Monthly Archives: July 2015

Learning to Multiply with Multibandz™

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Learning to Multiply with Multibandz

Do you have kids that are trying to learn the basic multiplication tables? 

Are you looking for a way to motivate your children to learn those important facts?

Look no more! Multibandz™ is for you.

Seriously, these are great! It combines the trend of the colorful silicone bracelets with the, perhaps less trendy, need to learn basic multiplication facts.

The Idea:

Give your child one band at a time, starting with the ones times table. As your child masters each new table, reward them with the bracelet matching the next table.

Multibandz™ are designed as a milestone reward system to keep children interested in the learning process. As an added bonus, once your child masters the one through five tables, the bands matching the x6, x7, x8, x9, and x10 tables glow in the dark. 

That’s right. They GLOW! 

Who doesn’t love glow-in-the-dark. I know some adults who might be persuaded to reacquaint themselves with their times tables for glow-in-the-dark jewelry. 

When your child gets to the x11 table they are awarded with a silver band and the x12 band is gold. What a great way to encourage your kids to go for the gold!

My Thoughts:

As a Math teacher I think this is a fantastic idea. Anything that might help get kids excited about learning Math is a great idea in my book. 

Something that will encourage kids to learn and retain basic math facts? 
That’s an even better idea.

As a high school teacher, it’s scary to see the number of kids that come into my classroom who don’t know the basic skills. They don’t remember their times tables, they can’t do simple division without a calculator. 

I think we need more ideas like Multibandz™ to get kids excited about mathematics.

Maybe some unit circle bands and trigonometric identity bands for high school trigonometry and calculus students? Or bands that help kids memorize equations for area? The possibilities are really endless. I can’t wait to see what’s next!

 Where Can You Get Multibandz™

Multibandz™ are available at Multibandz.com. The company is based in Austrailia but ships worldwide. Bulk buying options are available for schools and teachers who might be interested in using them in their curriculum.

For more information you can contact Multibandz™ at info@multibandz.com.

Check out my YouTube review! My very first. Eeek! Hopefully it’s not too terrible.

 

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Soap.Club: Kona Coffee Kick Bar Soap Review

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Soap Club: Kona Coffee Kick

Kona Coffee Kick

I was recently selected to test and review a bar of soap from Soap.Club, I chose to try out Kona Coffee Kick. Because coffee…

The company classifies this as a men’s soap, but, in my opinion there really was nothing all that masculine about the scent. It’s a pleasant, almost sweet scent, that smells almost nothing at all like Coffee. 

I was kind of disappointed. I love the way coffee smells!

According to their website product description,

Rich and intoxicating, the scent of our Kona Coffee Kick handmade soap is drawn from energizing, freshly-ground Kona coffee direct from the Big Island of Hawaii. 

I guess, to be fair, I’ve never had Kona Coffee so maybe it does smell like coffee. It certainly doesn’t smell like the coffee I make in the morning!

Aside from the scent disappointment, there isn’t really anything I don’t like. The soap didn’t leave behind a film on my skin like some bar soaps do, and, in fact, it was actually quite moisturizing. It is larger than most standard bars of soap, which is nice and the texture of the soap makes it easier to hold when it’s wet! Plus, it is great for exfoliating.

Using an old-fashioned cold process, every Soap.Club  product is made by hand, starting from stirring the recipe, cutting the bars and even packaging each individual bar. They only offer quality bath & body soap aged up to 6 weeks. Each bar is made fresh with pure natural & organic ingredients that will stimulate your senses.

They have so many scents to choose from at their website, plus, if you’re really a soap lover, you can join their Soap.Club. (Yep not just a cute website name!) There are five options of club plans so you can tailor it to your needs! 

Soap.Club soaps are also available from Amazon.com.

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