Child’s Play Math
Help Your Child Succeed
Math can be a source of upset and conflict in the home. It even
has a name—math anxiety. Discover how to make math an
exciting journey of discovery for your child.
• Play: Concepts are introduced through play, games, and
open-ended tasks and challenges. Learning math becomes
a source of enjoyment with strong links to language
development and art.
• Tailored to Your Unique Child: The program embraces
all the “learning styles,” allowing your child, regardless of
whether they are gifted or have special needs, to progress at
their own optimum level and pace.
• Accelerated Learning: Young children are predominantly
hands-on (tactile) and visual learners and quickly grasp
concepts normally considered too difficult for them.
• The Power of Color: The program utilizes Cuisenaire rods.
The rods make full use of color as an effective learning tool,
and their hands-on tactile nature ensures that children with
sight impairment can access the program just as easily.
• An Effective “Recovery” Program: Although created for
children aged 5 to 11 years, Child’s Play Math is also an
effective “catch-up” program for adults and older children
who initially failed to grasp math concepts. The rich and
vibrant world of pattern and relationships “hidden” from
them in formal math lessons is revealed through the rods.
• Video Tutorials: The
63 units that comprise Child’s Play
Math are supported by video tutorials. Tutorials cover all
the basic concepts—equivalence, greater than/less than,
addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions,
and pre-algebra—and are available for Schoolhouse Teachers
.com members at: http://schoolhouseteachers.com/2015/09/
• Free Cuisenaire Rod App: Created for parents and children,
the app was used to produce the tutorial section of the
videos and create color illustrations in the comprehensive
I am offering the 161-page PDF version of the Child’s Play
Math Instruction Manual for only $9.00 for a limited period only
because I passionately believe Child’s Play Math to be the best
program available for introducing math to children. If for any
reason you disagree, I will issue a refund—no questions asked.
“I highly recommend this product and the ingenious
approach to math.”
Review written by Christine Hindle for The Old Schoolhouse®
Magazine, November 2010
Advanced Math for Young Students: A First
Course in Algebra
“This is the book I wish I had read even when I was getting straight
A’s in algebra. I never saw the connections, and I never learned to
speak that mathematical language until I read this book.”
Phil Keller’s creative and engaging book introduces students
in grades 5 through 8 to the ideas, processes, and language of
algebra. These ideas are fun to ponder, but they take time to
learn. There is no reason to wait until the high school years to
start thinking about math this way.
Emphasizing functions, graphs, and equations, this book
teaches students how the language of algebra is used, drawing
examples from physics, chemistry, and economics. Every lesson
is packed with clear discussions and examples, followed by
exercises. An answer key with extensive explanations is included.
“. . . extremely well-written and easy to read. [Keller’s] approach
to teaching the material in this book is one I have not seen before.