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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: March 29th, 2016

The third installment in an ongoing series of articles to help prepare for the new prospective course, Making Math Real: Geometry

Developing the Perceptual Tools for Geometry: You Can’t See the Geometry Through “Algebra Eyes”

Parts I and II of this series referred to how the developmental/perceptual demands of geometry rely on students’ ability to synthesize a complete whole picture from partially given information. This presents an entirely new perceptual experience for students and requires specific, developmental and incremental structures first helping them to integrate the new perceptual abilities necessary for geometry.

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Published on: March 8th, 2016

The second installment in an ongoing series of articles to help prepare for the new prospective course, Making Math Real: Geometry

Success with Deductive Proof: Synthesizing the Perceptual Big Picture

Although the ability to perceptually synthesize the complete whole picture from partially given information is needed in all geometry, it is most particularly required for success with deductive proof.

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Published on: February 23rd, 2016

The first installment in an ongoing series of articles to help prepare for the new prospective course, Making Math Real: Geometry

Geometry is Different from Algebra and Elementary Mathematics

Geometry is a vastly different developmental experience than either elementary school mathematics or algebra. From a developmental perspective, the major difference distinguishing geometry from other math is its perceptual demand: synthesizing a complete big picture from given partial information.

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Published on: February 9th, 2016

IF YOU BUILD IT, WE WILL COME

Over the years so many of you have fervently requested a particular MMR course only to hear that particular course will not be offered for another year or two. We understand how difficult it is to wait, but we can only offer a course once we know we have sufficient enrollment.

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Published on: January 28th, 2016

INTRODUCING A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY:

I am extremely excited to announce the prospect of offering Making Math Real: Geometry in Spring of 2017. This would mark the first time in the 20 year history of the Making Math Real Institute that Geometry would be offered publicly as a part of the Making Math Real series of courses.

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