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Get Schooled!

Back to school season is upon us and although we still have sunshine on the brain, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. If your kids are like ours, it feels like pulling teeth to get them to open their books and start reviewing last years core teachings. We have found the tool you need to banish boredom and unleash a better understanding of arithmetic .

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Awaken your love of math, with Prime Climb! Math for Love’s Prime Climb is a beautiful, colorful, mathematical board game designed for 2 to 4 players. 
Roll the dice and add, subtract, multiply and divide your way to the center of the board, picking up Prime cards and bumping your opponents back to start as you go. The first to land both pawns on 101 wins the game! 
Everyone can learn to multiply and divide using Prime Climb’s unique color coding. Inspire deeper mathematical understanding while mastering arithmetic! It’s simple enough for kids (ages 10 and up), and dynamic enough for professional mathematicians. Prime Climb is a perfect game for families & schools, kids & adults.

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The Founder’s Story

Dan Finkel, has a PhD in algebraic geometry and is a teacher of teachers and students. Dan has run workshops and given talks on mathematics and education throughout the Pacific Northwest. His passion for teaching and personal experience have compelled him to create Math For Love. Here is Dan’s story:

“Even though I was good at math, what I learned in school often felt a little pointless to me. The teachers explained how to do some process (“Here’s how to use the quadratic formula”) and then we copied them. Who cared? If that was all I had seen of math, I probably would have left the field to do something more interesting. But I was lucky: in the summer of ninth grade, I was accepted into a math camp at Hampshire college. The math I did there, and the opportunity of getting to work with kids like me under the tutelage of real mathematicians changed my life.

That experience inoculated me against all future problems with math. Because I knew what the real thing looked like, because I had done math like a real mathematician and had seen the beauty, I was protected when someone told me that boring busywork was all there was to math. The deeper I went into the subject, the better it got. The whole time I’ve been wondering why kids never get to see the good stuff in math until they’re graduate students. Why is a typical math class at school more likely to be a place where students learn to despise math than to love it? Math for Love is my response to this state of affairs. I want to to give kids the opportunity to be mathematicians right now. I want to teach math to groups, to individuals, to parents, adults, and children. I want to give everyone the chance to fall in love with mathematics.”

Isn’t it time that your kids fell in love with mathematics? Shop Prime Climb here. 

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