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Little Giant Steps has over twenty years experience in addressing learning issues, especially in math. Jan Bedell, M.Ed., M.ND., has created a program (Rapid Recall System) that has over ten years of successful experience of turning tears over math struggles into smiles, and most importantly, the child’s confidence soars as they discover they are capable of doing math fast, efficient, and with correct answers! The program is not magic, even though most families think so after seeing the vast changes in their child’s potential develop into academic success. The secret is in the specific Neuro-Educational/Developmental techniques utilized and the key to all Neurodevelopmental Approach Programs is in the frequency, intensity, and short duration!
Suggestion: The Neurodevelopmental Approach to academics takes the stress out of academic performance (output) by providing lots of information (input). Have you ever noticed that when you go to check on a child 10-15 minutes after sending them off to do their math, that they are staring off into space or doodling on their paper? The intensity is GONE! It takes intensity to get the brain to recognize the importance of information and store it permanently
Tip #1: Do not send your child into another room to do an entire page of math operations! Those pages may involve new concepts that may not be permanently stored. The struggle kills the motivation to learn and any enjoyment of learning! Take the stress, frustration (your and his or hers) and tears out of your child’s math sessions by spending just 10 to 15 minutes on math, twice a day, for the difference is, you do it with them! Just think about it, you have spent that much time in the past just trying to get them back on track, right? Instead of coaxing them to do something they are not ready for, do every other problem for them while they watch. When there is a new concept, you will do three problems, and then the child will do one similar problem, and then repeat the process for this new concept. Once the child understands a concept, you can gradually work back to doing one problem, and then the child does one similar problem. On all previously learned problems you share them 50/50. Math gets done quickly with great input, input, input! Math struggles are then a thing of the past.
Tip# 2: There is a big difference between understanding math operations and the rote memory of math facts. Children that really know their math facts and don’t have to rely on the time consuming process of counting in the air or on their fingers, enjoy math more. These children can zip through math operations pages with ease. They experience fulfillment of correct answers instead of red circles on their page indicating wrong answers that have to be revisited. Bluh! Consider doing a Free Math Proficiency Assessment to find your child’s current math facts proficiency (email firstname.lastname@example.org with Assessment in the subject line). Give a one minute test as described in the instructions, submit the results and get recommendations as to what can make math easier for your child.
Little Giant Steps founder, Jan Bedell, a homeschool mom, certified teacher, special needs provider and nurturer has not only blessed her own daughter with learning challenges, but she’s blessed thousands of those children who hate math. Jan’s genius could be seen when we visited a school that have instituted her program, RAPID RECALL SYSTEM. Here are a few clips we took while at the school:
This program is considered a curriculum for Kindergarten through 1st Grade, then it’s used as a supplement. A middle school asked for our help. They have been using it for two years to help students raise their math skills and test scores. Here’s more information.
“My daughter had a very difficult time ’getting’ her math facts. We tried a lot of different approaches but nothing worked. Still searching, we tried the Rapid Recall System. Somehow, she began to know her facts before we studied them! I am so impressed and thankful for Rapid Recall. I recommend it to everyone with elementary students!” – S. Phillips, Houston, Texas
“In 2007 we adopted an 11-year old boy from Kazakhstan. His prior circumstances limited his exposure to math. When we started using the Rapid Recall System, the light came on! He eagerly whizzed through addition, subtraction, and multiplication. He felt so smart when he progressed to the next group of facts. We are halfway through the division module and his confidence has never been higher! Thanks so much! – Heather Smith
Just so you know, the Rapid Recall System is a mature product. The efficacy of this program has been tested in public and private schools. I would encourage you to listen how this program has impacted others who have used it: here (loading may be slow). It will take 7-9 minutes a day to gain permanent rapid recall of ones math facts. This is a math facts program, plus it utilizes brain training techniques that help create neuro-connections that set these math skills in place for a lifetime. See research study below.
Currently we are having a sale on Rapid Recall that will be close on Sept. 15, 2013. We also have been notified that some are having difficulty getting the discount codes to work – not everyone, but some. So, we are inviting you to call in your order until our webmaster gets the kinks worked out. Call 972-758-1260. [BTW - when ordering through our website, to insure your transaction is secure, you must first set up an account before the ordering - if you didn't set up an account, then your order will not go through or give you a discount.] You mayNow…. here’s the sale details:
“How I wish this had been around when I was a struggling math student!”
So says, Sarah Andrews, curriculum reviewer for Home Educating Family. Here’s the rest of what she has to say:
Math and I do not always get along well. I was one of those kids who still counted on my fingers in middle school. Eventually, I did learn how to add without the assistance of my fingers, largely due to my mom’s insistence that I must learn my math facts. I was determined that my kids would learn basic math facts from the beginning. That turned out to be easier said than done. Then, I tried the Rapid Recall System from Little Giant Steps. How I wish this had been around when I was a struggling math student!
For more information regarding learning from Little Giant Steps, see HEDUA’s video with Jan Bedell:
You can buy Rapid Recall one operation at a time. (Register to set your account on the right side bar)
Or, buy a Complete Set of Rapid Recall Scroll down the page (all four operations – +, -, x, ÷) at discounted price.
More on the review……. The system consists of the Teacher Play Book that includes a Play-by-Play Instruction Disc and Audio Input CD, one Student Practice Book, and flash cards. The Visual Input and Bonus Daily Review Disc is available separately for $15.77, but is not required for the program. The Rapid Recall System is available for addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts. The Play-by-Play Instruction Disc and Visual Input and Bonus Daily Review Disc both require a computer with optical drive to play. The Audio Input CD only requires a regular CD player. Each student will need their own copy of the Student Practice Book. Additional copies are available for $17.77 each.
The stack of material used for Rapid Recall can seem a bit intimidating at first, but it really is a simple program. I recommend that you read the Teacher Play Book and watch the Play-by-Play Instruction Disc right from the start. They explain the different steps of the program and how to implement it. The first two weeks are different from the rest of the system, and cover math facts that include 0 or 1. Detailed instructions for the first two weeks are included. Week 3 and on follow a simple pattern:
- Listen to the Audio Input CD track for the week.
- Visual input session using either the flashcards, or the Visual Input and Bonus Daily Review Disc.
- Discovery game using the Audio Input CD and a worksheet from the Student Practice Book.
- Speed drill using a worksheet from the Student Practice Book.
- A second visual input session.
- Optional review using either the flashcards, or the Bonus Daily Review Disc.
Each of these steps should only take one to three minutes to complete. However, they should not be done all at once, but rather spread out throughout the day.
What I like best about the Rapid Recall System:
- The same basic system is used for learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. Using the same format means that my kids can go through all four systems without having to adjust to a different teaching style. It also means that I don’t have to learn how a new system works!
- This system can be used in either a classroom or homeschool setting.
- It is a simple and easy to implement system. Despite the fact that it sounds rather complicated at first, once I watched the teacher disc and read the teacher book, it all makes sense. Breaking it up throughout the day also sounds difficult at first. I find it easiest to do one step between each subject. That breaks it up sufficiently, and makes it easy to remember to get all of the sessions in each day.
- It really does work! I used Rapid Recall with my first grader, and my third grader. Both of them enjoy the short sessions. Most importantly, they retained the facts that they learned!
What I didn’t like as well about the Rapid Recall System:
- The Teacher Play Book on its own doesn’t give me a clear enough picture of how the system worked. I had to watch the presentation on the Play-by-Play Instruction Disc before I understood exactly how to implement it.
- The Audio Input CD tracks include some odd sound effects throughout each track. The reason for this is not made clear, and though my kids don’t mind them, my husband and I find them a bit annoying.
The Rapid Recall System is aimed at elementary students, but you could easily use it with students of any age who are struggling to learn their math facts. Even though I would like the instructions in the Teacher Play Book to be a bit clearer, I still find the program very easy to use. My kids enjoy it, and I am certainly pleased with the results! I will not hesitate to recommend this for any family on the market for a program to help their child learn math facts quickly and easily.
You can buy Rapid Recall one operation at a time. (Register to set your account on the right side bar)
Or, buy a Complete Set of Rapid Recall (all four operations – +, -, x, ÷) at discounted price.
If you ever wanted to see your child, teen, or even adults become confident about their math skills, then give them the opportunity to permanently secure the basics (math-facts) in the brain by using the fun, and confidence-building Rapid Recall System. Every part of this program addresses not only basic mathematical requirements, but it is crafted with neuro-pathway building techniques. Input is king with this program. It takes a total of 7 minutes a day! (9 minutes for multiplication) to create a long-term solution for those struggling or hating math. Little Giant Steps founder Jan Bedell, the Brain Coach® and creative force with the Rapid Recall System, has over 20 years of teaching experience and has specialized in the area of Neuro-Education. This program has been serving her private clients since 2005, but as schools were finding more and more students coming to school with poorly developed processing skills, short-memory deficits, and disorganized brain function; they requested our services.
Jan took on the challenge to bring this wonderfully successful math facts program to all. There are public and private schools utilizing this system, because it works! There are home school families, and regular families who want their child to succeed in math who use it, because it works! It works for students who are gifted, typical, and challenged. Why is it so successful? Because it works at the lower levels of the brain where organization occurs, it stimulates the brain to create new and more efficient neuro-pathways. With greater speed and accuracy of the connections between the brain and body, the visual, auditory, tactile abilities are improved. Therefore, learning becomes easier! Order NOW!
(it’s on sale ’til Wed. Oct. 31st, 2012) Order one or all four operations. It’s all on sale!
Discount Code: RRS35
(you must sign in to order and get your discount – we do not sell or share your information).
Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach®, designed it to be fun! She also utilized the Neuro-Educational Approach which calls for three very important things to be present: (By the way this program is great from ages 5 to adult!)
I .INTENSITY ~ which is where the fun comes in. You smile, your eyes light up and you flip through the problems as fast as you can say the problem and right answer! Remember with this method it’s all about INPUT! We want them to learn, so it’s input, input, input, because output is a test! You don’t even go to the tests until there has been sufficient input! So, have fun. Let them hear, see, and say the problem for two intense minutes! (See the fun these kids are having below! Why? Because it’s always fun to get the problems right and life is more fun when you feel confident in your abilities!)
2. DURATION ~ All sessions are no more than 1 to 2 minutes in length! That’s why Math can be fun…. it’s over in a flash! That’s a part of the secret to this methodology! You quit while the brain is very stimulated and wide awake (the best environment for the plasticity of the brain to create change in the neuro-pathways and connections!)
3. FREQUENCY ~ Each session is done twice a day. The good news….. you only spend 7 minutes a day actually doing the Rapid Recall System Program!!! We just request that there be at least 10 – 20 minutes between each math facts session. It’s not uncommon for kids to say, “Let’s do it some more!” Please restrain yourself!
And yes, there are tests, because we are teaching math skills. We look for speed and accuracy following sufficient input.
See This Classroom Taking A Speed Test. Notice any thing different??? Are they having fun? Are they confident? Rapid Recall System is truly a unique math facts program. Order it while it’s on sale! Sign in, put in the discount code for great savings! Discount Code: RRS35
Jan Bedell, The Brain Coach ®, created this very successful math-facts program in 2005. It has been tested both in home school, as well as, in private and public schools. All research shows it outperforms other programs, and the reason is because it is based on the Neuro-educational Approach.
Little Giant Steps leads those who need to learn math and retain it through a unique process. Unique to the “typical math-teaching methods”, but not to the foundations of development of brain organization, improved processing (visual and auditory), and the importance for understanding sensory input, frequency, intensity, and duration and sensory output.
For a greater look into what is behind Rapid Recall System’s approach, please visit this article about the Neuro-developmental Approach by Linda Kane.
Test Rapid Recall System at Discounted Price
There are two weeks left to obtain one or more modules of Rapid Recall System at a greatly reduced price. Please don’t walk away from the best thing for learning math facts. Sign into our Website, Put the Discount Coupon Code RRS35 when ordering on this page. This offer expires October 31, 2012.
Little Giant Steps has a money back guarantee. If you follow the directions as indicated and you don’t see improvement in math-facts performance within 30 days, send the module back for a complete refund of your money.
One thing that has been so much fun working with Jan Bedell’s neuro-educational programs, is seeing the children improve and succeed each day as we see the lower levels of their brains get organized (they begin to think and comprehend in organized ways ~ a big advantage especially in gaining math skills). While her programs provide curriculum supplementation, like Rapid Recall for math facts, they really ready the child for better processing of what they hear, see, say and touch. Their short-term memory improves with the practiced design of ”The Brain Coach’s” educational programs. These programs deliver life-long imprinting on the brain, because they actually create new neuro-pathways. They close developmental gaps that may exist. It is exciting to see more and more learning disabilities being remedied via the use of neurodevelopmentally focused supplemental curriculum and educational tools.
Seeing Is Believing
This past year we had the pleasure of working the the Summit Christian Academy. It is an elementary school (NAUMS) and therefore we had a great deal of participation not only with the teachers, but parents. We kept hearing reports about how the kindergarten loved doing their Rapid Recall (Math Facts) each day. So, here it is for you to see for yourself. Kindergarten 2011 Math Speed Test!
If interested in more information on our work at schools, go to Little Giant Steps’ YouTube Channel.
Yesterday I received a note from another neuro-educational specialist colleague in Canada.. She shared information a client of hers had noted about a math facts program (Rapid Recall System) that had been designed by Jan Bedell. The program will help any student gain lifelong rapid recall of their math facts, but is especially helpful for students who struggle with learning math facts. The program is an excellent curriculum, but has the added bonus of a neurodevelopmental approach. What that means is that anyone learning on this program will have specific stimulation of brain-based technology that will create neuro-efficiency while the child or adult is learning their math facts. Here’s what this parent out of Canada had to say:
“Just wanted to let you know that one of my families said this “Rapid Recall System” was the best program for math facts-it is excellent. Thanks for all your work.”
It Works In Schools – It’s Guaranteed – It’s Rapid Recall System
“What a fantastic math facts system! In 18 years of teaching, (first-graders) I have tried many ways to teach math facts but this system was by far the easiest to implement and I had better results with this system than anything else I have tried – all in just 7 minutes a day! Even my lower-level students flourished and were successful under this system. (3 students did 100% in 3 min or under.)
Here are just a few of the results that made me sit up and take notice:
Child #1 – Able to do all 70 problems in 2.5 minutes – 100%!
Child #2 – Unable to identify numbers at year start. At end of the year, he did better than all the top students in other first-grade classes.
My biggest success story in math!
Child #3 – Considered RTI, he was easily able to do math and was keeping up with the rest of the class.
An Exciting and Unexpected Result
After using the neurodevelopmental approach in my classroom this past year, my students improved academically, gained strength physically and matured emotionally. These students individually were able to complete sequences of tasks without prompting, as well as staying focused on the task that was before them. Other adults around them commented that their reasoning skills as well as their organizational skills were far above those of peers. Unlike other first grade classrooms in my past 18 years of teaching and those around us not participating in the program, these students were more respectful of each other and worked together to accomplish tasks without arguments. Students were successful, so both the students and teacher’s stress level came down. Together, we were working “smarter”, not harder.”
Tanda Trussell, First Grade Teacher, Plemons-Stinnett-Phillips CISD, Stinnett, TX