Albert’s Insomnia is an affordable, award winning math game, for 1 or more players, ages 6-99! Kids and adults both have a great time playing, even with each other! - See more at: http://albertsinsomnia.com/about/
1) Make learning and teaching math fun and effective
2) Do creative, valuable even open ended fundraising
4) Have fun, all rolled into one simple plan!
Hello, I am Albert. I like to
find simple solutions to big
problems. Please let me
show you how to:
3) Engage students and support from your community
math skills build on
each other so a
like this must be
at the foundation.
Did you know:
1) only 26% of high school graduates are
proficient in 12th grade math today
2) studies report the best predictor for a 12th
grade student’s math success is how well
that student did in the 3rd grade?
3rd Grade Educators are properly focused on the
foundation, math fact fluency, just as they have been
for decades. Today’s educators are better qualified,
better paid, and better trained with improved
techniques, high tech equipment, etc. So what has
substantively changed in today’s classrooms that is
causing this decline in math?
Median SAT scores peaked in 1964 in
the USA. Back then, I, and many others
like me, had sticks, rocks, and dirt to play
with and lived in a house with one black
and white tube TV with 3 channels and
no remote. If we were lucky, we had an
hour of cartoons on Saturday morning
before our parents woke up. Our
classrooms were one of our most
Fast Forward 50 years, math scores are still
declining. Now students have toys we could
not have imagined back then, and they live in a
big screen, Hi-Def, Big screen, 3D, surround
sound, remote controlled, smart phone, on-
demand, instant gratification, fast food, supra-
normal-stimuli video gaming world.
Classrooms are likely not their most engaging
environments! The traditional ways math facts
were taught are no longer effectively engaging
most of today’s students.
Lower Relative Engagement Levels
A Helpful Engagement Analogy
BLACKSMITHS = EDUCATORS
METALS = STUDENTS’ BRAINS
TEMPERATURE OF THE FIRE = ENGAGEMENT LEVEL
Metals are easily reshaped only when the fire is hot enough.
Otherwise, the metals retain their shape and the blacksmiths
only have a sore arm to show for all their efforts.
Kid’s brains today are complex, high tech alloys requiring a
fusion-like reactor to generate the necessary heat to make the
gray matter “flow.”
When I was a kid, all it took was the warm glow of
a campfire to keep us engaged.
1) is when the math facts become permanently “stored” in long term memory. Here, the facts
can be instantly recalled, instead of repeatedly “solving” the same problems in the valuable
and limited working memory* part of the brain.
*Advanced math requires the working memory be “available” for processing higher concepts
while integrating smoothly with the math facts that should be stored in long term memory.
2) allows The “simple” decisions take
place in the background …...
so the “driver” can focus on other more
Lower relative engagement levels in the classrooms have
resulted in a decline in AUTOMATICITY.
What is Automaticity and what role does it play throughout every
student’s math career?
Almost every teacher, even college professors, tell us,
”My students do not know their math facts.”
How can one teacher possibly engage dozens of
today’s students to automate something as mundane as learning math facts?
Let me tell you about my good
friend, Kathy Spruiell, and what she
has accomplished. She is one of the
best elementary math coaches,
teachers and trainers in the country,
diligently working on this very
Is this “Mission Impossible”? No!
Kathy Spruiell uses the “Albert’s Insomnia” not so
secret formula to help solve this big problem.
Is now available in many formats:
• card games
• classroom kits
• home school kits
• an interactive story book
• a mobile app
• an on line ERP (Electronic Resource
Program) with built -in layers of
assessment for students and teachers.
(Higher Scores) + (Games kids love) = “Albert’s Insomnia”
***The Results are in***
Last year, Kathy used Albert’s Insomnia to
increase the average number of students
exceeding the state standard in her school’s
3rd, 4th, and 5th grades by 33% playing for 15
*Data from GADOE Press release.
• Plays like a game students WANT to play.
• Is “Differentiated” and “Automatically
tiers instruction;” meaning, the game
play starts off easy to engage students
of all abilities, even the most math
Did You Know?
• On their 100th anniversary, in 1925, the “Scripps National
Spelling Bees” were established and are still going strong
• Since the advent of “Spell Check technology,” participation
has doubled in these competitions.
• These competitions are very popular with schools,
students, parents , and sponsors.
• The finals are in the 24/7 news cycle every year.
Even though Spelling Bees:
do not have a significant impact on standardized test scores
do not offer differentiation for all student ability
We just got a report in stating: “23% increase in
computational proficiency using Albert’s Insomnia
in just two weeks!”
Today, the news is full of stories about
educators continuing to struggle with math as
seen in the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s article
“Educators: Address kid’s math struggle”
by Rose French on the front page June 28, 2014.
How can you be the Hero?
Create an “Albert’s Insomnia Challenge”
modeled after spelling bees. This is as
simple as 1 2 3 !
Many schools already have a math night. Plan your “finals” to
coordinate with math night or another scheduled event so sponsors can
participate and be part of the fun and make your event a BIG DEAL!
1) Make learning and teaching math fun and effective.
2) Do creative, valuable even open ended fundraising.
3) Engage students and support from your community.
Try my game for free today! If you can make it
up to level 7 of the “Free Challenges” ladder,
the value of “Albert’s Insomnia” is intuitively
obvious to the casual observer!
You can register yourself and play the “Free Challenge” ladder at;
See how well YOU can do!
A Game You Can Count On!
For a demonstration or more product
information please contact:
Richard John Buchner III
3732 Galdway Dr.
Snellville, GA 30039
“Albert is a proven winner.
He will be a winner for you too!”
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