The TRUTH about How Every Mom Can be Free of Math Worry and Avoid Feeling Like a Failure
WHY DOES YOUR CHILD HATE MATH?
Knowing math facts "pretty well" is like trying to practice with a piano like this.
-  Build a solid foundation that will ensure your child's success in math; then watch your child's resistance to math—and to you—melt away.

-  Teach TIMES TABLES and DIVISION FACTS before addition with our groundbreaking system

-  OR rescue a child that “hates math“ already (i.e., has taken on negative patterns and beliefs inherent with traditional approaches).
 We use a different sequence so the kids win on on Day One which makes them feel smart in the first five minutes
 With virtually no memorization, kids don't get bored or feel dumb which means you will enjoy increased joy and confidence as a home school mom
 Lessons are designed so the child is neither overwhelmed nor bored, but challenged like in a video game--and that means they rapidly gain confidence and learn to love math
 Using their minds creatively feels like an Easter egg hunt so kids discover they are smart...the confidence they gain is real and lasting
 Our process creates a flexible brain, adept at jumping between operations, which increases mental capacity and removes roadblocks to success in other math curricula
 We use a different sequence so the kids win on on Day One which makes them feel smart in the first five minutes
 With virtually no memorization, kids don't get bored or feel dumb which means you will enjoy increased joy and confidence as a home school mom
 Lessons are designed so the child is neither overwhelmed nor bored, but challenged like in a video game--and that means they rapidly gain confidence and learn to love math
 Using their minds creatively feels like an Easter egg hunt so kids discover they are smart...the confidence they gain is real and lasting
 Our process creates a flexible brain, adept at jumping between operations, which increases mental capacity and removes roadblocks to success in other math curricula
What's Included in the MathHacked Deluxe Edition
What's Included in the MathHacked Deluxe Edition
SEVEN ENTICING CARD DECKS

You may wonder when you look inside this box, why the decks vary so much in size. Each deck is crafted, through much testing, to hit that "sweet spot," the perfect balance between too easy (boring) and too hard (demoralizing). 

You'll have your child's buy-in on the first deck...and his/her enthusiasm to conquer each new deck. Heather Linchenko, the creator of MathHacked, experienced 100% success with this system in her home school, a large class of first through third graders, and through private tutoring. 

Every child was excited about the process and achieved competence quickly, even after initially showing resistance and negative body language.

Reacting to this success, the teacher exclaimed, "I have a Master's Degree, and I've never seen anyone teach this way!"

You won't have to fight, beg, or push your kid to do math. What a relief!!


SEVEN ENTICING CARD DECKS

You may wonder when you look inside this box, why the decks vary so much in size. Each deck is crafted, through much testing, to hit that "sweet spot", the perfect balance between too easy (boring) and too hard (demoralizing).

You'll have your child's buy-in on the first deck...and his/her enthusiasm to conquer each new deck. 

Heather Linchenko, the creator of MathHacked, experienced 100% success with this system in her home school, a large class of first through third graders, and through private tutoring. 

Every child was excited about the process and achieved competence quickly, even after initially showing resistance and negative body language.

Reacting to this success, the teacher exclaimed, "I have a Master's Degree, and I've never seen anyone teach this way!"

You won't have to fight, beg, or push your kid to do math. What a relief!!

QUICK & SIMPLE ONLINE TRAINING
Your first step using our system will be to watch a series of short orientation videos (22 min total) that will reveal to you a different and better way to teach math.

Next, follow a simple 3-step process per module.

1) Watch a video (7 min avg) showing you exactly what to do;
2) Mimic the process with your child;
3) Then, practice 10-15 minutes a day until they can "slam dunk it".

Easy peasy. No worries.

Putting your other programs on hold and doing MathHacked first is like sharpening a saw; you'll actually save time and get to your goal faster. 

Maybe you'll have time for a relaxing soak in the tub for a change...

QUICK & SIMPLE ONLINE TRAINING

Your first step using our system will be to watch a series of short orientation videos (22 min total) that will reveal to you a different and better way to teach math

Next, follow a simple 3-step process per module.

1)  Watch a video (7 min avg) showing you exactly what to do;
2) Mimic the process with your child;
3) Then, practice 10-15 minutes a day until they can "slam dunk it."

Easy peasy. No worries.

Putting your other programs on hold and doing MathHacked first is like sharpening a saw; you'll actually save time and get to your goal faster. Maybe you'll have time for a relaxing soak in the tub for a change...


DECK FOR GAINING SPEED
Deck Eight integrates all previous learning into one final physical deck.

This deck becomes a treasured possession to kids because they love feeling smart!

 They’ll likely practice this deck when you’re not watching, feeling ownership in their learning. 

They'll jump at the chance to "perform" for their parents or any willing audience. 

You might just be bustin' your own buttons.

The daily goal for the child is to shave one second off their time. Most kids really enjoy tracking this on paper. 

They do this until the answers pop out without hesitation or thought...those neural pathways are established, and it's more like instinct now.

Confidence born of competence will make math a favorite subject and your children's "can-do" mentality will propel them forward in future math studies.

William Hazlitt says it this way, “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

We might add, "As is your child's confidence and capacity, so is your confidence as a homeschool mother."
DECK FOR GAINING SPEED
Deck Eight integrates all previous learning into one final physical deck.  

This deck becomes a treasured possession to kids because they love feeling smart!  They’ll likely practice this deck when you’re not watching, feeling ownership in their learning. They'll jump at the chance to "perform" for their parents or any willing audience.  You might just be bustin' your own buttons. 

The daily goal for the child is to shave one second off their time. Most kids really enjoy tracking this on paper. They do this until the answers pop out without hesitation or thought...those neural pathways are established, and it's more like instinct now. 

Confidence born of competence will make math a favorite subject and your children's "can-do" mentality will propel them forward in future math studies.

William Hazlitt says it this way, “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

We might add, "As is your child's confidence and capacity, so is your confidence as a homeschool mother."
DECK FOR GAINING SPEED
Deck Eight integrates all previous learning into one final physical deck.  

This deck becomes a treasured possession to kids because they love feeling smart!  They’ll likely practice this deck when you’re not watching, feeling ownership in their learning. They'll jump at the chance to "perform" for their parents or any willing audience.  You might just be bustin' your own buttons. 

The daily goal for the child is to shave one second off their time. Most kids really enjoy tracking this on paper. They do this until the answers pop out without hesitation or thought...those neural pathways are established, and it's more like instinct now. 

Confidence born of competence will make math a favorite subject and your children's "can-do" mentality will propel them forward in future math studies.

William Hazlitt says it this way, “As is our confidence, so is our capacity.”

We might add, "As is your child's confidence and capacity, so is your confidence as a homeschool mother."
ONLINE DECKS - DIVISION AND MORE

Three additional decks came about when kids finished the program and were begging for more. Heather told them, "But...you know all your facts!" 

"Pleeeease, can we do more??!" 

[Ain't it grand for a kid to be hungry to learn?!]

So...the bonus Online Decks were born for an eager crowd...and became an instant hit.

1) THE QUANTUM solidifies the commutative property (large number x smaller number and reverse) and introduces larger numbers.

2) THE I.O.B. (Inside Out and Backwards) helps kids discover they already know their division facts in a few "light bulb" moments. Wow. Fast, effective and fun! (Nothing like when you learned division facts as a kid, right?)

3) THE MIND BENDER, our last, most intense mental workout of all--makes kids giggle at the deepened intensity as they mentally dig in! Because they know they can.  

Btw, giggling about math is the norm with MathHacked. And kids find that returning to their “regularly scheduled” math work--now that they're so "mentally muscular"--is actually exciting to them...and that's fun for you!
ONLINE DECKS
DIVISION AND MORE

Three additional decks came about when kids finished the program and were begging for more. Heather told them, "But...you know all your facts!" 

"Pleeeease, can we do more??!" 

[Ain't it grand for a kid to be hungry to learn?!]

So...the bonus Online Decks were born for an eager crowd...and became an instant hit.

1) THE QUANTUM solidifies the commutative property (large number x smaller number and reverse) and introduces larger numbers.

2) THE I.O.B. (Inside Out and Backwards) helps kids discover they already know their division facts in a few "light bulb" moments. Wow. Fast, effective and fun! (Nothing like when you learned division facts as a kid, right?)

3) THE MIND BENDER, our last, most intense mental workout of all--makes kids giggle at the deepened intensity as they mentally dig in! Because they know they can.  

Btw, giggling about math is the norm with MathHacked. And kids find that returning to their “regularly scheduled” math work--now that they're so "mentally muscular"--is actually exciting to them...and that's fun for you!
ONLINE DECKS
 (DIVISION AND MORE)

Three additional decks came about when kids finished the program and were begging for more. Heather told them, "But...you know all your facts!"

"Pleeeease, can we do more??!"

[Ain't it grand for a kid to be hungry to learn?!]

So...the bonus Online Decks were born for an eager crowd...and became an instant hit.
 
1) THE QUANTUM solidifies the commutative property (large number x smaller number and reverse) and introduces larger numbers.

2) THE I.O.B. (Inside Out and Backwards) helps kids discover they already know their division facts in a few "light bulb" moments. Wow. Fast, effective and fun! (Nothing like when you learned division facts as a kid, right?)

3) THE MIND BENDER, our last, most intense mental workout of all--makes kids giggle at the deepened intensity as they mentally dig in! Because they know they can.

Btw, giggling about math is the norm with MathHacked. And kids find that returning to their “regularly scheduled” math work--now that they're so "mentally muscular"--is actually exciting to them...and that's fun for you!
BONUS CARDS

In the “Bonus” section of your MathHacked box, you'll find creative “Concept cards” that will delight your kids (after mastery) and/or help children who need a little extra boost to their imagination to get to mastery.

You will also find 20 beautiful cards with quotes Heather has mined from thought leaders over the course of 30 years. These philosophies make up the foundation upon which the MathHacked System was built.

Displaying these attractive cards around your home will help you gain and maintain a mindset that will remove negativity from your homeschool, and from your life.
BONUS CARDS

In the “Bonus” section of your MathHacked box, you'll find creative “Concept cards” that will delight your kids (after mastery) and/or help children who need a little extra boost to their imagination to get to mastery.

You will also find 20 beautiful cards with quotes Heather has mined from thought leaders over the course of 30 years. These philosophies make up the foundation upon which the MathHacked System was built.

Displaying these attractive cards around your home will help you gain and maintain a mindset that will remove negativity from your homeschool, and from your life.
MATHHACKED Deluxe Edition
First-graders love it, shut-down kids transform...and it lifts a burden for Mom!
No matter what curriculum you're currently using, start first with MathHacked, and you'll turbo charge the rest.
ORDER YOUR MATHHACKED SYSTEM TODAY ☞

Today was my daughter's first day jumping back into her regular math book since starting MathHacked and it was FUN! No skip counting over here! Just clear answers, right out of her brain! Thank you, MathHacked!

@CMessick

I was one of the dumb kids when it came to math. I can completely relate to what you are describing. It took me years to realize that I loved to learn and I was a lot smarter than I ever thought I was! I got all choked up when I saw your program this morning! God bless you and the MathHacked Girls!!!!

@BSmith

I can’t get Grace to go play with friends because she wants to work on her math. I’m not even mad about it ;).

@CBaldwin

Shocked at how quickly my little kids picked up basic math with this. Well done!!!

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MATHHACKED Deluxe Edition

First-graders love it, shut-down kids transform...and it lifts a burden for Mom!
No matter what curriculum you're currently using, start first with MathHacked, and you'll turbo charge the rest.
ORDER YOUR MATHHACKED SYSTEM TODAY ☞

Today was my daughter's first day jumping back into her regular math book since starting MathHacked and it was FUN! No skip counting over here! Just clear answers, right out of her brain! Thank you, MathHacked!

@CMessick

I was one of the dumb kids when it came to math. I can completely relate to what you are describing. It took me years to realize that I loved to learn and I was a lot smarter than I ever thought I was! I got all choked up when I saw your program this morning! God bless you and the MathHacked Girls!!!!

@BSmith

I can’t get Grace to go play with friends because she wants to work on her math. I’m not even mad about it ;).

@CBaldwin

Shocked at how quickly my little kids picked up basic math with this. Well done!!!

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I was teaching my first grade grandkids their 9 times tables. Their parents were amazed. That was a confidence builder for sure. Thanks again.

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I love how you have all the easy ones in here, Mrs. Linchenko!

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When we take road trips, my daughter likes to work on her flashcards now instead of computer games.

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Where did you learn to teach this way? I have a masters degree and I've never seen anyone teach this way.

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SOME OF OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SOME OF OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Dearest Homeschool Moms!

...and of course you Wonderful Dads and anyone else determined to help a child!...

It is very important to us that we don't bog you down, so if you want to just trust us, skip all the "fine print" in this section, and go ahead without understanding all the ins and outs of everything, the system will work just as well for you and your child. Take heart; it can be just that simple!

If, however, you have the time and/or the desire to know more up front, there is much more we'd love to share with you!

Following are the questions addressed in this section. Feel free to look through the list of topics below for questions most important to you and then scroll down till you find it! Also, please contact us at <thegals@mathhacked.com> with any other questions you'd like to see addressed.

How does MathHacked differ from traditional methods?
1 - We're not what you're expecting

Other boxes containing flashcards are just that--a box of flashcards. What you see is what you get; they're a dime a dozen.

Our MathHacked box may seem similar to other systems because it does happen to be full of cards with equations on them--only admittedly MUCH more interesting to hold and look at than the average bear (er, giraffe)--but we guarantee that within our MathHacked Deluxe Training System, there is much, much more than meets the eye. Much.

In fact, we would go so far as to say that:

• if you take your child through the system as we teach it...

• meaning not just doing "what" we tell you to do, but also "how," "when," and "why" we suggest you do it...

• that this one simple product for teaching/solidifying times tables and division facts to kids from around 6 to any age...

• taking roughly 15 minutes out of your day...

• while giving back more than it takes since we suggest that you to stop all other math work while you're doing ours, because everything will go quicker and easier after this foundation...

• will be the Single Most Valuable Educational Asset in your Entire Homeschool...

• as it has the greatest power to turbo charge your child's education...

• relieve you of stress...

• improve your relationship with your children...

• and thus improve your life...

Big claims we know, but we happen to believe them...because we happen to have experienced them, and are experiencing them still.

There is a whole world of thought and philosophy and experience behind WHY the box and cards look as they do, WHY they're put together in the order and fashion they are, and "WHAT ALL" the training is designed to accomplish. 

MathHacked is specific to math, but also incredibly broad and vast in the application of the learning to be gained therein. For example, how often we see in the business world how much of a difference The MathHacked Way of things would make to business owners and executives, both in saving time and saving money...vast amounts of it! 

Disclaimer: Our research reveals that The MathHacked Deluxe Training System does not slice bread...nor will it sharpen your knives or fluff your pillows...but with your improved relationships, your kids might do those things for you with a smile. ;)
2 - We don't start with addition

Others start math studies with addition because it seems easiest and kids can use "external crutches" to get the job done. (Then multiplication, by comparison, seems a daunting task.)

At MathHacked, we advocate starting a child's math education (when possible) with first multiplication/division facts, THEN addition/subtraction, as early as 6 years old. This eliminates the hard-to-shift mindset that external crutches are necessary for math figuring and prevents hard-to-break habits from forming around them. 

Also, it just so happens that even the little tykes really dig using their minds (remember, it wasn't just the top of the class, but 100% of the students loved it). It makes them feel brilliant, and that feeling is addictive. This feeling creates internal motivation, releasing the parent from the role of Math Police. Moving on to addition after multiplication with MathHacked feels like a breeze and can be accomplished by the child mentally, without the use of external crutches.
3 - We don't bog kids down

Others (without realizing it) expect kids to do a lot of "heavy lifting" right from the start of their multiplication studies: The child must, a) hold still...which by itself is hard for most kids, b) write...which they may not love to do, c) memorize math facts...a tedious task for most kids, d) simultaneously do their other math assignments...ALL THESE AT THE SAME TIME. In addition, all this is expected of children, e) without their choice or buy-in, often even against their wills!! No wonder we have discipline problems. 

At MathHacked, we realize that the act of Focused Thinking is heavy enough all by itself for a little child…so rather than expecting kids to keep five balls simultaneously in the air, we ask of them only one: the Thinking part. 

We've also designed the system to start out so easy and fun that "buy-in" is automatic. (We don’t believe in forcing education on kids.) As they gain mental strength, more "weight" can and should be added. We've found that developing mental muscle is very similar to the physical: we all know that lifting too much weight at the gym is demoralizing and too little is boring. We want neither a lack of confidence nor a lack of desire in our students, so we pay extremely close attention to this balance. All comes in due time, which incidentally, turns out to be much faster than traditional methods.

P.S. We don't bog you moms down either, in figuring out how not to bog the kids down!!
4 - We have no respect for numerical order

Others teach multiplication first the 1s, then 2s, 3s and so on to 12s.

At MathHacked, we begin with what's easiest for kids and move systematically to what's most difficult. Throughout the program, there are trademark patterns set up for the child as things get more difficult that help them "figure out" the answer until the recall is automatic and the patterns are no longer needed. As their “mental muscle” strengthens, so do their challenges; this keeps the child empowered and enjoying the process from start to finish. Once you experience this new sequence, you'll wonder how in the world society stuck with doing it the hard way for so many generations!
5 – We're not in a hurry

Others move on to teaching new math knowledge before a child has any confidence in the old. With traditional approaches, we build on wet cement, wet cement, always wet cement. This is horribly demoralizing to kids. It makes them want to quit because they feel dumb.

At MathHacked, we've realized that 80% mastery equals 20% confidence. The math shouldn't work out this way, but strangely, it does. For this reason, we teach you to "wait for the cement to dry” on your child's learning in each of our steps to mastery, before moving on to the next step. It is counter-intuitive but we assure you that slow is fast and fast is slow. (Building a house on wet cement would sure slow the building process down, right?) 

If a child has been pushed to move before he/she is confident, the fastest way to move forward is to back up and start over. You'll be astonished at how quickly kids catch right up and even pass their peers when conditions are right.
6 - We don't bore kids

Others use memorization as their principal method for teaching times tables and division facts.

Napoleon Hill, author of the iconic book, Think and Grow Rich, advocates a better way of learning when he said, "The school system endeavors to teach children to memorize facts instead of teaching them how to use their own minds." Hear hear, Mr. Hill!

At MathHacked, we avoid using memorization because not only does the information not stick very well or very long, is it BORING to a great many students...prompting them to turn off their inner genius. (I mean, don't YOU check out when you're bored??) What children like--what they love, in fact--is to think for themselves...but you knew this already, didn't you?? 

So, as it turns out, it's not math that's boring to kids; it's the way it's been taught. 

We're out to change that!

Central and unique to our system--and not achievable through memorization--is that children learn to "think for themselves"--to learn the skills of "mental gymnastics," that is, the ability to manipulate and figure numbers in their own minds, and to jump back and forth freely between ideas and functions. 

Additionally, in our quest to avoid "boring," you will also see that we have gone to great lengths to make all our materials amusing and delightful to children. 

Doing all we can to make the child WANT to do the work is important because they then become sponges for learning--ready to soak it up!
7 - We don't want to be the "smart ones"

The current model is that teachers are the "smart ones," dispensing information to the young'uns, who will in their turn (if they behave and happen to be “gifted”), become the "smart ones"...and the cycle continues.

At MathHacked, we believe that kids are smart ALREADY; they are born smart because they are Human and each and every one has his or her genius to add to the world (which naturally goes for you, as well!). 

Rather than giving kids the answers, our system provides a way for them to find the answers THEMSELVES--in their own brains; it's a bit like a hunt for Easter eggs and when they find them, you can watch and enjoy many light-bulb moments; these illuminations bring both joy and confidence to children. When joy is returned to the educational process, the inner genius of kids is set free. 

(We always knew there was more brilliance to tap into, right? Just look at how smart kids are at figuring out computer games and electronics!!...and breaking through all our efforts to lock them out of things!!)
8 – Our ideas are not "math" philosophies, but life philosophies applied to math 

Other well-meaning programs are satisfied with mastery of the things they teach. For example, with regard to teaching basic math facts, others use external crutches such as math manipulatives (things you can touch and count); skip-counting; catchy songs or chants; tricks using fingers; math charts or graphs; cute pictures or stories; etc. They use these because they work for the most part...unaware that these types of crutches are also hard for kids to shake, even into adulthood. For example, how many of you still use fingers to count? Educators are also sometimes unaware that the use of these things are missed opportunities for confidence to the child, since subconsciously the kids give the song (for example) the credit for their success. 

At MathHacked, we’re not satisfied with simply the mastery of basic math facts, though a very worthy goal. We want more! We want confident kids who understand the workings and power of their brain, who feel competent and adept at using their own mind as a formidable math-figuring tool. This is a great source of general confidence for kids that we can tap into--one that extends far beyond math. 

Similarly, we’re not satisfied with just getting the “back and hands” of kids coming our way because we make them do what we want them to do; no, we want their “minds and hearts,” their creativity, enthusiasm, great attitudes, and solid work ethic--all of which much be volunteered. 

Simply put, our overarching goal at MathHacked through our Revolutionary Process and Teaching Style is to instill in children a can-do, self-starting mentality, and thus empower them to drive their own education. To this end, we urge parents to learn the principles and practices involved with this program and utilize them in other areas of education and parenting. 

The great surprise is that when we do this, it's not just great for our kids; it recovers to us an untold amount of time and energy, as well as a richer, more joyful relationship with our kids…not to even mention greater influence in their lives.
What should my child know before starting?
To begin MathHacked the child should recognize and know the names of all the numbers, to be able to count a good spell by ones, and be able to know which numbers are more or less than others. They should specifically be able to know what is one more and one less than any given single-digit number. It is also helpful if the child knows how to count by fives. 

Our experience is that generally 6 year olds are ready, and occasionally a 5 year old here or there. You will understand through the orientation videos how to tell if your child is ready or not. Just know that we never advocate pushing children beyond what they WANT to do and what is natural for them...or for creating any kind of stressful situation for them whatsoever; in fact, this is most definitely NOT the MathHacked way. 

The point is not that we start kids any earlier in math than you would otherwise wish, only that when we are ready to start, that we begin them with times tables and division facts--the MathHacked way--instead of addition. There is plenty of time for addition later on. Our experience is that this order of things creates a mindset in children that makes math easier for them all around, and therefore easier on you, their parents.

One last note on this point is that if you have a child wanting to do MathHacked even younger than 5 (they often do because the box and cards make it look so fun), find a way to spend a little one-on-one time with them to get them involved with the cards in some small way. As you look into the first two modules, you will find that there are little things you can do to make this possible for them. 
What if my child knows most of his/her math facts?
How well does your child really know his/her facts? Unless a child knows all the basic facts to the point of "effortless and automatic," it can feel like walking through quicksand to tackle things like Algebra, for instance.

We find that 80% competence gives only 20% confidence. To give you an idea as to why, think of walking on a surface that's smooth except for just 20%, of the floor boards jutting up. You would not be able to walk with confidence on that floor--without having to focus on it the whole time, that is--and especially while carrying something heavy. Math is like that.

Taking the time and care to smooth out every one of those "rough spots" will make a world of difference for your child in doing math down the road. 

Additionally, while a person may do well in one category of thinking, it's a different thing altogether to be able to jump back and forth at will between different categories. You'll see more what we mean when you get inside the training. This skill is something we like to call "mental gymnastics" and is likely something your child has never really tried doing. This ability, too, is well worth stopping all other math studies for a time, to acquire and solidify.
How did MathHacked come to be?
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!
Who are "The Gals at MathHacked"?
"The Gals" are Heather and Shirl, a couple of crazy grannies (well, Heather is a would-be granny, but hopeful!) who decided that instead of retiring (actually Heather has a full-time job too), they would start a company! So now rather than putting their feet up and eating grapes, they have found themselves collating thousands of math cards, hoisting hundreds of boxes and climbing steep peaks of learning in all things online. 

Their first assembly center was Heather's basement, crowded with tables and stacked to the rafters with cards. How exciting it is to have recently graduated to a real live warehouse! 

Heather is the creator of MathHacked and Shirl the business brain, master of systems and manager of details, and even at her "grandma" stage of life, can work anyone under the table! Except maybe Heather.

Why do they give up so much beauty sleep when it is now more needed than ever?? Mission. Having both been homeschool mothers themselves, there is nothing they hate more than to see a discouraged homeschool mom or discouraged children. They've been there, done that, and it ain't fun. Having gained the knowledge to help, particularly with regards to math, they feel a mission to do so; they are excited to pass on what has lifted burdens for them and will for you, as well. 

Heather and Shirl happen to be not just business partners, but sisters! They were born and raised in Eastern Idaho in a family of ten children, growing up on a farm. Shirley is child #6 and Heather is #8.

Both were administrative assistants to the world-renowned Executive/Personal Development and Human Relations guru, Stephen R. Covey, for several years each, and took great part in typing and helping edit his books, including his best selling Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

One of Stephen's teachings is that people should live their lives "in crescendo." Heather and Shirl are tickled to realize they're doing just that! 

Hobbies? Whenever possible, they love to ride horses together in the mountains and also enjoy philosophizing and learning from each other and singing harmonies with their children and extended family. Fun fact: A common friend complimented Shirl that she was the funniest person in the whole world, and Heather that she was the 2nd funniest lol.

A little more about Heather's journey toward the creation of the MathHacked Deluxe Teaching System:

Besides the opportunity to rub shoulders with Stephen R. Covey for many years, she also worked as administrative assistant to Douglas T. Snarr, another motivational speaker and author (who spoke in a circuit with Paul Harvey, Zig Zeiglar, and others). These two "mentors extraordinaire," through their intense love of learning, knowledge, passion for sharing and their example in living the principles they taught, planted her firmly on the path of life-long learning; she wanted to become just like them. 

She married a man born and raised in communist Russia, causing more shifts in her thinking and how she views life...tectonic shifts. She also discovered through seeing his education how woefully inadequate hers was by comparison. Though she had been an "honor student" through most all of her years in school, she discovered that while she happened to be good at the “system," she did not come out feeling educated. Her kids had many questions, as all children do, but all she could come up with for answers was, "Yeah, that sounds familiar but I can't remember!" It was "memorize, test, and forget," a sad state of affairs.

While living in Kazakstan due to her husband's work, and finding the English-speaking schools to be out-of-this-world expensive, she of necessity started homeschooling their five children. What surprised her was how much she enjoyed it, how much more fulfilled it made her feel as a mother, and how much she learned! Over the years she has enjoyed the leeway homeschooling gave her to break even more with tradition and societal norms and experiment with new teaching methods and ideas. 

Through much trial and error, she has picked up some unique philosophies about education and parenting along the way that she has found to be very effective, and really so much easier on both teacher and student. 

These new ideas, along with lots of experimenting--and some mind-blowing success in the classroom--led to the creation of a system for teaching multiplication (before addition, ideally) that we call MathHacked. She hopes it will become a factor in shifting current educational paradigms. She and Shirl see a new day in education dawning and are excited to be a part of it!
How can a program for math help with parenting?
Heather here. I love this question. 

In trainings and podcasts I have done, and especially to close friends when trying to explain just what MathHacked is (not an easy task to do quickly, btw, as there is so much more to it than a surface view would have you believe), at some point I will invariably jump from talking about math to talking about parenting.h to talking about parenting. 

I hear my passion strengthen as I talk of helping parents get to richer relationships with their children, to a place of less stress in these relationships and more joy, to less time spent on controlling or avoiding and more time spent simply enjoying each other’s unique presence and basking in the unparalleled opportunity it is to be together. 

So easy to forget how utterly COOL that is when things get crazy, huh?! 

I have discovered that I, along with most well-meaning parents out there, have been guilty of giving kids far too little credit, of underestimating them, and of accidentally “getting in their way,” making it more difficult for them to awaken their untapped potential. Boy, have I ever done this! 

This is TIME CONSUMING and ENERGY DRAINING, I can tell you!!! 

But there is a better way; it's the MathHacked way.

Surprisingly, not only does MathHacked create the best foundation for your child’s math career than anything we’ve ever encountered--and this aspect is awesome in and of itself--it is a fantastic vehicle for heading toward all those things that give your family life more joy, those things that add LIFE to your life. 

How can MathHacked help with such a thing as this, you say? 

Because without having to...

• understand and assimilate the many philosophies behind the system, 

• without having to go through the time and hard work of mining them, 

• and testing them, 

• and personally changing your mindset to match them, 

• without all the trial and error 

• and sheer number of MISTAKES and FAILURES that I had to go through 

• to get to the knowledge contained within the MathHacked Training System that has drastically improved my life and relationships… 

...you can simply watch and mimic these MathHacked paradigms at play, just 15 or so minutes a day with your child, in a simple math setting. 

If you do our system as we explain it, you will see and experience how much of a difference a "new way of being" and a "new way of thinking" with your child can make, how much more effective and fun your time together can be, and get a better idea of the increased influence you can have. VISION is created…and along with that, a DESIRE to carry it forward into other areas of education and life. 

You know, Vision is a powerful thing.

When you catch and hold Vision, your aim shifts from trying to get through life and trying to survive your kids, to trying to accomplish something specific or even many specific things.

It changes what you think about in the shower and as you fix your hair, from worrying about your kids and fearing you're not "enough" as a mother [NEWS FLASH: You are.]…to Envisioning and Dreaming and taking care to reframe your thoughts to more useful ones. 

Additionally, MathHacked offers you a very comfortable setting to "try these paradigms on for size" with your child. It provides you with a non-threatening opportunity to tweak your parenting and to adopt ways and ideas found within the training, that will ultimately lead your child to take the reins of his or her own education and life, and for you and your child to enjoy the "tightest" of relationships with each other.

Tight relationships unlock learning potential and free inner genius.

Tight relationships hold the finest of joys this life has to offer.

"To be happy at home is the result of all ambition, the end to which every enterprise and labor tends, and of which every desire prompts the prosecution." ~Samuel Johnson

Yep, that's it. You got it, Samuel. It's pretty intense but it's true: our endgame goals with MathHacked go well beyond math. #relationshipispower

Note: The podcast below, which includes discussions about parenting, is entitled "Changing the Paradigm of Educational Pedagogy" and took place 11/30/17. Thank you Luminous Mind for the opportunity. :)
Have These Principles Been Researched?
While our minds have been in the “math for kids” and “parenting” arenas, we have noticed there are many discovering the same game changing philosophies in their own fields of interest: teaching music to children, marketing, teaching voice to adults, animal training, etc., etc. 

It is exciting to be a part of this educational shift, because we will find that we and our children can achieve much more than we ever believed possible!

It has been gratifying also to have (recently) found writings (some formally researched) and video of others who've discovered some of the same things we have--ideas and principles which we have already built into our own teaching system for math. It might give you more confidence in the power of this educational shift.

We have included some of this fantastic content below which supports some of our principal conclusions. These same ideas are contained within the MathHacked system along with many conclusions and practices that we've not found in any other math system out there.

If you run into more supporting articles, videos or podcasts in your travels, we’d love to hear about them!
THE NUMBER ONE REASON YOUR KID HATES MATH (no matter which age or grade)   

“Annie & Everything”, 11/4/16
A Blog for General Homeschool Encouragement
https://www.annieandeverything.com/hate-math-multiplication-facts/
Excerpts:

"Do I have to do math today?” You know you’ve heard this. In that whiny voice with the drawn-out words. Like doing math is the equivalent of being stretched on the rack or worse… I can almost guarantee that the child who is saying it has one particular characteristic. There are other reasons out there, but my pretty-close-to-an-expert opinion is that this one cause is the main one, the most widespread – and it’s a simple fix.

…here’s what I’ve noticed: by a large margin, the kids who hate math generally have one thing in common – they don’t know their multiplication facts.

The kids who love math, or at least tolerate it, are the ones who know their multiplication tables so well that they don’t have to think about them. Like at all. And one of the things I want you to realize is that this is a COMMON problem…we don’t ever strive for mastery.

It’s like music. If you are trying to learn piano and you never bother to master the notes on the staff, how well would you do?

Here is just a sampling of the topics that depend on the multiplication tables:

–multiplication of 2- and 3-digit numbers and decimal numbers
–division
–long division
–least common multiple and greatest common factor
–adding and subtraction fractions
–multiplying fractions
–reducing fractions
–converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers
–word problems involving distance, rate, and time
–word problems involving money, tax, interest
–percents
–ratios, proportions
–area, volume, surface area
–circumference
–solving equations
–solving systems of equations
–factoring quadratic expressions
–Pythagorean theorem
–graphing linear equations
–parabolas, ellipses
–equivalent and similar triangles
–um, and basically all of trigonometry, matrices, and anything more complex like calculus, hello …

The goal is 1 second or less, y’all. If they can’t do most facts that quickly, then it’s time to stop plodding through math lessons…and instead LEARN those buggers.

Dare I say the dreaded word? MEMORIZATION. Sometimes ya just gotta do it.

Note from The Gals: We couldn't agree more wholeheartedly with Ann--only our system accomplishes her challenge WITHOUT that dreaded "memorization" that kids hate!
A RADICAL WAY OF UNLEASHING A GENERATION OF GENIUSES

Joshua Davis, 10/15/13 
Free Thinkers Article - “Wired” Business
https://www.wired.com/2013/10/free-thinkers/
Excerpts: 

…the government-mandated curriculum…was mind-numbingly boring for him and the students, and he'd come to the conclusion that it was a waste of time. Test scores were poor, and even the students who did well weren't truly engaged. Something had to change. 

 These students in Matamoros, Mexico, didn't have…much hope—until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

To them, knowledge isn't a commodity that's delivered from teacher to student but something that emerges from the students' own curiosity-fueled exploration. 

Teachers provide prompts, not answers… They are creating ways for children to discover their passion—and uncovering a generation of geniuses in the process.

His defining principle: ‘The children are completely in charge.’ The bottom line is, if you're not the one controlling your learning, you're not going to learn as well.

…young children, motivated by curiosity and playfulness, teach themselves a tremendous amount about the world. And yet when they reach school age, we supplant that innate drive to learn with an imposed curriculum.

It was a noisy, slightly chaotic environment—exactly the opposite of the sort of factory-friendly discipline that teachers were expected to impose. But within 20 minutes, they had come up with the answer.

He'd never encountered a student with so much innate ability. He squatted next to her and asked why she hadn't expressed much interest in math in the past, since she was clearly good at it. ‘Because no one made it this interesting,’ she said.

The [traditional] system as a whole educates millions and is slow to recognize or adopt successful innovation. It's a system that was constructed almost two centuries ago to meet the needs of the industrial age. Now that our society and economy have evolved beyond that era, our schools must also be reinvented.
SHOULD WE STOP MAKING KIDS MEMORIZE TIMES TABLES? 

US News & World Report
By The Hechinger Report, Contributor 2/9/15 
http://bit.ly/2QeRexy 
Excerpts: 

Stanford professor [Jo Boaler] criticizes New York state's interpretation of Common Core math standards. 

Too much emphasis on rote memorization, she says, inhibits students’ abilities to think about numbers creatively, to build them up and break them down. She cites her own 2009 study, which found that low-achieving students tended to memorize methods and were unable to interact with numbers flexibly. 

...she is currently working on a study with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in which she is finding that the lowest performing students in the world are the ones who think math is about memorization. 

Also, Boaler argues that memorization of boring math facts, such as times tables, turns students off from math. Often, they’re high achieving students who have the kind of creative minds that would otherwise excel at it. 

The most compelling research evidence that Boaler presents is about how… pressure provokes math anxiety in many students. …A 2013 University of Chicago study found that that the working memory portion of the brain becomes blocked in stressed students and they cannot access the math facts that they know. Over time, the anxiety builds and their confidence erodes. 

The human brain is forgetful by nature, she argues...Students who learned primarily through rote [memorization] might freeze during an inevitable moment of forgetfulness, and be unable to think through the problem and come to an answer efficiently. 

Mary Mokris, a senior advisor there, defended the importance of learning times tables so thoroughly that it becomes automatic. “You need that automaticity to build a foundation and go to the next step,” she said, adding that measuring speed was also important because it helps the instructor gauge how well the student has mastered the material. 

As for research, Mokris pointed to brain science studies that have shown that repetition helps build synapses in the brain. “Until you have the repetition, you can’t build the paths,” she said. And indeed, when you dig deeper into Boaler’s paper, she is a big fan of practice and repetition. But Boaler distinguishes this from blind memorization. 

Ultimately we need more research to show what kind of practice works best.

Note from The Gals: It seems like our system may provide the missing link discussed in this article. Perhaps this is something they will someday research...meanwhile we'll be providing the proof. ;)
Were any giraffes harmed in the making of this product?
No.
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