Mary Roberts

In the 1980’s, American students were #1 in the world in math. Now our students are 35th of 71 developing countries. California students are ranked #48th in the US in math. We have lost a generation of students to math. That is why I am so passionate!

Mad Dog Math PCLC Class Schedule: Wednesdays for 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade and up; $300 per semester (includes software and flash cards)

The foundation for strong math literacy is math facts mastery. It is the gateway to fractions, which in turn, is the gateway to algebra. Students who master their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are better able to tackle higher-level math problems as they get older.

There are some tricks to learning the facts, but mostly it is by hard work, deliberate intention, and repetition that these facts are acquired. The tricks will be introduced and the Mad Dog Math system will be used in the classroom, as well as math games and Marcy Cook Tile cards to help students learn the facts.

If your child finds math frightening, laborious, discouraging, in need of acquiring the facts, or in need of moving from accuracy to automaticity (fast, accurate, and with very little thought), then this is the class for him or her. The multi-level class will be broken up into groups by grade level or ability. All students will move through the 3 stations (Teacher Station, Math Games Station, and the Marcy Cook Tile Station) each week and will begin mastering their facts at their own pace. 1st – 2nd graders will focus on the addition and subtraction facts while students in 3rd grade and up will concentrate on the multiplication and division facts.