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Empower teachers and students with OS Cubes!!

Simplify your problem solving and accelerate your learning with OS Cubes!! #education

Empower teachers and students with OS Cubes!!

Simplify your problem solving and accelerate your learning with OS Cubes!! #education

$1,205
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backers
Funding Unsuccessful
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Traditional math computes linearly for a single solution. With the OS Cubes you work instead from the inside-out!! It reinforces divergent thinking and paves the way for real-world problem solving. - The cubes have allowed me to connect in neat ways with others and I want to share this experience. I believe the cubes will make great tools for students and teachers of all types and grade levels.


What's your problem?

A big problem in our world today is extremism, and I think it comes from our math. Up-until intermediate algebra we're taught that problems have only one answer. If you model your problem solving like that in the real-world you're going to have conflict after conflict, and we do.

The problem is linear thinking. In traditional math we read from left to right and compute for a single solution. Ever argued with somebody who seems to see the problem only one way? This person suffers from what I call, single solution bias. Here's an illustration of our traditional approach to problem solving in mathematics.

The above illustration shows the traditional approach to teaching math. The way I teach math with the cubes gives the learner a few more options. Instead of computing for a single end value/answer, we assign the appropriate operations that balance the equation as a whole. Here is an illustration of how I do it.

Similar things have been done before but what I am proposing is a complete adoption of doing math backwards, and with the cubes. I predict realizing a range of benefits including increased self-esteem, higher functioning reasoning, and improved fine motor skill development for younger folks.


The Big Picture

The OS Cubes were initially created as part of my Universal Problem Solving system. The full UPS Delivery includes the cubes, two psychological models called ADD & ESP, and my three laws of intelligence that I call Theory 3DID or Three Dimensions of Intelligent Design. - In the #freeclass I show how to use the symbols on the cubes to construct right-brained representations of Problem Solving. It's visual mathematics and spacial reasoning so it's directional. Regarding direction, the orientation of the cubes is shown below.

The goal of this project is to make and share 500 cubes (max order qty). Each level of reward comes with a customized set of directions for that particular level. Hopefully after I fill all of the rewards I will have a few cubes left over for myself to share personally:) Thank you for your support in this project!!

Risks and challenges

Potential risks may include delivery delays and/or wrong addresses. I'll be double checking delivery info and having my wife/partner double check also to ensure all backers are rewarded properly. There is also some risk in the manufacturing of the cubes but I had a test batch made already to ensure quality and accuracy, and the finished-product cubes look great!! The cubes are made of an acrylic based plexiglas material that comes from a factory in Germany. They are then laser engraved in Fort Wayne, IN USA and painted with non-toxic paint and polished for delivery.

Networking is everything in this project so please tell others and share it on Facebook and Twitter. Thank you!:)

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    Player's Set - The Player's Set includes one set of OS Cubes (two cubes) and Player's Set Directions. Great for any teacher or student, and that means errybody!

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    DM Pack - The Decision Maker's Pack comes with four Player's Sets and DM Pack Directions. Great for a family or small group of friends.

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    MOB Pack - The My Own Busyness Pack comes with thirteen Player's Sets and MOB Pack Directions. Great for a classroom of aspiring entreprenuers.

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