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Home-School Resources: Books to Introduce and Teach Counting

I’m thrilled to see such a glowing recommendation for my work!  Mother Earth News recently posted a great article for parents who are home schooling their kids and how the Mathamanimals books can work in their teaching curriculum. The Crazy Birthday Candle Jungle book series by Mark Schmidt is a clever way to introduce and teach […]

My Not So Late Show interview is live!

Had a great interview on the Not So Late Show – thought I’d share it with everyone! http://6lawrence.com/not-so-late-show-clips/9001-the-not-so-late-show-milkman-mark It was quite a good time during the interview, lots of discussion about the books, games and characters.  Check it out, and let me know what you think in the comments!


The postman picked up the pallet of mail this morning and your rewards will be arriving soon! If I messed anything up, let me know! Thanks again for your support and please spread the word. Mark

Mathamanimals try to take the fear out of math

Today the article in the Lawrence Journal World came out. Mark Schmidt began volunteering as a math and reading teacher at his children’s elementary school in Topeka in 1995. It was there where he realized that students who were struggling with math weren’t struggling because they weren’t trying but because they were scared. “If you […]


I am still waiting on a dozen or so surveys, but you should be getting your rewards within the next couple of weeks. Thanks again for the support. FYI: The Flashcards of this project- FLASHCAKES – have been ordered and NOT from China! I am happy to keep it local and Mainline Printing is doing […]


Of course, thanks to all of you folks…but Mark and Mark just put us over 94%!!!! and you always remember the ninth inning more in a close game! (sorry, I don’t know how to turn off this ‘bold’ Thing!) NO EXTRA INNINGS IN THIS GAME, THOUGH…JUST 31 HOURS AND IT’S OVER. much obliged, mark