Heather Linchenko, the creator of MathHacked, struggled in her homeschool with a daughter who hated math, and had diminishing confidence in the struggle to learn it. After telling her daughter enough times that "sometimes you just have to do hard things," it finally dawned on Heather that this was an all too familiar theme. Not only was a negative attitude toward math the prevailing attitude with her own classmates, this daughter was the fourth child she had to give these sorts of pep talks to in her homeschooling career.
(Another thing: many brilliant adults still believe they are “not smart” because they didn’t do well with how math was taught when they were kids. Are you one of them? This “not smart” label, once internalized, is STICKY!)
Heather finally said, "NO MORE MATH UNTIL I FIGURE THIS OUT."
She reflected on two principal things and these spurred her on: a) the feeling of failure and incompetence in a French class in college--she now understood acutely what “feeling dumb and like quitting” was like and wanted better for her child, and b) a quote she had heard many times from her former boss and friend, Stephen R. Covey: “Student inability is usually nothing more than teacher inflexibility.”
Time to get flexible!!!
She "stepped into her daughter's shoes" asking her question after question, and ultimately figured out that the sticking point for her in math was multiplication. Strange, because she thought her daughter knew those pretty well.
Heather stepped out of the centuries-old box and looked at the process with new eyes, utilizing many of the philosophies she had learned from Covey and other thought leaders she had studied over decades. With the completely different approach discovered, her daughter soared in math--and math became her favorite subject, even in high school, long after this program was completed.
Several years later, when working as a teacher’s aide in a private school setting, Heather had the opportunity of trying out her system with a large class of 1st to 3rd graders. She saw them coming to math with that familiar negative body language and dread and asked if she could implement this program. WOW. The success she had with 100% of the class--even the goof offs and those shut down to their education--“blew her socks across the room.” The children lined up daily to work on their math and were sad when the system was over.
Additionally, the teacher of the class, after seeing Heather teach not just math, but many subjects in new and fresh ways, and watching her class continually excited at learning, said, “Where did you learn to teach this way? I have a masters degree and I’ve never seen anyone teach this way.”
Parents started coming to her class wondering what “secrets” she had in motivating their children and opening up their personalities. They had seen such big changes in their own kids. She then realized that the uniqueness and power of her system and methods went way beyond her little home school. Since this time, she has been badgered by many to make this available to others.
Seeing and hearing of the math plight of the majority of parents out there...and knowing she had solutions...drove Heather to make this MathHacked Deluxe Training System available to everyone, including you!