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The goal of this highly successful math education program, Math Essentials, is to make math FUN and build self esteem while mastering the subject.
…and our family is a living testimony!
Okay, maybe math is still not their absolute favorite subject, but my 16 and 11 year old sons no longer complain about doing their math assignments each day.
This alone deserves an AMEN!
Each lesson takes about 20 minutes and consists of a detailed explanation, speed drills, multiple review problems, and at least one word problem at the bottom of the page. You have the option of purchasing a teaching DVD for each book where Rick Fisher teaches each individual lesson.
How Math Essentials Works for Us
My 6th grader struggles in math and to be honest, I don’t do him any justice with my math teaching skills. I have never had a strong understanding of the subject, but managed to get by. Both of us reached the point that we were in tears virtually every day. Fractions posed the biggest challenge.
Immediately after receiving Mastering Essentials Skills Book 1 and the accompanying teaching DVD, my son watched the correlating lesson taught by math teacher, Rick Fisher. Rick encourages the child to work out the sample problems on scratch paper along with him during each lesson. Guess what? He totally understands fractions now! He is excelling in math and moving through the book by himself at a fast pace. No more tears and all I have to do is grade his assignment each day. Yay!
Mastering Essentials Math Skills Book 1 and 2 consists of:
- Short, concise, non-intimidating, self-contained lessons
- A “Helpful Hints” section as part of each lesson, which insures that parents and students alike will understand new concepts
- Includes an illustrated step-by-step teacher/parent guide and solutions
- Requires only 20 minutes per day
- Daily number fact speed drills
- Consistent review is built into each lesson
- Fun and exciting…students feel successful and develop self-esteem
- Prepares students for all of areas math curriculum, which they will need in their future classes
- Most of all, the program produces dramatic results
Check out samples and the Table of Contents of the Mastering Essentials Math Skills books. These books are recommended for grade levels 4 and above.
Also, my sophomore struggles in Algebra. His previous math program was not working for him so we were drawn to No-Nonsense Algebra solely because each lesson is taught online with the math teacher, Rick Fischer. The online lesson only takes about 10 minutes each day. When you receive the No-Nonsense Algebra book, you will be instructed to easily register online to retrieve each algebra lesson. The online lessons are included when you purchase the The NoNonense Algebra book. This program works wonders for my son. He is working through the book with no problems. You can read my more detailed review here.
Our family has been blessed with the teachings of Math Essentials. I feel like a load has been lifted off my shoulders. My sons math spirits are lifted up and mommy is thrilled!
Math Essentials really takes into consideration the fact that most homeschool families live on one income in a two income world. Their curriculum is far less expensive than other comparable algebra programs that include instructed lessons. You can individually purchase Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 1, 2 and Pre Algebra with the DVD each for 33.95. No-Nonsense Algebra can be purchased for the low price of 27.95.
Right now through February 28 Mastering Essentials is offering a HUGE promotion for both new and existing customers! For all orders over 20.00 you will receive for FREE the Mastering Essential Math Skills: Problem Solving book (14.95 value) and a math kit (4.95 value).
Also, there is a flat shipping fee of 3.00 for all orders! Hurry! Offer is good while supplies last!
Coupon Code: Please put homeschool next to your first name on order form.
Math Essentials wants one of Blessed Beyond a Doubt’s readers to have their own family Math Essential set: Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 1, 2 and Pre Algebra with the DVD, and No-Nonsense Algebra. This is over a 130.00 value! I will be picking a random winner on May 22 at 12a. Winner will be contacted via email and must respond within 48 hours.
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Your children will master their math education with Math Essentials.
This sounds a lot like my struggles with my youngest son and I feel like I’m doing him a disservice if I don’t get him off to the right start. Math essentials sounds like the direction we should go in!
Mastering Essentials would be perfect for my daughter who is struggling to learn math. Would love to try it out!
Math is the one subject the brings everyone at my house to tears. We struggle with calculus on down to addition. Oh my brain.
The Mastering Essential math skills.
I would love to find a math program that teaches math for practical use.
Mastering Essential Math Skills Book One Grades 4/5 would help us the most – my daughter is frightened of math thanks to her school teacher before we pulled her out 🙁
This would be TREMENDOUS! I have been praying and praying about what to do for our son who just can’t ‘get’ algebra. The N0-nonsense Algebra sounds like the answer to my prayers!
All of these would be awesome for our boys. 🙂
This would be of assistance to my son.
We would benefit from no nonsense algebra. We are in the midst of a polynomial meltdown right now and taking a one week break because of it. O_O
The first book would be the most beneficial for my daughter who could use extra encouragement in math.
My son would benefit from the Math Essentials Book one. He is having a hard time grasping his multiplication and I believe this would be an awesome way to help him.
This sounds like a wonderful math program and I’m going to be looking into it further! Thanks for sharing and having a giveaway!
I think for us, the pre-algebra and algebra would be the most beneficial at the moment.
I would love to win this for my kids.
Mastering Essential Math Skills Grades 4/5 would be the most beneficial to us right now.
Essential Books 1 would be the book to start on for us. Thank you
I would like to get this give away. My son struggles with the algebra and has a hard time remembering the steps for different equations.
With 3 little ones 7,6 & 3 this would be an invaluable resource in our home. My son 6 require a lot of addition help (learning challenged & adhd) that I struggle to provide being a single parent on a fixed income. Would love to win this to help provide the education and future my children deserve. Thanks for this generous contest and bestvof luck to all who enter!! 🙂
We would use the No Nonsense Algebra. I have a daughter in high school and she struggles with Algebra. This would be great!
I think this would be a great benefit to my daughter. Math is her hardest subject.
Book 1 grades 4/5 would be a huge help right now. I have two in grade 4. I’ll be looking into this program!!
I was just looking at this curriculum this week! I would love Book 1 to try with my math-hating 4th grader right now.
I would love to win this! 🙂
It looks like a great curriculum, and I love the price!! 🙂
And… I forgot to say… book 1 would benefit my family the most at this time.
Math Essentials Basic skills would suit the majority of my kids best.
The Math Essentials books would be of special interest to me at this point in our homeschooling journey. I have a 4th grade boy and a 3rd grade boy, and the speed drills are something that the struggle with… Thanks for this amazing giveaway!!
Mastering Essential Math Skills Book One Grades 4/5 would be the what I would choose right now and even then that is several years down the raod still.
The Mastering Essentials books would be best for us, as our oldest two are still learning the basics. Great giveaway, thanks!
This would be a huge blessing. My 15 1/2 yo son has struggled with algebra concepts and hates math at this point. I would love a program that would help him at least tolerate math.
No-nonsense Algebra would be great.
Thank you so much for offering this!
Math skills books 1 & 2 would be excellent right now, my son is fixing to venture into 6th grade math and has 3 siblings that will follow!
Mastering Essential Math Skills Grades 4/5 would be really useful when the time comes. My kids aren’t quite at that level yet but I am always planning ahead. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mastering Essential Math Skills Book 1 would be very beneficial for use with my three young children! Thank you.
I think both book 1 and pre-algebra would be really helpful right now. Our current math is getting lots of groans.
Would love to win the Mastering Essentials. Thanks so much for the drawing.
Mastering Essential Math Skills Book One would be the most beneficial to our family at this time.
This upcoming year, pre algebra would be the most benefit to us. I have one (my 11 year old) headed into pre-algebra. This year, on the other hand I have on already struggling with Algebra. Wonder if it’s too late to switch approach. I have one beyond these subjects, but 2 in them, and 6 more coming up behind them. 🙂
We really really need a new math program. My daughter is super struggling with the “popular” one we are using. This would be perfect!
I have been searching and searching for a new math curriculum when this popped up on my feed in FB. I desperately need to change direction in math and this looks to be what might help. We need to brush up and get read for Pre-Algebra so this would be timely for us!
We would start with No Nonsense Algebra for my son and Book 2 for my daughter.
My family would need the Mastering Essential Math Skills at this time
Looks great! Thanks!
Math Essential Level 1 and 2 would be the most helpful right now! My 4th grader memorizes EVERYTHING….EXCEPT I swear she has a block in her brain to math! She understands concepts…but cannot memorize the facts! Math takes her HOURS every day just because of this! What an awesome giveaway! I will for sure be looking into this program whether I win or not! Thanks for the review!
My ds would LOVE to drop his current program for Pre Algebra! The one we have now makes us want to scream, but I just can’t do it right now. Mastering Essential Math Skills s just what we need- perfectly named!
I would love to have the Algebra book. I, too, have a struggling Algebra student and have looked at this book before but wasn’t sure if it was a good program for the price… you know sometimes you get what you pay for! So glad to hear that it is helpful!!!
Mastering Essentials 1 would probably be the most helpful book for us given the ages of my kids.
My eldest daughter is still in MEMS Bk1, so book 2 is definitely on my “need to buy list”. This is the first math curriculum that has clicked for her. For the first time ever, she is not saying “I hate math” Love it!!
Books 1 & 2 would be a huge help right now!
This is interesting. I’ve never heard of this company before. I feel pretty satisfied with Math-U-See, but this sounds intriguing. I’m going to have to check it out more thoroughly. I definitely prefer the idea of something that has components available online. And not so expensive!
I am interested in no nonsense Algebra wit the dvd’s. I have a child who struggles with math and we are going to have to switch curriculum because we found Abecka to be very rigorous for her. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Mastering Essential Math Skills would be best for us
Great giveaway! No nonsense Algebra would be great to have for my daughter!
This sounds like a wonderful program. I have been needing something like this!
Book 1 for fourth grade would be great. That’s what we’ll need for next year.
All of my children would probably benefit from this! Even my older girls are struggling with math. It is the worst subject in the house.
Math Essentials would be the best for our family.
Books 1&2 would work great for us!
book one math skills
I think that Mastering Essential Math Skills
Book One Grades 4/5 would be best as I have a struggling learner in 5th and another child that’s only a couple years from needing this level.
Oh boy, of there’s one subject a cause of tears in our homeschool it’s math! I am hopeful this will help.
Oh boy, of there’s one subject a cause of tears in our homeschool it’s math! I am hopeful this will help. Algebra would be most useful, as I’m not useful at all by that level!
No-Nonsense Algebra would help my son.
I think that The No Nonsense Algebra would benefit us right now the most. I was just looking at this curriculum and wondering if it would work for us.
Since my kids are still young we would benefit most from book 1
Right now I think we need Book 1 to drill the basics!
Mastering Essentials for my girl and Algebra for my boy. I probably need it the most. 🙂
Pre Algebra would be perfect for my mathphobic son!! But the essentials would work great for my math lover daughter!!!
We would love the pre-algebra and algebra levels. 🙂
This sounds awesome! My oldest starts pre algebra in September and I am trying to find a good program. Then I have three more littles in line for math. 🙂
I think that the Pre-Algebra course sounds like what we need!
This sounds like it would be great to use with my boys. They get their love, or lack there of, from their mother when it comes to math. Anything that gets us enjoying math instead of dreading it would be wonderful!
This program would be so helpful with my younger children. I am homeschooling four of them now, and I would love to get them through math successfully in just twenty minutes a day! Then we would have more time to work on our other subjects and projects:0)
This would be awesome for years of homeschooling, what a blessing to win this
I have one in grade 5 and grade 2….book1 would be great
I’m preparing to start my 5 year old on home schooling but have not decided what books to use. This would be GREAT to win!
I really need help with algebra.
This would help out TREMENDOUSLY!! I used to get straight As in math, but it’s been so long I think I forgot most of it. lol
I think the Mastering Math Essentials book would be most helpful to us right now.
Math Essentials 1
I would love to try book 1 for 4th and 5th grade. My oldest needs something different. When I taught my school district used Harcourt and we started homeschooling with that. After a lot of research, we switch to Singapore Math and my son enjoyed it. The new curriculum we are using, uses Rod and Staff for math. My children hate it and are starting to hate math. This program could be just what we need. Thank you?
I’ve been looking for what might be next for my struggling math son. Thanks for the give-away.
An affordable,practical maths curriculum.
The algebra would be great for my daughter
Actually, all the books would benefit us. I’d use it to help catch up my bonus student so that she’s ready to enter school again in two years.
The PreAlgebra book would be great for my 11 year old.
Mastering Essential Skills
Mastering Essential Math Skill would benefit us the most right now. Thanks so much for doing this giveaway
Would love to win this!
Started homeschooling this week so looking for 2nd and 7th grade.This looks like something we need.
Mastering Essentials Skills Book 1. We’ve been struggling with the basics for two years now. :-/
We would definitely start with Mastering Essential Math Skills – Book 1. Thanks!
I would love to have the whole numbers and integers book! Thank you!
The fractions book would be helpful right now. We’re having challenges with those. 🙂
Mastering Essential Skills; thanks for the chance to win!
I have been looking for a great math curriculum for my kids and this looks perfect. I would love to win this and start using it immediatly
Excited about the Pre-Algebra and Algebra options!
Pre Algebra is the one we would need.
Mastering Essentials Math Skills would be great!
I think No Nonsense Algebra would help my son the most and also myself.
Mastering math essentials would greatly help my son. he has been struggling with division
At the moment…ANY math book will probably help my 6th grader who is struggling in Math.
Oh, if only my son liked math. How delightful the day would be!
Mastering Math Essentials would be a great book for us, especially if math was mastered.
I guess any of the books would help. My children are struggling in every area of math. My two oldest girls simply cannot retain knowledge of their basic math facts and therefore can’t get very far. It’s too late for my oldest. She ended up getting her GED for various reasons, one of those reasons is because she thinks she’s stupid. She just cannot do math. My next daughter is following in the same footsteps math-wise. I have a bit of hope for my son. He is at least interested in numbers but he’s behind as well. Maybe my kindergartener will get it. 🙁
Mastering math essentials for middle school would greatly help my daughter, she is struggling in math right now.
this is so what my 12 year old needs. Having aspergers, he struggles every day with math.
Mastering Essentials Math Skills books, would probably be best for us know. Thank you.
I think no nonsense algebra would benefit us most. We are getting up there and will be needing help in that area soon.
Mastering Essentials, for sure!
No Nonsense Algebra
Mastering Essential Math Skills: Problem Solving
Would be the book I’d most use currently.
Math Essentials book 1. 🙂
We love language here, math not so much! We’ve got 1st grade an advanced pre-k and another coming up through the ranks so anything would be appreciated!
Math Essentials Book 1 and 2
Mastering Skills Book 1 would be great for our family. Thanks for the offer and chance to win.
This would be so helpful for my family!
Mastering essential math skills would help us the most.
This sounds like a great way to help end math frustration.
We’re still on the basics, so book 1.
I believe the No-Nonsense Algebra sounds like it would be the perfect choice for us at this time. Thanks for the giveaway!
Probably the book 2 for one of my boys or the algebra for a different child.
The pre algebra book would be great to have.
Definitely Mastering the Essentials 1 would be a huge benefit for our family. Anything to help with all the grumbling that I have the pleasure of hearing when it is time to start the math lesson.
The Algebra book looks great for my teen who really struggles with it 🙂
I would LOVE to win this for my boys and girl. They have great Math minds, but we have yet to find the right curriculum!
No Nonsense Algebra would be great for future use for my daughter!
Looks like the algebra one would be a help to us. This looks interesting, Thanks!
Mastering essential math skill, book 1.
This would be fantastic!! Both my kids struggle with math….and their momma isnt so great either 🙂 This sounds like a good curriculum!
Math Essentials would be wonderful. My children are 5 and 8 and we’re really working on nailing down the facts.
really… the whole thing would help me! i’m so terrible at math myself, i need all the help i can get. and if this really works… i SO need it! lol!
The Mastering Math Essentials Skills 1 &2 set would be a MIRACLE for us! We struggle with math every single day and it is exhausting! I am always looking for a math curriculum that works!
I love the no more tears part the best!!! We don’t have tears but whining is a big part of our day!
Mastering Essential Math Skills
Math Essentials to review but also pre-algebra to get ready for Algebra!
Books 1 and 2 would be great for us!
Book One would be a great help to my daughter.
the Math Essentials would benefit us the most next year
Mastering Essential Math Skills
I would love to try something different!
3 of my 4 kids could really use this especially my 10 year old who stuggles with math.
Definitely book 1!
The book for grades 4/5 would help the most in our house.
I think the Grades 4/5 would be most beneficial to my oldest son.
I would love to win this!
Math Essentials would be great!
my son could use the grade 4/5
The middle school program would help my oldest two the most.
Any of it looks great because we can use all the help we can get!
We would start out with Mastering Essentials Book 1.
Mastering Essentials for my youngest!
Would love to win
I would love to try Mastering Essentials book 1
My son is a rising 4th grader so we will benefit by the whole system. Starting with the Essentials books.
Thank you for having this giveaway opportunity!
No nonsense Algebra
I think the first book would be perfect! We’ve been looking for a new math curriculum
All the products would be helpful! I have rising 2nd, 5th and 8th graders. The essentials 1 would be great for my youngest, while middle child needs some mult/div review found in Essentials 2. No Nonsense Algebra would be perfect for my oldest. Thanks!
My son has struggled so with algebra. We need a curriculum like this!
I am looking for a new math program and this looks wonderful.
Algebra for my struggling teen would be heaven sent!
We would start with book 2, and then move on.
My kids could use help with Algebra and Calculus.
This looks interesting, and would be so helpful with my math-phobic children!
This would be an exciting to keep my sons interest. He loves math but bored and distracted very easily
I have three kids at Middle School math level. I would say that the Math Essential book for that level would be a three-for-one around here!
I think my daughter would be just about ready for book 2. Getting math done that quickly would be great!
Mastering Math Essentials 1 would be the best fit for my family. I have not heard about this math curriculum, I will have to check it out.
My kids are young, and we’ve been neglecting math and working on reading skills. I’d love to have a great curriculum for math, book 1 would be perfect I imagine.
Would LOVE to try this! We are looking at new math ciriculum for the upcoming year.
This would be awesome for when my kids are old enough to use it!!
Next year will be our first attempt at homeschooling, so I have no idea what works for our family. I would LOVE to win this though!!
Mastering Essential Math Skills Grades 4/5 would be great for our homeschool!
My daughter really struggles with math and we’ve switched curriculum from year to year without a lot of success. This sounds like something she could learn from! If I don’t win I already have Math Essentials Book 1 and 2 along with the DVD’s sitting in my cart at Rainbow Resource!
I have a child starting Geometry and a child starting Pre-Algebra….So I will need the help!
Math essentials books 1 and 2 would help. My oldest child loves math, my one child has been struggling with math and my kidnergardener and 3 yesr old absorb everything like sponges.
My children are in 2nd, K and Pre-K. So Mastering Essential Math Skills for those grades would work great!
Torn between the mastering the essentials and per algebra. I have a kids that could use both
I would like to use the Algebra book. Thank you so much!
This would be great to try
Mastering Essssentials! or Pre Algebra!
I would love to try No-Nonsense Algebra with my son next year!
Masterin Essentials would benefit more than 1 child in my home.
Grades 4/5 would help my struggler.
Mastering Essential Math Skills definitely looks like something that would benefit my struggling daughter. I would probably choose Book One as the starting point.
Thanks for another awesome giveaway!
My son struggles with the basics, so all these would help.
Pre-algebra with the DVD inlcuded
My son is in second grade, so I’d want the Mastering Mast Skills.
I think that any of these products would help in our math. It always seems to be the most tedious and least fun.
With 5 still heading through “High School” I really need a hassle-free Math. Please pick me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My children would love this curriculum.
A math education that really works? Yes, please!
NO NONSENSE ALGEBRA for my 16 yo son.
The No-nonsense Algebra and dvd will benefit my kids the most!!
This would be a really great help in our homeschool … Looking for ways to make Math easy and fun to learn 🙂
I’d love to start with Mastering Essentials Book 1.
No Nonsense Algebra
I think the math skills books would help us the most this next year.
I just started homeschooling this past Fall (2012) and am still confused about curriculum. I *believe* the math skills books would be a good 2nd year for my almost little one. Thank you for the opportunity to win this!
I would say that both books one and two would be beneficial for us since I have 3 kids ranging from 3rd to 6th grade. 🙂 Looks great!
I would sure love to win this!
I think my daughter needs to conquer pre-Algebra.
Really interested in the Algebra program!
Next year’s focus will be on Pre-Algebra (once we finish Math Essentials 2 😉 )
We can definitely use Math Essentials 2. These giveaways are nice because you receive free curriculum when you can’t afford it.
Non-Nonsense Algebra. I like things simple. 🙂
Next year book 1 would be great.
Mastering Essential Math Skills Grades 4/5 would benefit us the most.
With 2 kids entering middle school I think, Mastering Essential Math Skills
Book Two Middle Grades, would be our best choice
My boys would most need no nonsense algebra
I would love a new math program to use for my second and fifth grader!!!!
I just started looking into homeschool curriculum for my little girl. I’ve been pretty lost when it comes to finding materials for math. This seems like a great program!
Math 1 and 2 sounds like the best product for us!
Mastering Math Skills book 1 would be most useful for my 4th grader next year!