Dear Mr. Wahl, I am a special education teacher in Connecticut, presently working with middle school children who are learning disabled. I use your book, Math for Humans everyday with the children and it has been a fabulous experience! We start the day with journal writing and sentence correction and a section from a unit from the book. The kids really get into the topic and don't even realize that it's math! We have incorporated it into the program as a daily part of our day. I can tell you that it works for these learning disabled students very well. It is innovative, interesting and I particularly appreciate the use of multiple intelligences. All students learn in different ways and have different strengths and weaknesses. The book is designed to address all of the intelligences and that is certainly a help for me and my students. I can modify what each student does by using the various activities you have included, making it appropriate for the lower students as well as the more gifted ones. I highly recommend this book for all teachers who teach special education or regular ed. It is easy to use, fun and a great way to get kids involved in and appreciative of math! Sincerely, Barbara Feldman --Teacher
...I have used your materials for years in Australia and have promoted your publications to teachers throughout Australia as I was an educational consultant for years there with the Association of Independent Schools. Your work was such an inspiration to me and the students and teachers I worked with. Thank you for that inspiration.... Liz Dieter --Australian teacher/consultant
Mr. Wahl, I have your book, Math for Humans: Teaching Math Through 8 Intelligencers, and I've found it extremely helpful. I have to present at a special education workshop and I want to share one of my favorite math activities from your book with the group. I realize that some of the pages are reproducible, but I just want to let you know that I'll be bragging about your book and presenting one of the lessons it contains. I wish I had time to order a book to give away as a door prize, but I thought about it too late and the workshop is next week. I teach math skills to special ed students in a resource class at my school. I told my department about it and two of teachers have purchased their own copies. Your book really reinforces what we do in special education. Special ed teachers are constantly looking for strategies that teach to their students' strengths. I have found your book extremely useful. A Jones --Learning specialist
From the Publisher
Math for Humans is a unique resource that connects the popular Multiple Intelligences theory of Howard Gardner with the teaching of mathematics. Learning styles, brain hemisphericity, and Mark Wahl's piercing insights and experiences power the book. The 90 ready-to-go activities with extensive support comments and answers make it a kind of training-as-you-go for teachers or parents new to the intricacies of math learning.