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To teach Mortensen Math you need #1 the method, #2 manipulatives, #3 exercise books & manual If budget is a challenge, the essential is to learn the method by, for example, the Teacher's Handbook.
You can make base ten tiles out of a cereal box and do examples from a school textbook or out of your head,
but you must have the method. Buy the book, attend a workshop, study videos to glean the principles,
but you can't teach Mortensen Math without knowing the method. For more, see Comparing Methods


Exercise Books & Manuals

Now, in PDF only: Now in .pdf for only $25! The Complete Method in a printable .pdf file  46 pages, 11"x8.5"  fully illustrated in color  all you need to know to teach math with manipulatives  K12 including fractions, decimals, algebra, solving equations, problem solving, etc.  complete academic foundation supported by research citations.  quick delivery by email (MF)  Only $25, via Paypal to: geoff @ geoffwhite.ws
NB. "The Complete Method" is Section one of: Teacher's Handbook for Teaching Math with Manipulatives using the Mortensen MethodA must have for homeschoolers and teachers alike. Table of Contents
So, you can buy The Complete Method, maybe that's all you need, say, if you are an experienced home schooler or a school teacher. If not, you can buy the Complete Method, then upgrade to the whole Handbook later  210 additional pages of illustrated lessons for only $40 
Kits: Combo, Fractions, etc.

Description of MM Program & Materials Exercise BooksThe Mortensen "more than Math" Program
consists of 200 exercise books defined
in Five strands:
Scope & Sequence of Exercise Books: detail This can only be approximate as curricula vary from district to district and many do not include some topics at particular grades. The table above is shown only as a guide to purchasing materials. All arithmetic is covered before grade 9 for example, and yes we have "Kindergarten Calculus!" The books are numbered but, nothing in Book One Level One Algebra indicates the Student's intended age, thus it may be used with teenagers or adults as readily as with elementary aged pupils depending on their ability. The exercise books increase in difficulty incrementally as the numbers grow higher. Once a student has done all 210 exercise books she will have covered the entire school curriculum in mathematics as prescribed by most school districts. Some variations are inevitable as the program is used throughout North America from Florida to Alaska in Australia and in Europe, by independent schools and in Public Schools with adult learners and in Montessori Preschools. Scope & Sequence of Ex. BooksManualsThere are Teacher's Manuals with each of the first Three Levels only. The manuals closely parallel the exercise books. Each page, every example in the exercise books has an explanatory page in the manual. The manual includes illustrations of the manipulatives to be used and even an "idealized dialogue" between teacher and pupil, demonstrating the use of key phrases. Where the Mortensen Manuals parallel the exercise books my Teacher's Handbook covers a topic, say, Multiplication vertically across all modes: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, algebra, at once showing the teaching method and emphasizing the transference of skills. The Teacher (or Parent) having once acquired facility with the method may apply it to any example taken from any source. The Mortensen Manuals enable the teacher to pick out coaching techniques for an example giving difficulty to a student, spontaneously on request  a great help when you have many students working independently at their own pace. ManipulativesThese come in three kinds from Mortensen:
Base Ten blocks  ½ inch scale plastic blocks,
hollow, (open on one side  to be used as negatives,)
and with gradations on one side for counting.
The Combo Kit  $95
This is the primary toolbox. Pretty much all
examples can be done with
9 each of 2 through 9, 24x1, assorted extras. To order send payment by Paypal to geoff @ geoffwhite.ws (no spaces) Prices vary as currency fluctuates. It may be possible to purchase from ESC Canada more economically than from Mortensen direct. Please Inquire. The price list attached is, of course, is subject to change. Shipping costs vary. 
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