RETIREMENT - NEW OWNERSHIP

RetirementWendy and Ron Hill are retiring after after 24 years of owning, operating and developing The Learning Carpet-TLC, Inc. TLC has grown tremendously, from a lined grid in 1978 that Wendy devised, to a thriving company that is meeting the educational needs of thousands of students in many countries around the world.

We are absolutely thrilled to introduce our good friend and new owner, Lana Hansen. Lana is an experienced and dynamic elementary teacher, who has used The Learning Carpet in her classroom for over 10 years. She is an accomplished and enthusiastic presenter and is also a champion of The Learning Carpet. In 2008, Lana was granted the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for Colorado. She videoed her students engaged in productive struggle to more deeply understand the connections between basic addition, graphing, and algebraic thinking using The Learning Carpet as an integral part of her application. Lana knows and believes The Learning Carpet can help each student to deeply understand the foundational principles of mathematics.

Now that we have turned over our business that grew beyond our wildest dreams, we want to thank all of the wonderful teachers for their support, encouragement and friendship. We are leaving with mixed emotions because we have had so much fun on this amazing journey. Our amazing TLC Team has been an integral part of our success!  Congratulations and thanks to our fabulous Office Manager Sandy and our supporting members Tanya, Shannon, Dustin and Dee. Our hearts swell with happiness and pride, knowing that all of our efforts to make TLC a viable teaching and learning tool will continue under the excellent leadership of Lana Hansen.

New carpets have been ordered and will be ready for shipping in late July, as per requests for delivery. Current prices will be honoured until the end of August. We plan to be in Colorado during the shipping process this summer, assisting Lana in her new role as Owner of The Learning Carpet-TLC, LLC.

Thank you for your continued support of The Learning Carpet.


 

What is The Learning Carpet?

It is a permanently gridded, 100 square floor mat (6 feet square and bound on all sides), on which children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 and Special Education, are able to develop their understanding of mathematics through kinesthetic learning.

USING THE LEARNING CARPET

  • A child’s number sense grows through the patterns observed by the numerical squares
  • Concepts are better understood when linked to actual physical movement, e.g., forward step is addition, backwards is subtraction, right step adds 10, left step subtracts 10
  • Many concepts, from one-to-one correspondence, to place value, addition and subtraction with regrouping, multiplication and division facts, can all be experienced through the constancy of the numerical squares and the walking and placing of the number cards, (red side/black side).
  • Helps the child to think, reflect and problem solve, while allowing the exploration of new ideas in a non-threatening manner.
  • Helps the child learn that process and estimation are key factors in the learning outcome.
  • Facilitates individual and group learning.
  • Fosters independence, cooperation, confidence and positive self-esteem.

View some samples from our Resource Manual:

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OTHER USES FOR THE LEARNING CARPET

  • as an organizer for seriation
  • as a device for non-standard measurement
  • as a means to graph survey and measurement results for data management
  • as a giant analog clock
  • to create and extend patterns, through the placement of other classroom manipulatives and pattern cards
  • to demonstrate symmetry and other forms of transformational geometry
  • to build and note the attributes of geometric 
  • to experience mapping skills through coordinate geometry

 

Children learn by doing and need lots of TLC!

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WORKSHOPS/TEACHER TRAINING AVAILABLE
Two hour interactive Learning Carpet workshops, for 35-90 K-6 and Special education teachers, are available for your school, family of schools or district. Teacher training can be after school, through the day or on professional development days and can be designed to meet your specific needs. Let us help you create an exciting learning experience for your teachers!

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