Math Essentials was developed by Rick Fisher, math instructor in San Jose, California school district while teaching 5/6th graders. Each year about 1/2 of his math students were able to skip 7th grade math and move onto 8 grade high powered Algebra Programs.
After seeing these results Rick designed these books for elementary, middle school, and even high school students. Many students made several grade level improvements after using this program! This is an easy to follow, step by step program, requiring only 20 minutes of work a day!
Current DVD Series Products:
No-Nonsense Algebra [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills- Book 1 (grades4/5) [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills- Book 2 (middle/high school) [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills- Pre-Algebra Concepts [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
In simple terms No-Nonsense Algebra is exactally what the title says, just Algebra and no nonsecnce in between. Students simply log onto the No Nonsence website and watch the video that goes along with the lesson, the video is only about 10 minutes long, which is just enough time to go over the daily lesson, practice problems (where they strongly encourage the kids to follow along with), 1 daily word problem, and also a review of previously learned skills! After they have completed the video they are to work on their short 1 page worksheet, which to be honest is one of Serena’s favorite parts, not having to do pages of work problems has sold her! It is taking her at the most 30 minutes to complete a lesson, for High School Algebra, I’m amazed!! This will be a company I continue to purchase math curriculum from in the future, not only is the curriculum amazing, but the price is great to!
Current Math Skills Book Series:
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Decimals and Percents [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Fractions [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Geometry [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Problem Solving [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Whole Numbers and Integers [Sample] [Table Of Contents]
Master Essential Math Skills Geometry is a great program that only takes 20 minutes a day, enough time for him to be able to understand the concept being taught, do the workpage and even get in a little review! This part of the program does not come with online videos or DVD’s that teach the lessons, but the lessons were simple enough to where we could discuss the “helpful hints” at the top of the page and he has been picking up the skills quite well with that any only minimal help from me. When he is finished with this program I expect that he will be quite efficient with his Geometry skills!
I will continue to use this program with Dustin in the future and would especially recommend this program to any child who can easily lose interest in other math programs due to short attention span, or just generally needs a push to enjoy or understand math.
The only downside with the Math Essentials Program from what I have experienced is there is not colorful pictures and other things that my dyslexic kiddo can have a reference in his brain. Most other kids would have no problems with this what so ever!! Also the answers are located in the back of the book, I just cut the answers out of the back of the book before they started!
During the months of July, August, or September Math Essentials is offering a special discount on any order placed through the Math Essentials Website HERE: