Did mathematics ever scare you as a kid? How about your kiddos? I’ve seen it time and time again, a kiddo sitting in that little desk across from me with math problems in front of them. Their eyes fill with fear as they build a big wall between themselves and math. I know what happens next, a life time of struggling with numbers. I wanted nothing more than to break through the wall and rebuild that kiddo’s confidence! Every time this happened I thought to myself, “How can I take the fear out of math?”. Then one day it hit me, I have never met a kiddo who is scared of birthdays, and birthdays are math! 17 years later….

Welcome to the Crazy Birthday Candle Jungle!

-Mark Schmidt