## About US

Hi, I'm J.K. Mergens, the author of the Learn Math Fast System. When I was a teenager, I told my future husband that I wanted to write a book someday, the only problem was I had nothing to write about.

Years went by, we had our only son and decided to homeschool him. I gathered up some textbooks and we began our journey. I used an old public school textbook to teach math to him, but when we got to multiplication, I noticed he had difficulties. I asked him, "How much is 4 x 3?" He had no idea. I said, "You know that 4 + 4 is 8, so how much is 8 plus 4 more?" He still had no idea. I was shocked.

I went to bed that night and prayed. I said, "Lord, please give me a way to teach this child how to see numbers in his mind the way I do." The next morning, I had my answer. I taught my son what I was taught and he quickly excelled in math. Then, we got to fractions and the methods used in that textbook, just weren't getting the message across. So I grabbed a dollar bill, four quarters, and taught him my own way. In just one week, he had fractions down.

Next, was algebra. I had a big orange Algebra book that was written with such high vocabulary, I had to breakdown every sentence and then re-explain it in my own words; words that my teenage son could understand. By night, I would read that algebra book and then by morning, I would have a better way to explain each lesson. This worked so well for my son that he enrolled in college at age 16 and was hired on as a math tutor. Today he is an Professional Engineer with a great job.

Once our son enrolled in college, my husband said to me, "Why don't you write that book you always wanted to." I quickly replied, "I can write about homeschooling!" He said, "Yeah, you could, but you should write what you know. You know math! Show everyone how you taught our son to have college level math by age 16. Teach all those tricks I heard you make up for our son over the years." And so I did.

In 2009, I released my first book. I handed out books for free, just to get feedback. To my surprise, everyone said it worked! Even adults claimed that in one day, for the first time, they understood fractions. I was shocked! My husband was shocked too, so he encouraged me to keep writing. He told me to write a whole series of books that teach 1st -12th grade math. And so I did.

In 2011, I released volumes 1 - 4. I sold them at conventions and online. Emails started pouring in, people were thanking me for the books. They wanted more. Requests kept coming in for algebra and high school geometry. So I kept writing.

As of 2015, I have completed seven books and they cover 1st - 12th grade math. They aren't written like your typical textbook, but they WORK! The

Thanks to all of you who gave me feedback over the years, helping me to create the best math curriculum possible.

We are located near Seattle, Washington and we are here to help you Learn Math Fast! Please take a look at all the pages on this website. We have lots of free stuff, articles, printable stuff, and some video lessons too. Below are some shortcut buttons to help you navigate around the site.

All comments are welcomed and read!

Years went by, we had our only son and decided to homeschool him. I gathered up some textbooks and we began our journey. I used an old public school textbook to teach math to him, but when we got to multiplication, I noticed he had difficulties. I asked him, "How much is 4 x 3?" He had no idea. I said, "You know that 4 + 4 is 8, so how much is 8 plus 4 more?" He still had no idea. I was shocked.

I went to bed that night and prayed. I said, "Lord, please give me a way to teach this child how to see numbers in his mind the way I do." The next morning, I had my answer. I taught my son what I was taught and he quickly excelled in math. Then, we got to fractions and the methods used in that textbook, just weren't getting the message across. So I grabbed a dollar bill, four quarters, and taught him my own way. In just one week, he had fractions down.

Next, was algebra. I had a big orange Algebra book that was written with such high vocabulary, I had to breakdown every sentence and then re-explain it in my own words; words that my teenage son could understand. By night, I would read that algebra book and then by morning, I would have a better way to explain each lesson. This worked so well for my son that he enrolled in college at age 16 and was hired on as a math tutor. Today he is an Professional Engineer with a great job.

Once our son enrolled in college, my husband said to me, "Why don't you write that book you always wanted to." I quickly replied, "I can write about homeschooling!" He said, "Yeah, you could, but you should write what you know. You know math! Show everyone how you taught our son to have college level math by age 16. Teach all those tricks I heard you make up for our son over the years." And so I did.

In 2009, I released my first book. I handed out books for free, just to get feedback. To my surprise, everyone said it worked! Even adults claimed that in one day, for the first time, they understood fractions. I was shocked! My husband was shocked too, so he encouraged me to keep writing. He told me to write a whole series of books that teach 1st -12th grade math. And so I did.

In 2011, I released volumes 1 - 4. I sold them at conventions and online. Emails started pouring in, people were thanking me for the books. They wanted more. Requests kept coming in for algebra and high school geometry. So I kept writing.

As of 2015, I have completed seven books and they cover 1st - 12th grade math. They aren't written like your typical textbook, but they WORK! The

*Learn Math Fast System*is now being used in nearly every major city across America plus over a dozen other countries. And not just homeschoolers! We have adults, college bound students, and even a few schools are ordering from us.Thanks to all of you who gave me feedback over the years, helping me to create the best math curriculum possible.

We are located near Seattle, Washington and we are here to help you Learn Math Fast! Please take a look at all the pages on this website. We have lots of free stuff, articles, printable stuff, and some video lessons too. Below are some shortcut buttons to help you navigate around the site.

All comments are welcomed and read!

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