Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start?
HammerMath is a manual, self-paced course. When you sign up you will automatically receive an email with login access to the course. You can start anytime.
Do I have to purchase The Big Inch math manipulative in order to take this course?
The online curriculum has a downloadable, printable PDF of The Big Inch blocks, markers, and number line for you to use. If using the printable instead of a physical Big Inch, we recommend printing on heavy weight paper or photo paper. Students can also glue the Big Inch printable to poster board before cutting it out for a stronger backing.
What is the difference between the Teacher Edition and Student Edition of this course?
Both courses have the same core curriculum. The main difference is the Teacher Edition features lesson plans, professional development videos, teaching tips, and downloadable discovery worksheets. The Student Version features Perry Wilson, the creator of the program, walking students through the lessons. The student version also features "brain game" quizzes at the end of each lesson that can be emailed to the teacher upon completion. These quizzes are a great way for a teacher or parent to track their student's progress.
What grades use HammerMath?
HammerMath was designed to visually and physically teach the foundational concepts of fractions, measurement, and scaling and is used from 3rd Grade through Career Tech.
How much does a one year subscription cost for the Student Edition?
The Student Edition subscription is $49 per year.
How much does the physical Big Inch cost and where can I purchase it?
The Student Edition comes with downloadable, printable PDF of The Big Inch blocks, markers, and number line.
The physical Big Inch is made of dense, durable plastic and costs $87 each. You can purchase The Big Inch at our online store HERE.
What math standards does HammerMath meet?
HammerMath was designed to go beyond the traditional textbook. HammerMath is a teaching supplement that can go alongside any standard math curriculum. We did not design Hammer to teach the standards. We don't believe in teaching students how to learn for a test. We believe in teaching in a way that kids learn! Hammer helps students understand and visualize the hard-to-grasp concepts of fractions, measurement, and scaling, to help prepare them to be problem solvers and thinkers. The HammerMath method of teaching is based on 30 years of teaching students the application of math based on real-world construction and architectural design principals. It's a better way to teach!
Can I sanitize The Big Inch?
Yes! The Big Inch is now made of dense durable plastic that can be sanitized in-between uses. Avoid spraying cleaner directly on the number line.