Mr. D Interview with Chief Sarah Patton United States Navy Recruiter

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Recently I was in in St. Louis, MO for the Great Homeschool Convention.  While there, I had a chance to spend time with long time friend and United States Navy Recruiter, Chief Sally Patton and her family. Having been friends with her and her husband for more than 20 years, it was an absolute treat to interview the Chief and get her insight for homeshoolers considering the armed services and in particular, the United States Navy.  Chief Patton has won national awards as a top recruiter.  Listen in as she shares what it takes to join, when and how to get in touch with a recruiter and the opportunities available for young people considering a career in the United States Navy.

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Divisibility Rules Rule with Mr. D

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Does your young know their times tables? Then, this podcast is for you! Does your person struggle with their times tables?  Then, this podcast is for you! Either way, learning about divisibility rules will give students an ability to take numbers apart, learn more about factors and when struggling with their times tables strengthen the areas that need strengthened.  You will learn how to create your own divisibility rules.  Mr. D even has a video presentation of this podcast through his curriculum website that is free to all listeners.  Check out why Mr. D says “Divisibility Rules Rule!”

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Student Led Portfolio Presentations Are Making Moms Proud

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Mr. D has been working with students on their end of year evaluations using student led learning portfolio presentations.  Students have been leading their own evaluations.  It has been amazing.  from 10 year olds to 17 year old, moms listening in and watching the presentations have been brought to tears seeing how great the young people have been.  Find out more about how it works and get Mr. D’s Portfolio and Presentation Guide sent to you as well.  Students are finding this experience to be rewarding and a much better way to end their year than with a standardized test.

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Prime Numbers Rock

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Find out why Mr. D is so passionate about students learning about Prime Numbers.  His “Prime Numbers – The Gateway to Algebra and Beyond” is one of the most well attended presentations at homeschool events around the United States.  Mr. D has infused this concept of working with Prime Numbers into all of his online courses from Pre-Algebra to Pre-Calculus.  Mr. D has even recorded a free video and handout to go with this podcast.  For Mr. D, you can’t start soon enough to work with your children on Prime Numbers and using Prime Factors!

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The Multiply Add Game with Mr. D

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Another fun math game Mr. D made up to play with your children that is a HUGE support for high school math and more.  When Mr. D tells his students “It’s Time to Play the Game”, they know it is the multiply add game which means they are about to factor a quadratic equation! Now you can play the game with having to deal with a quadratic equation! The multiply add game will help your children discover relationships between numbers and multiplication facts.  Having trouble remembering times tables?  This game can help.  Do you want to introduce the idea of negative numbers?  This game will help.  Do you want you children to be great at factoring when they get to Algebra I through Calculus?  This game is a MUST!  It’s quick, easy to play and completely fun!  You will be able to make up as many multiply add questions as you need and of course, Mr. D has practice for you too!

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The Race to 100 Game with Mr. D

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Have you ever watched a young person do a computation in their head. Ever notice they will look up?  They are tapping into the part of the brain that does computation.  So why is it then, when we teach subtraction or when students try to do it on their fingers, they count going down. No wonder it is so difficult! Join Mr. D this week to learn how to subtract by counting up and how to play the race to 100 game.  You may notice as an adult, you already use this method but can’t remember when you learned how and were not taught to do this when you were a child.  Now you can teach this method to your children and play the game anytime. Find out why Mr. D says subtraction means to find the distance between things and how this shows up again and again in high school math when it comes to finding the slope or using the distance formula. You will be able to request a free online video with extra practice too!

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How to Multiply 37 x 5 in Your Head and More with Mr.D

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Have you ever had to multiply something quickly in your head and wished there was an easy way to do it? Or you saw someone else multiply something quickly and wondered, “How did they do that?” Now you will be able to learn a secret for mental math multiplication. You will learn how to do any 2 digit by 1 multiplication during this podcast.  Mr. D has a free video for you if you want more practice too.  You will also be able to work with money by the end of the podcast multiplying things like
5 x $9.99 in your head. This is a great skill to practice with the whole family!

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The 5 Secrets of Success with Mr. D

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Secrets of Success? Really, there are secrets? And there are only 5? Join Mr. D this week as he shares his own research on the secrets of success.  Mr. D has interviewed very successful people and has taken that info along with his own success formula to come up with his 5 secrets to success.  These can be applied to everything from being a great athlete or artist, to buying a car, to entering college, to starting a business or even to have your family dinner be one that is full of conversation for what your young people are up to in their lives!

Mr. D says “Fire – Aim – Ready” find out why during this podcast!

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Distance Learning: Unleash Your Inner Explorer – Laptop Required

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Remember the game “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? During this podcast you will find out “Where in the World is Mr. D and his family!” You will also get an inside look at what distance learning is, how it works and how it applies to you as a homeschooling family. Homeschoolers are distance learners already but what if you could take that a step further. Using online education at it’s highest level and doing so from anywhere in the world. Mr. D has spent the last 10 years developing his web based programs so that his family could be anywhere in the world while he is working as well as making his programs cutting edge for what’s possible in online education. He also travels extensively, so he has a different view of the word home in “home”schooling. Find out what Mr. D means by “have laptop, will travel!”

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Time Management is a Special Occasion

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What if you had an extra 10-15 hours in your week and you didn’t know it?
Stop laughing please! 

Mr. D is going to take you through an amazing exercise to see if you can or can’t find that extra 10-15 hours in your week. This is something to do with the entire family. Time management is one of those things that every homeschooling family will confront along their journey. Students (and parents) often ask, “Mr. D, how do you get everything done?” There is actually a really great answer for that and now it is available for everyone during this podcast. Join Mr. D as he guides you through an amazing strategy for having time management be something that is easy to manage! The entire family can use this simple yet eye opening method making any occasion be a special occasion. Finding that extra 10-15 hours in your week will be a welcomed bonus and relief too!

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