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: May 4th, 2020

RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Part 2: The Impact of Distance Learning on the MMR Series of Courses 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: In the Wake of Changing Times 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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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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