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About Ram Materials
RAM Materials provides instructional materials for competitive mathematics (Number Sense, Calculator Applications and Mathematics for UIL, TMSCA, PSIA, and Math League), teaching mathematics, home school mathematics, and general mathematics for grades 4-12.
Leo Ramirez Sr., founder and owner of RAM Materials, has been presenting workshops and writing test materials and instructional mathematics workbooks for Elementary, Middle and High Schools for over 40 years. As a mathematics coach at McAllen High School for 31 years, his teams won 20 team State Championships in Number Sense and Calculator Applications (11 in Calculator Applications and 9 in Number Sense).
I was tutored by Mr. Ramirez for 3 years. His material was invaluable in helping me develop as a UIL competitor. His sessions were very helpful and everything followed a simple to follow, step-wise format. I have won multiple state championships and currently hold the TMSCA record in calculator applications.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ramirez from jr. high through high school. He helped to develop and expand my love of advanced math. His materials and methodology make challenging concepts fun and easy to understand. My family and I attribute my math success (UIL State Champion and TMSCA State Top Gun) to his teaching, guidance, and support. My math success helped me to gain acceptance to schools such as Harvard and Vanderbilt. My math success also led to numerous scholarships to various prestigious universities.
Aerospace Honors Engineering Major The University of Texas at Austin
Mr. Leo is an awesome teacher! He has made me one of the best math students in my class.He makes it fun and his teaching books and worksheets make it easy to learn. You are the best math teacher ever!
Nicholas Scholl, 3rd grade
Ever since being coached by Mr. Leo, I am always excited to learn new math topics. His method of teaching and the materials he provides make it easy to understand complex mathematics. The workbooks, documents, and practice sheets he writes are very detailed with step by step instructions. Because they are easy to follow, I can even study on my own. His teaching materials have helped me get higher scores in class and in math competitions. Thank
you Mr. Leo!
Max Scholl, 6th grade
Mr. Ramirez’s RAM materials have definitely helped me improve. When I first started my first year of TMSCA, I was getting scores around 150. By the end, I achieved my dream of getting a perfect score due to Mr. Ramirez’s serious commitment to helping his students by teaching us shortcuts not only to problems, but to success.
Aditya, 7th grade
Mr. Ramirez’s RAM materials have not only helped me achieve success in TMSCA, but in other important events in my life as well. Due to his commitment to teaching us various levels of math, my scores have also improved on UIL tests, the ACT, and everyday math work in school. With Mr. Ramirez’s constant dedication to his work and students, we are assured that he will not only teach us, but help us understand what it takes to be successful, and bring us to that level.
Nitya, 7th grade
Mr. Ramirez and his RAM materials have changed the way my kids learn and feel about math. It is truly inspirational and magical. My kids have excelled beyond my imagination.
Lila Kim (parent) Dayae/Sejong (children)
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