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FROM THE DESK OF DAVID BERG is a special blog that hosts an ongoing series of articles intended for Making Math Real's dedicated, long-term practitioners who have the coursework and experience necessary to understand the content of these writings. David Berg, E.T., is the creator of the Making Math Real Simultaneous Multisensory Structured Methods and Founder and Director of the Making Math Real Institute. He is an author, educational therapist, international lecturer, consultant, and professional development provider for universities, conferences, public and private schools, learning disabilities organizations, and SELPAs. During his 40 years in education, he has taught all grades from kindergarten through postgraduate and has worked nationwide with thousands of educators of all levels and students of all ages. In addition to being Founder, Director, and Creator of Making Math Real, David Berg is also an artist, musician, and composer.

Published on: August 4th, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 5: Update on the Status of the Making Math Real: Overview, K-12 Course. First of all, we at the Making Math Real Institute hope that all of you are staying healthy and safe and that the impact of COVID-19 will end soon. It is our highest priority to return to our normal structure of presenting our series of 12 courses in person at our two locations in Oakland, CA, once conditions of the pandemic improve to guarantee the health and safety for all of us.

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Published on: May 6th, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 4: As I mentioned in a previous blog, Making Math Real’s Response to COVID-19: Part 2, and based on the feasibility of presenting certain courses online, we are transitioning a number of our series of 12 courses to a distance learning/online format. One of these 12 courses that will be offered in a distance learning/online format this summer is Making Math Real: Algebra 1.

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Published on: May 5th, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 3: Over the years I have received numerous requests for providing refresher courses, in particular for content areas that are the last units covered in the big 12-day courses. It is a common outcome that the presentation of the last units of these big courses, such as The Four Operations and the 400 Math Facts and Fractions, Decimals, and Advanced Place Value courses, can be faster than the rest of the units in the courses, and therefore could benefit from a refresher “intensive” course that allows for expanding and maximizing the presentations of those units. I have always agreed with these requests, but have never been able to find the available open places in our already overcrowded yearly calendar – until now.

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Published on: May 4th, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 2: We at the Making Math Real Institute hope that all of you are staying healthy and safe and that the impact of COVID-19 will end soon so we may return to our normal structure of presenting our series of 12 courses in person in our two locations in Oakland, CA. In the meantime, we are committed to continue providing as many of the 12 courses in the MMR series as possible. As part of this temporary adjustment, and based on the feasibility of presenting courses online, we are transitioning a number of these 12 courses to a distance learning/online format.

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Published on: April 1st, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 1: First of all, we at the Making Math Real Institute hope all of you and your families are safe and remain healthy during the ongoing need for social isolation.

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Published on: February 26th, 2020

MMR is Getting Ready to Blossom: Spring 2020 Updates
• Making Math Real: Algebra II
• Curious & Wonderful: Selections from The Achenbach Vault
• MMR: The Clinically Prescriptive Methodology for Students with Math LD — A Workshop for Educators & Parents

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Published on: September 30th, 2019

Announcing NEW Algebra II Course

In the developmentally appropriate scope and sequence starting with pre-algebra, algebra II follows algebra I and high school geometry. The developmental focus of pre-algebra and algebra I is analysis and the developmental focus of geometry is synthesis, thereby making algebra II the first significant mathematical experience of applying analysis-synthesis to activate and sustain working memory for math.

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Published on: September 3rd, 2019

Stories from the Front Lines

Several years ago I introduced you to the “Changing Lives” section of Making Math Real’s website. We launched this special page of the website to provide relief and support for those who have been searching for solutions and a forum for sharing experiences to help those who feel isolated and alone to know how common the struggle is and how difficult it can be to find the solutions they need.

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Published on: June 1st, 2019

Welcome to the Making Math Real: Overview

Recently I have been extremely pleased to note the number of experienced Making Math Real practitioners who have elected to take the Making Math Real: Overview course again. The unanimous motivation: “There are so many layers of learning and understanding in the Overview, and now that I really understand how MMR works, I am ready to make all those deeper connections”.

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Published on: May 3rd, 2019

Unprecedented, Unique Opportunity: Geometry Part I and Pre-Algebra in the Same Semester

Since we have never done this before in our 23 years of service, we are extremely excited to announce the 2019 Summer Institute is offering the unique opportunity to continue your progression along THE TWO major content domains, algebra and geometry, within the same semester.

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