Mondo Math Addition Facts
By Learning Quest
This Mondo Math CD is an inexpensive, flexible tool for teaching addition tables, and it offers many advantages over traditional methods of memorization (e.g. flash cards). The “medicine” of memorization is hidden in the “sugar” of catchy rhythms, interesting characters, and funny voices, so repeated listenings are often embraced by the student. The CD is interactive, and can be used in the classroom setting or by an unsupervised individual student.
+ Memorize addition tables as you rock and bop to “Mondo Math Radio”
+ Interactive-Each song encourages listener response!
+ Contemporary music and rhythms kids and adults love!
+ Radio Format-You’ll want to listen just for the music!
To date, over 1000 schools or districts have ordered Learning Quest products. A large number of teachers have chosen to purchase the products on their own. One teacher purchased 15 CDs with the idea of starting a “lending library” for her students.
Jon Spivack, co-creator of Mondo Math and Fab Phonics products, is a family man and proud father of two wonderful children, Sarah and David. Jon holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences, an M.A. in Special Education, and four teaching credentials. He is also a professional musician and guitar instructor. He enjoys creating children’s educational products.
Trina Spivack, wife, mother, and co-creator of Fab Phonics, is an indispensable part of Learning Quest. She holds a B.A. in music, and is an attorney. She, too, is a professional musician and continues Learning Quest product development.
Learning Quest products have received favorable reviews in a wide variety of media, such as: The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento Magazine, California Teachers’ Association Action Newsletter, Parents’ Monthly, Sacramento Parent, Teaching Children Mathematics Magazine, and California State Foster Parent Association Newsletter.
Learning Quest products have received numerous awards and recognition:
+ Parents’ Choice Approved (Mondo Math Addition, 1998), “because it projects strong production values as well as implying solid human values”.
+ Dr. Toy: 10 Best Educational Products of 1997 (Fab Phonics, 1997).
+ Parents’ Guide to Children’s Media Award (Fab Phonics, Level I, 1998)
+ Channel 31 (KRBK TV, Sacramento, CA) “Making the Grade” (Mondo Math, 1994)
+ Mondo Math was the focus of a Master of Arts Project in Special Education and California State University, Sacramento, California; 1992. “Multiplication Math-Facts and Music” was written by Jonathan David Spivack.
Learning Quest products have been purchased by hundreds of schools and libraries throughout the United States. They are also listed in Pride’s Big Book of Home Learning.