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Tom is MisterNumbers on Youtube with over a million views of his animated and instructional math videos.
Tom is also the Founder of Pattern Play Math, a right brain approach to math that plays with the fun and amazing simple patterns in numbers. Kids, teachers, and parents get fascinated with the easy patterns and learning math becomes a positive and effective way to learn addition, the times tables, and lots of math concepts. Free math teaching is available on his Youtube videos. More help and worksheets are in his books and DVDs.
Tom has presented in schools and to Math Teacher conventions. He has filmed 4 television shows of "PATTERN PLAY MATH" which are in editing and more are planned. He also holds trainings for teachers and parents in Santa Barbara CA. He is setting up SKYPE instructions with International Education Institutions, as well as some U.S. groups. Contact him toll-free at 1-888-DIG_MATH (888-344-6284) for Santa Barbara or Skype trainings.
He is a semi-retired teacher who taught an advanced math course. He then taught test preparation for Math and English, and saw that many students have a negative attitude about math that kept them from learning. Since he was convinced that numbers are interesting, his focus was on getting students curious about numbers. He had no intention of creating a math teaching system. This fun, right-brain approach is the result of working with individual students. He also has a Masters in Counseling, which helped him to be attentive to how students can change their outlook on Math.