by Gretchen K
My kid is 14. She's homeschooled. This last year we studied pre-algebra and she did OK. Without naming any names I will share that we used another base ten based math program.
Unfortunately that program doesn't really utilize base ten blocks past basic math. I decided to enroll my daughter in Crewton Ramone's math camp. I let her invite a friend, b/c math is more fun with friends right! haha!
The girls learned Algebra! Miracle! In two weeks they both were able to grasp the basic concepts in Algebra. My daughter now feels more prepared to enter her 9th year of schooling. Her friend, who is going to be doing Algebra 2 this year has a stronger foundation to build upon! I couldn't be happier. I swear by this way of learning even for kids that don't necessarily NEED the more tactile hands on part of learning.
Learning by doing, by playing, by building, by writing is 100% more effective than any other way of learning.
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Super Duper Super Secret Facebook Page.
You'll find hours and hours of videos with base ten blocks and information you won't may not find anywhere else not even on this website. I often post video tutoring sessions there. Other people post vids and links there. Lessons cost the people doing them minimum $50.00 and hour. You can watch 2 to 10 of them a month for a dollar...Do the math. Currently 127 people are there. About half of them are active.
You basically get a support group for a buck a month.
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Note: Mortensen Product Ordering Buttons Have Been Removed Due To Shipping/Inventory Issues. i basically DO NOT sell product for them anymore. Use eBay or other sources for base ten blocks.