# Who am I?

…Well, I am a Mormon, a mathematician, a bicycle commuter, a hiker and an ecology-minded gardener, but most of all a father and a husband. My favorite thing to do is spending time with my family. My second is recreational math. This blog synthesizes these two.

### 6 Responses to Who am I?

1. Larissa says:

I enjoy reading your blog. Found it through Mathmama. My husband enjoys biking to work also. We are Mormons. I am a mother of 4 children. Your blog is good. I would like you to review my Teaching kit. I have a teacher who contacted me last year and asked to use my kit to do her study for her Master Theses on MNEMONICS and Math… Below is a small part of her paper. I would like to send you all of the papers and a Times Tables teaching kit for you to evaluate.

Please let me know your email so I can attach her report and can continue to contact you. Please see: Below is a small part of her paper.
My web site is http://www.KidsTimesTables.com

Larissa Powell

(MNEMONICS)

How will implementing mnemonic strategies affect number sense of students?
(Lindsey Cooper)

In partial fulfillment of a Master’s of Science Degree in Educational Leadership
Southwest Minnesota State University

The first type of data used was a program called Rhymes Tables Times Tables. Before any of the lessons were taught the students took a pre-multiplication timed test. The results of the Rhymes Table Program were very positive. As seen in Figure 4, all 21 students increased the number of multiplication facts they could recall from test one to test three. The biggest gain in an individual student was 34 multiplication facts, meaning one student improved 34 multiplication facts in one minute from test one to test three. Overall as a class, there was a gain of 320 facts recalled in a minute.

• toomai says:

Larissa,
I’m glad you enjoy my blog. I am a mathematician, but I am not trained as a teacher of young children. So I’m afraid that I don’t feel qualified to make any formal evaluation of your materials. I wish you best of luck!

2. Erin Hull says:

Jamie you are an imteresting character
You are my new favorite person
I love your shoes but you need to repair them

• toomai says:

Erin, Thanks. You are correct that I need new shoes. Thanks for being in my class. It was fun.

3. Hello Sir ,

I am a mathematics teacher from India. Your blog is very interesting.

Please visit my blog at http://mathematicsbhilai.blogspot.com/