# The Math Magician

**https://www.facebook.com/pages/Math-Magician/272971359454909**

http://www.odysseylearningadventures.com/

Does your school need a boost in mathematics?

Do your students need some math motivation?

Do your teachers need some new ideas in math?

Does your school need a memorable event focused on your math improvement goals?

**You can bring the Magic of Math to your school ****this 2014 school year!!**

Bob Bishop, America’s Math Magician, is back with a newer, larger and more exciting program for 2014!

**Math Magic Family Night program!!**

Math should be fun, entertaining, challenging, and memorable.

The Math Magician’s programs are interactive, informative, fun and definitely memorable!!

Total audience involvement for the entire school family!!

Participants will learn about:

- The power and importance of mathematics
- The magic of probabilities
- The magic of equality
- The power of the mind and effort to achieve school success
- The adventure and excitement of mathematics
- The power of perseverance in school
- Escaping from
*Brain Chains* - The power of
*Additude*

*The Math Magician can visit your school and teach students, teachers and coordinate a family Magic of Math evening. But because of availability this is on a first come first serve basis.*

*Book him now!!*

*His schedule fills up quickly!*

odysseylearningadventures@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Math-Magician

“I have never seen my students more spellbound for 60 minutes as they were for Bob Bishop, the Math-Magician. His program generated many interesting discussions later in the classroom setting.””Mr. Bishop’s activities make math an exciting mind expanding experience.”

“I thought it was very well thought out, rich with ideas and materials, and enjoyable.”

“Fast paced with a wealth of useful information.”

“Wonderful activities to use with my students. Right on target!”

As you know, Bob Bishop has been known as Idaho’s Math Magician for more than 20 years. He has gained media notoriety as the Math Magician from television to countless newspaper articles (including the Idaho Statesman Life Section). He has won many awards for teaching and his students have also won many scholarly awards. He was awarded the GEM award for teaching Idaho’s gifted students. He has taught the gifted students in Boise for 15 years, has helped coordinate Micron’s Math Meet, has taught BSU and NNU classes in teacher development in mathematics, has taught for the Bureau of Education (BER), is a certified in Brain-based educator, has taught ICTM math conventions and Edu-fest gifted conference for 17 years. He has presented to teachers and students from Boston to Los Angeles to Taiwan to California, and in Idaho.

Education leaders in Idaho consistently hear from employers and colleges and universities in Idaho that Idaho students do not have the math skills they need to succeed in the work force or a postsecondary education setting when they graduate from high school. Scores on statewide assessments also show a troubling trend in math as students move through our K-12 system: Therefore, we must improve math education across all grades in Idaho to ensure we prepare every student to live, work and succeed in the 21st century.

“I have a vision to visit every elementary classroom to help equip teachers and students with the art and joy of learning mathematics. There are many bored, non-engaged students who have a lack of understanding in numeracy skills. What I would like to offer is the Magic of Math to change attitudes and to ignite motivation for math success.”

Bob has coordinated his Family Math nights for more than 20 years. And for a selected few schools he will come for a week-long resident Math Magician. Bob would visit every classroom and give unique student workshops that blend hands-on activities, interactive games, and math magic that the teachers can build upon. He would also provide inservice training for the teachers by providing state and nationally aligned games and activities that will empower teachers with methods to teach the curriculum in motivating and memorable ways.

No other program comes close to the benefits of the Magic of Math!

Contact Bob Bishop, The Math Magician

odysseylearningadventures@gmail.com

http://www.odysseylearningadventures.com

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Math-Magician

208-921-7981

### Motivation

Motivation for students to succeed in math.

### Attitude

Attitude change in students for mathematics.

### Guidance

Guidance for teacher effectiveness and student improvement.

### Innovative

Innovative teaching ideas.

### Competency

Competency and confidence in mathematics.

# The Cost?

Family Math Night $700

Math Magic week: $500 a day of 50-60 min. classes. Teacher inservices $300 plus price of workbooks.

Be sure you ask how Tutor Doctor can help sponsor this event!!

“In my experience working with students I have noticed a continued weakness in math skills and a need to teach math in a way that will inspire elementary students to love math at an early age. “The idea that would help address this need and dovetail with your schools Math Goals is a hands-on interactive school program for all elementary school age students. It is a vision of bringing the Magic of Math programs to every elementary classroom in Idaho to help equip teachers and students with the joy of learning and teaching mathematics. ”

What the Math Magician offers is an additional boost of excitement and enthusiasm for math.

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## Math Magician helps Students to Want to Study Numbers USA

POCATELLO, IDAHO – A new spin has been put on mathematics as Tendoy Elementary students use some magic to study various math concepts.

Bob Bishop, the Math Magician, has delighted students in kindergarten through sixth grade and teachers with his magic skills and math abilities over the past week.

“Math is so necessary in life,” he said. “It’s not just making math fun, but it’s also trying to attach some sense of understanding for students.”

Fifth grade teacher Vicki Reeder’s class had the opportunity to spend some time with Bishop while working on problem solving skills. Students worked with calculators, the box of magic, learned how to do multiplication tables with their fingers, played a game called Fast and Loose and other activities.

During a game of fast and loose, Bishop produced a single chain and proceeded to fold it into a series of loops. Students were asked to pick a loop and place their finger inside it. If they had guessed correctly the loop would stay around their finger. However, if they guessed incorrectly, the loop would slip away.

“You will win if you know mathematics, but you’ll lose if you don’t,” Bishop said.

Students learned how to follow the loops and determine the correct place to put their fingers.

Bishop has been performing for students and other audiences for 20 years and says he continually teaches students and teachers how math can be fun.

He said many students work with arithmetic but don’t fully understand problem solving skills.

With the help of a little magic, students are forced to observe the environment around them for any changes and think about possible outcomes.

“Generally students don’t really care to do math because it’s not fun,” Bishop said. “By making it interesting and proving to them they can do it, it helps to raise their self-esteem and interest level in math.”

Bishop will perform along with Tendoy Elementary students at 6:30 p.m. today for a Math Night.

Fifth grade student Quinci Shelley is acting as Bishop’s assistant during the show and said she can’t wait to perform for other students.

“I think it’s cool and it’s a good opportunity for us,” she said. “Some people don’t like math, but when they see this show it sparks their interest.”

Fifth grade student Brant Leo will lead the audience in applause, but said working with Bishop has been great because he’s learned new things.

“He’s helping students to improve their math by using cool tricks,” he said.

“Bob Bishop is a creative and a genius at making math fun. “

“By making math fun, students will learn to enjoy it more and it will give them a sense of pride as they figure out difficult problems,” he said.

## WHAT YOUR COLLEAGUES SAY ABOUT BOB BISHOP

Diena Hurtado Teacher, Anaheim, California

Sue March 6th grade Cynthia Mann Elementary

Scott Ziemer Teacher/Counselor

Larry Rogien Education Dept. Head Boise State University

Debbie Hertzog PTA President Seven Oaks Elementary

Cheryl Richardson Hillcrest GATE Center

Rita Hoffman, Gifted Program Supervisor, Boise School District

Linda Stokes GATE teacher Collister Elementary School

Jaci Guilford 4th grade teacher