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Testimonials

"I appreciate very much the opportunity for my students at NixonSmiley High School to use the myQBook Number Sense program. It is one of the best computer programs for number sense practice that I have ever...

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Number Sense General Information
Number Sense
(NS) is considered to be an extremely important topic in Math education. NS helps
students to easily understand the complex relationships between numbers and perform
quick mental calculations to solve all kinds of Math problems.
This section of the myQBook NS program explains number sense in general and discusses
how to use this program to prepare for the UIL, University Interscholastic League,
number sense competition.

Number Sense concepts/tricks
This section
of the myQBook NS program has more than 350 concepts and shortcuts each supplemented
with solved sample problems and 5 to 10 additional practice questions. The program
also describes in detail the “why” behind each concept so that students get the
best understanding of each concept.
A good understanding of these concepts and shortcuts will not only help students
to secure a good score in NS competitions but will also help them develop life long
mental math skills. These skills will help students in all math tests in the future
including college entrance exams such as SAT and ACT.

How to best prepare for a Number Sense Contest
This section
of myQBook NS program provides parents and students with steps and ideas on how
to best prepare for the number sense contest. As with any contest, the competition
in number sense contests is fierce. Many students have been working on sharpening
their number sense skills for several years.
Hence, in addition to a good understanding of each of the concepts and tricks, students
will need plenty of practice to secure a place in the contest. Students who wish
to seriously compete in this contest should follow a methodical approach to reach
their goals.

Number Sense Practice Tests
This section
of myQBook NS program provides students with 12 full length practice tests at each
of the three levels – Elementary, Middle School and High School. Students are encouraged
to take each test multiple times, so that they get sufficient practice for the competition.
After taking each test, students have the opportunity to not only review the completed
test but also attempt the questions they were not able to get to in the first 10
minutes. While reviewing the test, students can also see a detailed explanation
of the correct way to solve each problem.

Testimonials
“I appreciate very much the opportunity for my students at NixonSmiley High School
to use the myQBook Number Sense program. It is one of the best computer programs
for number sense practice that I have ever seen. It not only has the best explanation
of number sense concepts but also has a great amount of practice questions for students
to practice.
Students can practice shortcuts and take practice tests and I get the results sent
to me each week on my computer. This gives the students a great opportunity to practice
Number Sense any time they have the opportunity. With school time so busy, it is
a great tool to help students improve in Number Sense. Students can click on any
question on a number sense test and it will give them a short cut or way to compute
the answer in their head.
I would highly recommend this program to any school that is interested in improving
Number Sense scores and helping students be better overall Math students.”
Randy Ballard, Geometry teacher and NS Coach  NixonSmiley High School, NixonSmiley
CISD
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“myQBook is a great help for coaching my Number Sense students. It allows them extra
practice time based on their individual schedule and I have found many number sense
tips that I was not aware of. I've coached UIL Number Sense for over 15 years and
this is the first really innovative program I've come across. Some sites are very
cumbersome to use, but myQBook makes it easy to set up and manage student accounts
and it is extremely easy for students to navigate as well.”
Debra Witherspoon, 7th Grade PreAP Math Teacher and NS Coach  J.W. Williams Middle
School, Rockwall ISD
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“myQBook's Number Sense program is a phenomenal online program to train students
for the Number Sense competition. With very clear explanations and examples of hundreds
of concepts provided on the website, my students can work on it from home without
much assistance. Additionally, the "Why does it work" behind every trick allows
students to really understand the tricks better, and remember it on test day. The
online tests which can be taken any number of times, is a fantastic feature which
allows for plenty of needed practice.
My team placed second at last year’s meet. The weekly student report that I receive
keeps me well informed on my students' progress. I love the program and would recommend
it to anyone looking for a wonderful tool for Number Sense”
Stephanie Baker, Number Sense Coach and 8th Grade Math Teacher  Mabank Junior High
School, Mabank ISD
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“I used myQBook's Number Sense Program with my students this year. My students and
I loved it. Thanks to this program, one of my eighth graders earned 1st place in
the UIL competition.
The myQBook Number Sense program was extremely beneficial to my students as they
could find everything they needed for their UIL number sense preparation in one
convenient place. myQBook has hundreds of concept explanations, numerous practice
questions per concept, and many practice tests with detailed answer explanations.
Students can even check off concepts when completed and watch their progress as
they complete more concepts in the system.
The myQBook NS program is also a wonderful tool for coaches and teachers. First,
it saves us hours of photocopying practice tests and scouring the Internet for
practice material. We can access detailed reports of each of our students' activity
and test results in the program. Perhaps the best feature of myQBook Number Sense
is that it automatically checks all practice tests and practice questions immediately
after they are submitted.
Overall, the myQBook NS program is a great tool for teaching number sense. I would
recommend it to any teacher, whether you are training students for Number Sense
competition or looking for enrichment to your students' math curriculum.”
Miles Knight, 6th grade Pre AP Math teacher and NS Coach  Sloan Creek Middle School,
Lovejoy ISD
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“I used myQBook's number sense program for my students during the 20112012 year.
I had more than 20 students and all of them used the program quite well this year.
I found the myQBook program to be the most comprehensive and versatile program in
the market today.
The program is not only quite easy to use but is also quite motivating for students.
Students can see the percent of concepts they have completed as soon as they log
in to the system. This keeps them motivated to keep doing as many concepts as possible;
as a result some of my students completed 100% of the concepts in the program. Students
also get motivated to see their progress on the available practice tests. They can
take each test as many times as they want and see how their scores improve over
time. This makes students highly motivated to keep on taking more and more tests
and continue to improve
Another reason I like the program is that it allows me to focus on the most difficult
of the concepts instead of having to explain all the concepts to students. I highly
recommend the program to anyone serious about improving their mental math skills.”
Erik Peterson, Number Sense Coach  6th Grade Science, Math/ Science Team Sponsor
 Fowler Middle School, Frisco ISD
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“I used myQBook's Number Sense program this year to prepare my students for the
UIL and TMSCA math and science competition. The students I coached placed 1st, 3rd,
and 5th in the UIL NS Competition and several students qualified to compete in the
state competition in San Antonio in April. Our team as a whole also won the 1st
place. Overall, I loved the myQBook program and would highly recommend it to anyone
taking part in the NS Competition. I specifically liked the ease of use and comprehensiveness
of the program. My students were easily able to navigate through the program and
study the more than 200 concepts and tricks available in the program. The practice
questions after each concept allowed for plenty of practice needed in reinforcing
the concept. Finally the 12 timed sample tests were a boon for our most motivated
students. They could take each test as many times as they wanted and then understand
the mistakes they made by reading through the methodical explanations provided for
each question. In closing, I was fortunate to have used this program to coach my
students and I strongly recommend this program to anyone seriously preparing for
the Number Sense competition.”
Steven M, Teacher and Number Sense Coach  William B. Travis Academy/Vanguard for
the Academically Talented and Gifted, Dallas, TX – March 2011
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“I would like to thank myQBook for creating such an awesome number sense program.
With the help of their amazing resources, our students this year were learning to
the fullest and were continuously challenged to accomplish more.
As a result, our 4th and 5th grade students who competed for NUMBER SENSE during
the recent Elementary UIL competition received the following awards:
THIRD PLACE  one 4th grade representative
FIRST & THIRD PLACE  two 5th grade representatives
These productive results eventually led our students to be the district champs.
Once again, we greatly appreciate the opportunity to use myQBook number sense program
this year and look forward to using it again next year”
Charlene C. Macawili, Math Specialist  North Shore Elementary , Galena Park ISD
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“I used the myQBook Number Sense program during the 201112 school year. This was
my first year to coach UIL Number Sense and the myQBook program made my task quite
easy and exciting. The program was very easy to use and since it is an online program,
the kids were able to work at home as well as access the site at school.
I would introduce a mental math trick or skill on the smart board and the students
would then do the practice problems. I gave them adequate amount of time to work
on the myQBook program each week in class. I told them they needed to study/practice
on their own at home also in order to do well. Because of the ease of use of the
program, my students were able to practice quite a bit at home.
One of my students placed 2nd over all the 4th graders in the district. It was his
first UIL Number Sense competition. I give the myQBook program credit for this
Thank you for allowing us to use your program this year. We hope to be able to use
it again next year.”
Diane MooreGifted and Talented Teacher and Number Sense CoachChandler Elementary,
Allen ISD
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“I have been using myQBook's number sense program with my UIL number sense team
for the last few months, and both the students and I love the program. This program
is the best tool that I have seen in the market for students as well as their coaches.
For students, it is a very easy to use tool and the fact that it is online allows
students to access it outside the designated number sense class practice time. The
program explains all required concepts for the competition in a very easy to understand
manner. All concepts are neatly arranged in appropriate categories, so students
can find any concept they need without much trouble.
In the program, the students first review the concepts and the worked out examples
and then solve multiple practice problems. This helps to reinforce the concepts
in their minds. Once students master a concept, they mark that concept as completed
in the program. The tool then shows what percent of the total concepts each student
has covered. This helps both the students and me to understand the progress each
student is making.
Another unique feature of the program is that it has plenty of online timed tests
that offer great practice for the actual test. After students take a test, they
can also view the explanations of how each question should be solved using the concepts
taught in the program. Since these tests can be taken any number of times, the students
get ample practice for the test.
Lastly, I love the reporting features of the program for the coaches. I get a weekly
report that shows how my students are progressing both on concepts and practice
tests. As a coach, I can also view the details of any tests taken by the students.
This enables me to understand which concepts have been mastered by the students
and which concepts they might need extra help with.
I find the myQBook program very beneficial and have already recommended it to other
teachers. I would highly recommend it to all number sense coaches and students.”
Claire Thomas  Number Sense Coach  Green Elementary School  Allen ISD  Allen,
TX  January 2012
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“I used myQBook’s Number Sense Program to train students for the UIL Number Sense
competition. I loved the program for many of its unique features. First and foremost,
it is very easy to use. Second, the myQBook program has more number sense concepts
and tricks than I have ever seen in one place. The concepts in the program are explained
in an easy to understand way that even small children can understand. In addition,
each concept has plenty of practice questions to reinforce that understanding. But
the most important feature that sets this program apart from any other program is
the 12 sample Number Sense tests that they have online. The program allows a student
10 minutes to take a test, and then it immediately presents the results to the student.
The student can then review the answer sheet which also provides a detailed explanation
on how to solve each question. During review the students can also solve the remaining
questions that they couldn’t get to in the first 10 minutes. Since the program allows
students to take a test any number of times, my students were able to take the same
test multiple times to get a good practice and get really comfortable with the format
of the tests. Finally since the program can be accessed from home, the students
were able to get plenty of practice outside of school. I’m very glad to have had
the opportunity to use the program and would highly recommend it to anyone coaching
students for the Number Sense competition”
Jocelyn C, Guidance counselor and Number Sense Coach  Beaver Technology Center,
Garland ISD, Garland, TX – January 2011
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“I used myQBook’s Number Sense Program to help prepare my students for the UIL Number
Sense competition. This is an excellent selfpaced program that the students can
do not only at home, but as an additional resource with the pencil and paper practice
that we do at school. MyQbook is a very easy program for the students to use and
also is very teacher friendly for keeping track of the student’s progress. There
are many number sense concepts and tricks that were helpful to the students while
we were preparing for competition and they can still use these skills in the regular
classroom. The concepts in the program are explained in a way that was easy to understand.
In addition, each concept has plenty of practice questions to reinforce that understanding.
Finally, since the program can be accessed from home, the students were able to
get plenty of practice outside of school. I’m very glad to have had the opportunity
to use the program and would highly recommend it to anyone coaching students for
the Number Sense competition”
Stacey C, Gifted and Talented Educator and Number Sense UIL coach  Denton Creek
Elementary, Coppell, Texas – February 2011
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