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: 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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Published on: October 29th, 2018

NEW CAMPAIGN PROPOSED FOR SUMMER 2019 — If You Build It: Pre-Algebra

If You Build It, We Will Come is a grassroots “by popular demand” campaign in which people who want and need a particular MMR course to be scheduled sooner than its regularly scheduled date can “build” a new date for the course. In this case, Making Math Real: Pre-Algebra, originally scheduled for spring 2021, is now being potentially offered in summer 2019!

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Published on: February 17th, 2018

Pre-Algebra: The Foundation of the Algebra Strand Through Calculus

Within the K-12 scope and sequence, pre-algebra marks the beginning of the second major developmental milestone spanning kindergarten through calculus. The first major development, typically within the domain of grades K- 5 math instruction, is the concept-procedure integration of the four operations through fractions and decimals and the 400 math facts.

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Published on: January 16th, 2018

Prescribed Sequences to Maximize Learning and Integration for Each MMR Course

For years educators have asked me to help guide them through the MMR course series, according to the grade levels of the students they work with. Now that the MMR professional development course series has grown to 12 seminars, I would like to introduce the Recommended Course Sequence Guide to help you navigate the course schedules and maximize your learning and integration of the course content.

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Published on: November 22nd, 2017

An Invitation to Share

In reflecting back over the 20 years since I decided to go public with the Making Math Real methods I had created, the most outstanding, consistent, and singular result has been the unsolicited responses from all of you sharing your excitement, passion, and deep reward in having changed the lives of your students/children, their families, and yours, too.

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Published on: August 19th, 2017

The 4 Operations and The 400 Math Facts: The Essential Building Blocks for All Future Mathematics

The principal foundation for students to be ready for pre-algebra is the full concept-procedure integration of the four operations through fractions and decimals and automaticity with the 400 math facts. Why do students need the four operations through fractions and decimals to be ready for pre-algebra and beyond?

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Published on: August 3rd, 2017

It’s the TEACHING, Not the Program

All students need and deserve a well-trained teacher, because it’s the teaching that ensures success, not the program. This truth is the heart and soul that drives the vision and mission of the Making Math Real Institute.

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