-aways at Giveaway Day

53 comments:

Redradtech said...

Lisa, this sounds great!!!!!!

Pam said...

Wow, this sounds awesome. It would be great to win!

LaughingLioness said...

It is, Steph! Cub is actually feeling GOOD about math, AND learning it. Win-win (love those ; )!

Lori Miner said...

Love this-glad to be following your blog now!

Nicole said...

Great prize!! I am a follower, and I emailed the publisher. Have a great day!

Ri Ri said...

Hi I just joined your blog. I am a single homeschooling mom who struggles teaching her kids math. My budget is small so this would bless me so much!

Gillian said...

Looks like an amazing program, and I would LOVE to win it!

Hen Jen said...

sounds like an awesome program! Math is my weak spot, and memorizing facts is something I struggle helping my kids do.

I am already following your blog :)

Amber said...

This looks awesome! Maybe this would help my special needs kiddo. I am at such a loss with him.

atozmom said...

This sounds amazing!! It sounds like it would really help my son who has a hard time staying focused.

Swellmomma said...

What a great give away! I joined your blog and emailed the author, can't wait to see who wins. This one would be perfect for my 2 older delayed kids.

susan said...

sounds like a good program.

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Hi. I'm a new blog follower and linked over from Hip Homeschool Moms.

Tracy said...

Lisa, I e-mailed the author with my information. The books look wonderful. It's just what my kids need. I know that everyone wants to win....but I really hope that I do. :o)

Kelli said...

Not sure if I'm too late but I e-mailed the author, Lisa and joined your site. Thanks for posting this. It looks great!

Rachel said...

Found your blog a few weeks ago through another blog...now I'm following you! Thanks for the info about this program. :)

merrySunshine said...

This program sounds great! I've sent the email and subscribed to your blog.

Blessings,
Melinda

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/prayforhannah

FaithfulMom said...

I would love to win this!!

FaithfulMom said...

I would love to win!

Angie said...

I entered by emailing the author and I already subscribe to your blog.

Looks great. Thanks, Lisa. :)

Llindseymomoffour said...

I would love to win these math books. Thanks for the chance.

Michele said...

This program sounds great. Thanks for sharing. I would love to win!

Betsy Price said...

Cool! I just followed your blog

Homeschool Mom said...

Looks like a great program, I would love to win this!

Sweet Polly Purebred said...

Thank you for letting us know about this program. :)

MamaHen said...

I signed up to follow your blog. Please enter me!

Mere said...

This sounds amazing!

I would love to win this for my daughter, she has had significant problems learning math and I have spent so much money trying new methods.

- Meredith

Daisymomto3 said...

I would love to win this for my girls! :)

VanessaB said...

I just found your blog and am now following you. I'm crossing my fingers that I win the Learn math Fast! :)

Carrie Elsass said...

I joined, thanks!:)

Meghan said...

This sounds like a wonderful math program! I'm excited for the giveaway!

Barbara said...

I joined your blog and emailed the info to the author! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful math program!

Michelle - Blessed Mom of 4 said...

I emailed and joined! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Karyn Tripp said...

Just discovered your blog- new follower. Thanks for an AMAZING giveaway!
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seawellfamily said...

Hi. I just joined your blog and I am very interested in the give-away for the math. I already emailed the publisher. How exciting! Thanks for offering this opportunity. :-)

jennifer said...

just found you! am following now, thanks! :)

Eadie said...

Thanks for your review of the Learn Math Fast System.

Karen said...

Lisa,
I signed up the the giveaway. I have one guinea pig left to try to teach math to. :)

Karen

Mae Meyers said...

following you forever. LOVE ya, friend.
Mae

Nancy said...

Just joined... thanks for offering this giveaway!

Jennifer O said...

This sounds like a great curriculum. Thanks for sharing!

jkrugh said...

New blogger here! So excited at the opportunity to win the LearnMathFast system, but equally excited to peruse your blog!

mommychick said...

Left a message with the author of the math series - would be such a blessing to win this! Thank you for the opportunity. I am looking forward to following your blog also!

asmither said...

Thank you for sharing this information and I sent the author an email.. either way I am getting this for my daughter.. Again thank you

tjzink said...

This program sounds great! I can't wait to start : )

kadamowicz said...

Would love to try something new. With 4 kids to get through math it is hard to find something to fit them all. This looks like something the younger boys would love! Emailing now-thanks so much!

Gidget said...

This sounds like a great program! I sent the email, but for some reason I've never been able to get Google Friend Connect to work, so I followed with Networked Blogs - I hope that's ok :)

Thanks for the opportunity!

QueenB said...

i sent my emails!! i'd love to try this- my 6.5 year old struggles in math and her friend does too, i'd love to share with his mom and team up to do some homeschool math work!!

QueenB said...

i'm also following GFC now its as brett - its my (outdated) blog logo as the image)

bbm2jwm at yahoo dot com

Jackie said...

New follower via GFC and I emailed the publisher. Thanks!!


jygriebel@gmail.com

Harvey said...

This looks great! I hope to get this for my non-mathy son!

Classical Circus said...

That looks great!

Repp Fam. said...

WOW ,
I found your blog as a review to the Learn Math Fast system. I am in need of a good program to catch #1 up and teach # 2 plus funding is scarce so this "giveaway " looked like a possible answer to prayer. I signed up before reading the year part of the date !! Oh well. thank you for the information I did recieve and please continue ! I hope it is useful to whoever won in 2012 !!