basis for problem solving,” says Gescheidle. “They don’t

just memorize the answer and the numbers, they have a method for figuring things out.”

Debbie Tumis, a trainer from Hallettsville, Texas, says she took “Dr. Paul’s” approaches in math class and practiced what she learned on her own children: Her 12-year-old, she found, learned how to add and subtract in any base in 45 minutes.

“This is hands-on,” says Tumis. All of the methods and tools and games that illustrate concepts “get you away from the math sheets. Math is now ‘Do It!’”

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