I'm a chemist and a mother of 3. My kids are 10, 8, and 5. I was just watching your DVD for Epsilon and had to stop and write you. (I got goosebumps and was so happy with the program.)
My college major was Chemistry/Physics/Math Education. I chose to work as a chemist until I had kids, but teaching is in my heart. Besides my own kids, I do get to teach chemistry parttime at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. I'm continually aware of those students who don't know the math concepts like they should.
I found your program through another homeschool mom when my 10 year old was preschool age and immediately fell in love with it. I so very much appreciate your approach to math. What an amazing start these kids are getting by learning to think and understand, not just memorize formulas! My kids understand math far beyond their peers...and you should see the structures they can make with the math blocks. My 5 year old has known how to make 10s for a couple of years now. My 8 year old learned her multiplication largely from making rectangles with her little brother. My 10 year old is starting fractions. She loves the overlays and seeing the patterns. Math is a joy for me to teach and for them to learn. Thank you!!
These new DVD's and books are awesome. I like the reorganization of them. I used the others up until this year. I like the student texts with the word problems included and the teacher's books are even better than ever. It might sound silly, but I can't wait to see how you teach the higher math skills. I want to buy them all just out of curiosity. Smile.
Thank you so much for sharing your mind with us....your math mind as well as your Christian mind. Thanks for taking a stand and being an example worth following. I speak highly of you as a person and as a teacher whenever I get the opportunity.
Estella Schmeltzer
