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Like a Math Class. Unlike Any Math Class.

If math classes were reinvented today, what would it look like? It would be rich with multisensory experiences and real-life applications. Mobile so you could take a class in your pajamas or on the road.

And so interactive — with touch, sound, and sight. In other words, it wouldn’t really be a “math class.”

It would be our multisensory math class.

Introducing…

MFM’s Homeschool Math Classes

Built for those who think differently! Our students have the gifts of dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia, and autism. You chose to homeschool your child because of these very gifts, but there’s a problem…

You know your child has gaps in their math education.

Finding and filling those gaps have been painful and time consuming.  Often it feels like you’re on the math edition of 50 First Dates because no matter what you do, it just doesn’t seem to stick.

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Getting Math Done Can Be More Painless

You chose to homeschool because you know there is no way the school can provide your child with the assistance needed. As your child has gotten older math has become increasingly more difficult to teach.

Imagine how your daily homeschool life would change if you could remove the obstacle that math has become?

How would it feel to not worry about teaching your child 5 different ways to solve a problem?

You’ll have more time to:

  • Teach your passion topics
  • Spend more time on interactive activities
  • Enjoy being the parent and not the teacher

And that’s why we’ve created a math class like no other!

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Homeschool Class Meets Multisensory Math

Parents, we know how tiring it can be to find a math method that sticks with your child.  You want to provide top-notch lessons, but lack the resources and time to do so.

We are a multisensory math center.  We use techniques that are research-based to give your child exactly what they need to aid in their retention of math.

Our technique: C-R-A

Concrete – think things you can touch

Representational – think things you can draw

Abstract – think just numbers

You may have tried this framework inside of other programs like Math-U-See but struggled none the less.  All of our teachers have been highly trained in multisensory math through Marilyn Zecher, CALT.

Our homeschool math classes are provided all online so that you can access class on-the-go or from the comfort of your pajamas.

We take the guesswork out of homeschooling math at these higher levels.  No more scrolling YouTube for one more video you hope will hit the mark.

Not only do students love working with others online, but parents adore online lessons because it makes learning math hassle-free.

 

Wondering if this class is a good fit for your child?

While this technique is appropriate for all learners, it’s essential for students who:

 

  • Feel resistant to doing math work in general
  • Struggle to remember the steps to solve problems
  • Fail to complete homework in a reasonable amount of time
  • Label themselves as “math stupid
  • Thrive when presented with opportunities to learn by doing

 Homeschool Structure

$475 per month

4 Days per Week for 40 min

+ 20 min of solo time with specialist once a week.

(homeschool charter schools welcome)

Starts in Sept. 2020

Multisensory Learning

We use highly visual videos, mnemonics, the study of math language, and touching math objects so that the student can build a reliable way to remember HOW to work with math now and into high school.

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Allowing your child to see that they are not the only one that struggles can be powerful.  There is little risk of running into a peer in this community.  Many of our students become friends and spend time together online.

One: One Attention

All students will receive individual attention from their math specialist once a week. Parents can opt to increase their time with the specialist if they’d like. Students use this individual time to get individualized instruction.

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Homework

We provide all the independent practice pages which are easy to read and dyslexic friendly.  We strive to only have 4 – 6 problems per page, providing ample writing space. 

Time Mindful

We use slower speech which allows your child to process what is being said.  

Our class also has a holiday and vacation schedule to allow for time with family.

4 Days Per Week

We know our students need lots of repetition to build strong neurons and new connections but in a way that their brain learns best…through the senses.

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Multiple Classes Available

4th/5th Grade Class

Monday – Thursday (8:00 Pacific)

  • Place Value
  • Decimals
  • Multi-digit multiplication
  • Long Division
  • Fractions
  • Basic Geometry

 

6th/Middle School Grade Class

Monday – Thursday (9:00 Pacific)

  • Fractions/Ratios/Percents
  • Decimals
  • Integers
  • Variables
  • Graphing
  • Functions

 

Pre-Algebra Class

Monday – Thursday (9:30 Pacific)

  • Integers
  • Variables
  • Graphing
  • Functions
  • Factoring
  • Polynomial Operations

 

Placement will depend on assessment data and personality fit with the peers/teachers.

We will notify you of the best fit after the assessment.

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Curriculum

Just like you, we love our freedom to teach how our students learn best.

We’ll be using a blend of various curriculums.  Materials are included in the price!

We pull from Bridges Curriculum, Rational Number Project, CPM, and others. In addition, we guide our pacing using the

Achieve the Core Website to make sure our students are staying up to grade-level expectations.

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Tentative Schedule

August 21, 2020:  Last Day to Enroll

September 14, 2020:  First day of class

November 23 – 27, 2020:  Thanksgiving Break

December 21 – January 1:  Winter Holiday

January 4, 2021:  Class Resumes

February 18, 2021:  No Class

Spring Break:  TBA

May 27, 2021:  Last day for class

 

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Meet the Teachers

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Amy Anderson

AMY is a certified teacher with a Masters in Education and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, Tacoma. Amy spent a decade laughing and learning alongside fifth graders as a full time teacher of math and science. After classroom teaching, Amy transitioned to working with students for Made for Math.

Amy is passionate about helping kids self-advocate, set goals, and continuously challenge themselves.

When Amy is not working with students online, you can find her photographing beautiful Pacific Northwest landscapes, walking her dog, scaling the walls at her local indoor rock climbing gym, or searching for humpback whales.

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Brittany Sawyer

BRITTANY is a certified educator with over 12 years of experience in teaching mathematics. She has a bachelors degree in education from the University of Texas, and she is GT and ELL certified. She has spent her career working in Title 1 schools where students often were multiple grade levels behind, and she prides herself in her ability to boost her students’ confidence and ability through hands-on and engaging learning techniques.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two young daughters. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys attending sporting events at her alamater, the University of Texas at Austin. Hook ‘em Horns!

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Matthew Lyda

MATTHEW is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He graduated from the University of South Carolina as a Teacher Fellow and continued his training in Multisensory Math I. Still not impressed? His most legitimate credentials come from the trenches and consolations of fatherhood! He is a father of three wild and glorious kids!

With a M.A.T.S. (Masters degree in theological studies) and a graduate of the Center for Intercultural Training, it only makes sense that Matthew teaches elementary students with dyslexia, the wonders, and applications of mathematics! Yet, that is the beautiful providence that he embraces daily with Camperdown Academy in Greenville, South Carolina, and Made for Math! Seriously, for Matthew, the engine has always been about supporting human flourishing and wholeness. He is grateful to live that theme in the tutoring of students.

Humor, joy, hope, and compassion naturally combine to light up his classrooms, most of the time! He believes in affirming, empowering, and celebrating each student’s success. He is committed to creatively translating emotionally sound approaches and research-based methodology so that when students and numbers meet, magic happens!

Watch the Homeschool Demo Class for FREE!

RESERVE YOUR CHILD'S SPOT

Last day to register is August 21, 2020.

Our registration fee is $300 which is used for an assessments and supplies for our class.

After you pay, you’ll fill out a form to let us know which level you’d like.

F.A.Q.’s

We live outside of the U.S. Can we still participate?

Yes, you can!  There are a few exceptions.  Materials that we mail to students are only shipped within the continental United States.  That means that if you live in Alaska, Hawaii, the UK, or Australia you’ll need to gather the materials for the class. This class is also for English speaking students only.

My child isn't performing at grade level now. Will this class be too hard?

Great question! Most of our students are 2 to 3 grade levels behind their peers.  Our opinion is…that’s ok!  We’ll begin with an assessment to see exactly where your child falls so we can serve them best.  We also recommend opting to buy the class + extra one:one time.  We give a special discount for families enrolled in our class.  You can choose to do the class and pay for additional time with a tutor twice a week.

Can we use funds from our charter homeschool?

You sure can!  We are vendors for several charter homeschools.  We’d happily apply to be a vendor so you can delegate those funds to this class.

Is this class appropriate for my child with dyslexia?

Absolutely!  Multisensory math is an absolute MUST when working with a child that has dyslexia.  It will be a total game changer for your child.

How many students are in each class?

We have a minimum of 3 and a max of 5.  Your child will get to know their peers well!

Will multisensory math work for your child?

Run through this visual checklist.  If your child struggles with any of these, then multisensory math is a good fit!

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Math Resistant Child

If math has become a battle or homework is taking longer than 30 minutes, it’s time to bring in one of our coaches to teach your child how they best learn.  Many of our students report feeling tremendous relief in the first 10 minutes!

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Middle & High Schoolers

These years are the best to tackle math deficits.  Waiting only deepens the problem and slows down progress.  Our students experience rapid results and increased confidence!  Multisensory math works even at the algebra level.

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"Lazy" or "Unmotivated"

Are you hearing from the school your child is bright and smart, but lazy and unmotivated?  We know that’s just NOT true!  They haven’t been exposed to how their brain learns best which is through multisensory math.

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Out of the Box Thinker!

Does your child have a knack for seeing the big picture?  Do they seem to problem solve best when they are doing something?  Are they excellent at building with their hands?  Multisensory math is a great fit.

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IEP, 504s, RTIs

Does your child have a current intervention plan at the school to help with various learning needs?  Multisensory Math can be the anchor to all learning at school as they continue up each grade.

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Neurodiverse Thinkers!

We help student’s with differently wired braines!  Such as 2E (twice exceptional), ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, processing disorders, sensory issues, and autism spectrum disorder.