The Colors of Multiplication Grades 2-5

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The Colors of Multiplication Grades 2-5



Tired of flash cards?  Timed tests make your kids queasy?  This patent-pending manipulative based math program will have your kids knowing their multiplication facts in a week!  Plus they get to keep the manipulatives to continue practicing multiplication and division!

June 26-29: 9:30-Noon


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Superheroes is thrilled to have Jane Dickerson’s Hands of Champions Math curriculum back at our facility!!  Ms. Dickerson is a former Children’s TV show producer, author and educator and has invented her own math manipulatives to teach multiplication!  Children learn the multiplication/division tables in record time with the patented Core Values Pattern Method! At the same time, the understanding that students gain uncovers their abilities to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. 
Students in this club are guaranteed to learn their multiplication facts quickly and will take many manipulatives home to keep on practicing!  Multiplication is the base of higher math and this method will make solving complicated math extremely easy.  Many children in advanced classes (REACH) love Ms. Dickerson’s method because it opens their eyes to a new way of looking at numbers.  Students who struggle with math finally feel empowered and can earn that multiplication license. (“It REALLY works! It’s true! I am smart at math!”)  A 15 minute parent clinic will be held at the conclusion of the camp to instruct parents to use manipulatives at home. Maximum number of superheroes is 6, to allow for personal attention.  Campers must be entering 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade;  (depending on the class times below).   Leader Jane Dickerson $119

Grades 2-5:
June 26-29: 9:30-Noon


Here is what one mom wrote about Jane and her method:

Do you remember how you first were taught your basic multiplication facts?

In the 1980s and 1990s, many elementary-age students were taught basic math facts using the Kumon method. In the 2000s, it was Rocket Math. Timed facts. Racing against the clock. Sweating because you don’t believe you would be able to answer enough questions correctly in less than a minute, and worrying that you would have to repeat this level. Again.

Repetition, repetition, repetition.

Let’s face it. All students are NOT created equal. For some, repetition is the best way for them to learn basic math facts. For others, particularly those with attention difficulties, it can be incredibly frustrating. Unfortunately, for some children, these methods can, in fact, induce anxiety attacks.

What is a parent to do? One of the hardest things a parent can experience is seeing her child struggle with something and not have the resources to help him find a different way to learn the materials.

Enter the “Hands of Champions” system of teaching multiplication, developed by educator Jane E. Dickerson.

Some children learn most effectively by being taught in a more visual manner rather than by rote repetition. This can include noticing patterns and learning to predict what the next number in a series will be, based on the existing pattern. Dickerson’s system of teaching multiplication facts is built on the concept of using patterns and colors so visual learners are better able to succeed in remembering their basic multiplication facts.

“When it was time for us to take our timed tests in math class, I get really nervous,” said my fourth-grade student David. “I hate it. I feel like I can’t do math.”

When I took David to his first one-on-one session with Jane, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I asked if I could sit in on his first session to see how she teaches, and I was astounded when I saw how much sense her method makes. It was actually fun!

“After Miss Jane showed me how to use her tools, it made more sense,” David said. “I felt like I could finally DO math! Now time tests are easy and don’t freak me out!”

I was so frustrated seeing how hard David was trying, but he wasn’t making any progress. In fact, I think he might have been losing ground because of having to repeat his timed tests so many times. His self-esteem was starting to decline. I am so thankful that I contacted Superheroes and learned about Jane’s innovative system.

Katherine C