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Why Math Essentials

The Key to Success in Math

Math The Key to Success in Math Essentials materials teach students the math that they NEED to know. Every lesson is designed in a manner to make math fun and exciting. Each lesson is short, concise, and self-contained. Students don’t have time to get bored or discouraged. Consistent review is built into lessons so students are able to master and reinforce their math skills. Students can see their progress and this helps increase their confidence and build self-esteem.  Confidence and self-esteem lead to success, and we all know that success builds on itself.

The Math Skills that all Students Need

There are three clusters of essential math skills that all students need to learn and master.  These are the foundational skills that will gradually lead children to algebra. Students need to have a 


strong understanding of these topics. These skills are aptly called the critical foundations of algebra.

  • They need to fully understand these skills conceptually.

  • They need to be able to compute accurately with them.

  • They need to be able to apply them to problem solving.

  • Automatic recall of number facts is also vitally important.

  • The concepts, computation, problem solving, and recall of facts are mutually supportive of one another.

Here is a list of the critical foundations of algebra:

  • Whole numbers

  • Fractions and decimals, including percents, integers and positive and negative fractions and decimals

  • Some aspects of measurement and geometry

With a strong background in these areas, students will be prepared for success in algebra and beyond.  The importance of a student’s success in algebra cannot be over-emphasized.  Algebra is the gateway subject that will equip students to take more advanced math, science, and technical classes. Success in algebra opens many doors to a higher education and a rewarding career; lack of success in algebra will sadly result in these doors staying closed.

Math Essentials materials will teach students these vital math skills in the most effective way possible.

Here are some of the parent/teacher/student friendly program highlights.

  • Short, concise, non-intimidating, self-contained lessons

  • A “Helpful Hints” section as part of each lesson, which insures that parents and students alike will understand each new topic

  • Each lesson is self-contained and easy to understand with no fluff or distractions

  • Daily number fact speed drills

  • Consistent review is built into each lesson

  • Chapter tests and final exams

  • Fun and exciting…students feel successful and develop self-esteem

  • The program prepares students for all of areas math curriculum, which they will need in their future classes

  • Most of all, the program produces dramatic results


Use Mastering Essential Math Skills as directed. If you don’t see what you feel are dramatically improved results, send us a note saying so. You’ll receive a prompt, complete refund – no questions asked! THERE IS NO RISK!

Passion for Math

Rick Fisher was a math instructor for the Oak Grove School District in San Jose, California, for over 31 years. Since graduating from San Jose State University with a B.A. in mathematics, Rick has devoted his time to both teaching and developing unique award-winning math materials. As a teacher, each year approximately one-half of his sixth grade students would bypass the seventh grade math program and move directly to a high-powered eighth grade algebra program.

Rick is a winner of the prestigious “Intel Innovations in Teaching Award”.  He also won the Glenn W. Hoffmann Exemplary Awards Program for all of Silicon Valley in California.


Rick has developed a highly functional, easy-to-use, and, most importantly, easy-to-understand mathematics teaching system that produces amazing results–results that he shares in his books, DVD’s, and, now, a world-class online instructional program,


These award-winning math materials are based on an exciting, tested teaching strategy that will produce dramatic results for students. Rick has literally transformed the math experience for thousands and thousands of students worldwide.

Through the use of his materials, countless students have improved several grade levels in their math abilities in just one school year. All of his math learning materials can be used successfully with students who are struggling with math or have limited English skills.


Rick may be reached at


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