Many teachers and parents are skeptical of our approach. Our method is very different from the way they learned the times tables. If you feel doubtful, below are some ideas to reduce your reservations.
Why our Method Works - An Analogy
Have you ever found yourself in a parking lot that assigns an object to each level? For example, some parking garages will associate each level with a different animal. Level 1 might be assigned a sheep, level 2 might be assigned a cow, level 3 might be assigned a dog, and so on and so forth. Each level might also broadcast the animal sounds, so, as you walk to the exit while on level 3, you will hear the bark of a dog during your stroll. The parking lot might also divide each level into sections, with each section assigned a color, and each stall assigned a unique number; therefore, you might have parked in stall 11 within the blue section. All of these tricks are designed to aid recall. The abstract number “3” is associated with the concrete concept of a dog. The sound of the dog appeals to the auditory learner, while the picture of the dog appeals to the visual learner. The blue section helps you narrow down your parking location, even if you do not remember your stall number.
- Review the mnemonic devices shared by teachers and students when using our approach.
- Review the “WHY does our method work?” section to understand current theories supporting our system.
- Our experiences demonstrate that teachers and parents embrace the system after witnessing the successes of their students and children.
- If you still feel skeptical, throw caution to the wind and give it a try.