Our technique helps students discover their own characters with greater clarity and definition.
They will also gain a greater understanding of social interaction and will become more interested and involved in the benefits and responsibilities of society.
Our grouping technique can produce meaningful structured social experiences for your students.
In these groupings your high achieving students will be better positioned to serve as role models for their classmates.
This technique will help a large school feel like a much smaller community. It will encourage the spirit of tolerance, cooperation & harmony within your school. Large school populations will actually yield better results in a shorter time than small ones. The student experience will be more clearly defined in groups that are derived from large populations.
This grouping technique can be used as a mainstream grouping system or as groupings in specialized classes geared toward understanding character and society. It will help you to achieve a higher level of success in dealing with your students collectively.
It will also help you to better meet each individual student's needs.
You can review a free Demonstration.
You can receive a free demonstration report which outlines several sample groups to assemble and review.
The demonstration groups are not a complete system, and are only selected to show that
our grouping technique can produce meaningful structured social experiences for your students.
The groups we select for the demonstration will be easy to manage. The teachers need not make any changes at all.
We know that trying unknown techniques can be unpopular. We have sponsors who wish to promote this technique in the educational system and
toward that goal will donate $5000 to your school upon the completion of your review of the free demonstration.
This money will either be earmarked for, or donated as, computer equipment & software, library books or musical instruments & literature. The sponsors require that we document the preparation and review of your free demonstration and that you
provide the information necessary for a tax deduction. We must therefore be somewhat more involved in the sponsored demonstrations than in the unsponsored ones.
What information do we need for your demonstration?
Please first remember that prejudices hold back progress and have never contributed to
the discovery of any solutions for problems. The scientific method is to test for
verification, not to say "nonsense" or "pooh pooh". You can visit the website of Astrofaces, a related research project.
We simply require that you send us a list of all your students together with their birthdates.
Please be accurate. Remember "gigo". (garbage in, garbage out)
For each student include a unique identifier (full name or an ID number) and birthdate.
Whatever you use is acceptable as long as you will recognize it when you receive our report
and it does not confuse the records of two students.
If possible, spell out the month, i.e. January 14, 1994. If not, then please, in the email or
in the first line of the list, specify the date format used: mm/dd/yyyy or dd/mm/yyyy.
Please ensure consistency of date format throughout the list.
Save the list in an ASCII flat file (text file) with one row for each student. For example a portion of the list could appear like this:
(name+last 2 digits socsec#)
You may save the list as either "quote delimited" or "comma delimited" or "field length". We can work
with either of those formats as long as the data is consistent. The example above is "field length delimited". (it is organized by columns)
Please send only uncompressed ASCII text files. (Zipped files may not work on our systems).
All work is strictly confidential.
Within two to three weeks after sending your list, you will receive a report which outlines
several sample groups for you to assemble and evaluate at your own pace. The teachers need not make any changes at all. We provide an Annual Grouping Report Service.
When you subscribe to one year of our service, you will receive a series of groupings
that will give your students a range of structured social experiences.
These structured social experiences are created by participation in the groups. Each
student will belong to several groups, and participate in each of them in time. These groups will enable each student to experience
their own character together with and in constrast to those of other students in a meaningful way.
The teachers need not make any changes at all. These groupings
will not intrude upon your normal academic curriculum, and may even
help to expand it as you see that your students become more successful and productive
in less time than usual! You will find that the children, as focused groups, will be more interested in their
regular studies and in their academic setting.
We will be available for consultations to answer any queries you may have. You will determine the level of our involvement.
How much is the Service?
As noted above, there is no charge for the Demonstration. There is no obligation to
subscribe to our service after evaluating the demonstration, although we would
appreciate hearing of your results and observations.
Our Grouping Report Service is offered on an annual basis.
The fee for our basic service depends upon the number of students enrolled.
The yearly fee for your school will be $500 if there are fewer than 100 students participating.
If the number of participating students exceeds 100 the fee will be $5 per student.
Our service is meant to be affordable and beneficial, therefore we will
negotiate the fee with schools which are unable to meet this price due to
budgetary issues, etc. However, negotiated fees are not eligible for the the friendly
discount policy below.
We have a friendly discount policy.
Our service is meant to be accessible to everyone.
If you introduce our service to another school and they subscribe for a year, your
school will enjoy a 25% discount in their first year.
Subscribing two schools will reduce your fee by 50% their first year.
That is the maximum discount available in one year.
If you introduce more than two schools in one year, we will credit your account with
future discounts for the following year, and the one after that, and so on.
Thank you for visiting our site.
If you wish, you can download a copy of Trachtenberg Multiplication, a tutorial for your Math Lab.
TracMath teaches an alternative method of multiplication.
When your students ask "How does it work?", you can take the opportunity to explore the algebraic explanation.
Trachtenberg Multiplication runs on Windows 95 and later versions.
We look forward to receiving your list and preparing your demonstration.
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