MasterPak 1 - Printed Drill Masters with SuperSlate
MasterPak 1 contains CalcuLadders 1-3 (basic and advanced addition and subtraction, telling time, basic and advanced multiplication, and basic division) and ReadyWriter (basic letter stroke practice). There are 16 drill masters for each Calculadder and ReadyWriter level plus answer keys and an award certificate. Also included is the Super Slate which allows the student to insert a master sheet, cover it with a plastic overlay and complete the drill using a regular #2 pencil. Then the teacher can flip the master sheet and easily grade the drill sheet. The plastic overlay sheet is quickly cleaned with a small bit of petroleum jelly. The Slate has a bit of a homespun look and you could substitute a dry-erase pocket for the Slate.
CalcuLadder® math drills are famous for "turning finger-counters into number crunchers.' Developed a generation ago by Dr. Edwin Myers, homeschool dad and rocket scientist, CalcuLadder is the tried and true resource used across the USA and some 60 countries the world over! From basic math through pre-algebra, CalcuLadder drills build speed and accuracy.
MasterPak 1 is a more economical option for those parents who know they are going to use multiple levels of the CalcuLadder® program. MasterPak 1 includes the masters of CalcuLadder® 1, 2, and 3 with ReadyWriter. MasterPak 1 covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as stylus and penmanship skills.
The MasterPak 1 is accompanied by the amazing SuperSlate, which allows you to use the drill sheets repeatedly. The SuperSlate features a plastic transparent overlay, on which the student writes his/her answers with a regular #2 pencil or mechanical pencil. Flip the drill worksheet over to see the QuicKey for immediate scoring. Simply wipe off the overlay with a tissue and petroleum jelly, so your students can use the drill sheets over and over without ever having to print or reproduce new drill sheets!
The MasterPak 1 can be used along with any curriculum and any grade level, along it is primarily used with children in K-5th grades. Get your MasterPak today, and see why a million parents and kids worldwide have used and love CalcuLadder!
Do you remember CalcuLadder® in their print version? Well, they're back!! Every level of CalcuLadder® is available again with the addition of a handy new feature that allows you to use the drill sheets repeatedly - the SuperSlate. The SuperSlate is a reusable, transparent overlay that fastens firmly over your drill sheet that has been placed on the base. Use only a #2 pencil or mechanical pencil with an HB lead to write answers to the drill problems. Flip the sheet over to check your answers, then clean the overlay with a bit of petroleum jelly and dry cloth or tissue. The drill pages are the same as those that used to be in print and are also found in the CalcuPak product. CalcuLadder 1 is basic addition and subtraction, 2 is advanced addition/subtraction and basic multiplication, 3 covers advanced multiplication and basic division, 4 includes advanced division, estimation, basic fractions, and decimals, 5 is intermediate and advanced fractions, and 6 includes percents, English and Metric units, geometric concepts, and review of fractions and decimals.
MasterPaks are more economical for those who know they are going to use multiple levels of the CalcuLadder® program. MasterPak 1 includes CalcuLadder® levels 1, 2, and 3 with ReadyWriter; MasterPak 2 includes CalcuLadder® 4, 5, and 6 with AlphaBetter. These sets also come with the SuperSlate feature. ReadyWriter covers basic letter strokes and AlphaBetter practices alphabetical order, alphabetizing skills, and dictionary skills.
These are great - painless, quick, easy to take and good for you - no wonder they're called "Learning Vitamins." These are designed to get the brain working quickly and automatically - a must before going into higher-level math! We have seen marked improvement in our children's computational speed and skill after using these. Advantages over other drill sheets we've seen (and used) are the sheer variety in the sheets and the incremental level of difficulty from one sheet to the next. Cute graphics "grow" up the margins of the page as students progress, adding to the visual appeal, and an appropriate scripture verse is a definite plus (if you're drilling several students, the ones who finish ahead can meditate on something worthwhile!).
Originally printed as a workbook with 12 copies of 16 individual master worksheets, students completed one page each day until they reached the target speed. Then, they moved on to the next worksheet and repeated the process. The target speed might be reached after completing two or three worksheets or it might take a student the entire 12 to reach the speed goal. Although the print versions of the Calculadders have gone out of print, the publisher has transitioned their successful drill program to either a computer-based option (CalcuPaks) or the Super-Slate (an interesting and somewhat uniquely designed re-mark system) that uses a single master copy of each drill sheet.
Calculadders have six levels which take the student through basic math - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, telling time, fractions, percents, and decimals. These roughly correspond to elementary grade levels but can be used whenever needed. ReadyWriter provides practice in basic letter strokes and would be used prior to a formal handwriting program. AlphaBetter helps students speed up their alphabitizing skills.