Well, actually, lots of people do.

However, that just means they haven’t had a chance to play *Mind Your Numbers* by Kitki. I was lucky enough to learn about the game during its Indiegogo campaign, and grabbed two copies. Good news is it is now available through Amazon, so you can grab a copy. (I actually recommend you get two so you can have up to four players.)

Although it’s just fun to play, it is especially valuable for those trying to help kids with math facts (mutiplication, division, addition, and subtraction). Not only will it exercise those skills, it strengthens stategic thinking. Age-wise, my 10 year-old son, my 23 year-old son, and I (a 53 year-old guy) had a great time…even though I’m not much of a board game guy.

As someone who has tutored a kid who didn’t know his math facts when he should have, I wish I had this tool in my arsenal.

Great work Kitki!

]]>Well, 2018 has officially arrived…and so has Winifred, our new, beautiful Bearded Dragon.

We here at Math.Promo not only love mathematics…we are also pretty fond of a bunch of critters we have running around the house. Winifred joined our small zoo today and is already bringing joy to the clan…although Chewie isn’t happy he cannot player with her (and is making that clear with a bit of incessant barking).

Happy New Year from Michelle, Augie, Gloria, Pickles, Liten, Granite, Sunny, a bunch of unnamed fish and…of course…

Winifred!

Oh, and from me…Alan…the Mathematician.

P.S. Can you guess which of the above names are humans, dogs, and cats?

]]>What you see on this page is the book that is going to bring me back into the mathematics fold. As of January 8 I’ll be a student at Indiana University East, getting a second bachelor’s in…

You guessed it…

*Mathematics!*

Sadly, it has been decades since my last college math course…so I am starting from scratch. It’ll be a bit expensive given how many classes I could have skipped…but it’ll help me be better prepared and to keep more of my hair. (If you check out “About” you’ll see I don’t have much left to give away!)

So, I’m kicking off my new site to promote math this last day of 2017…while looking forward in 2018 to getting back into a subject I have loved since I first started school.

I think. I mean, I really don’t remember much from elementary school.

(Although I do remember, in fifth grade at Canaan Elementary School, testing badly in geometry, and Mrs. Franz forcing me to build all kinds of drinking-straw and pipe-cleaner 3D geometric shapes. It wasn’t until geometry was used as the basis of a high school logic class I stopped hating that part of mathematics.)

Well, enough of math-PTSD stories. Happy New Year everyone!

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