I am indebted to many for the production of this educational tool. In particular, I owe a huge thank you to the many students at Laurel Elementary and Lesher Middle School, with whom I've practiced Karate Math, but in particular I hold high the students from Lesher and its Genius Camp (and their parents), who were excited enough about Karate Math to allow me to show them doing the moves. Genius Camp will be highlighted in September.
There are several adults who should also be recognized, and they are below in alphabetical order, by first name.
Drew Bankston was my videographer and video producer. His knowledge and generosity have been indispensable. He's also an author of several books.
Ethan Castro, my son, has been a source of advice on sundry issues for EdVentures. He is the CEO of AspenRIdge Recovery in Colorado.
Judy Castro: My wife and chief encourager is the Art Teacher at Traut Elementary School in Fort Collins. She is on the EdVentures Board.
Kathy Nielsen has been teaching fifth grade at Laurel Elementary School of Arts and Technology in Fort Collins, Colorado and is the school's Gifted and Talented Coordinator. She was kind enough to review the content and encourage its usage at Laurel.
Lynn Ann Johnson is a 7th grade math teacher at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, and is the coach of the Math Counts team. Her affirmation and review of the videos was, and is, valuable..
Max Matsuura: Max holds a 7th degree Black Belt in Karate and has been my mentor in the realm of karate realism. He is also the Director of Global Outreach at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University.
Ray Crawford is also Dr. Crawford, with a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies, Specializing in Counseling and Career Development. He is a vital member of the EdVentures Board.
Waren Morrow is an Assistant Principal and the Athletic Director at Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins. He is a former grades 6-12 math teacher as well. He reviewed the material for us and regularly encourages our progress.