"Do not worry too much about your difficulties in mathematics, I can assure you that
mine are still greater."
Albert Einstein

About RAM Materials:

Ram Materials provides 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. Practice tests, instructional math workbooks, and instructional videos are available. Workbooks provide present and future teachers and parents step-by-step, easy to understand methods for effectively teaching mathematics. The materials will motivate a love of mathematics and promote mastery of concepts by any student being educated in public schools, private schools or at home. During my 44-year teaching career, I have accumulated experience and knowledge that few teachers possess. I plan to unveil the “Magic of Mathematics” so be prepared to be mesmerized!

Get To Know Leo Ramirez Sr. :

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 mathematics coach at McAllen High School for 31 years, his teams captured 20 team State Championships in Number Sense and Calculator Applications (11 in Calculator Applications and 9 in Number Sense). His UIL, TMSCA and classroom achievements have brought him numerous accolades including:

  • Denius UIL Sponsors Excellence Award (1991)
  • Reader’s Digest Hero in Education (1992)
  • Texas Teacher of the Year (1993)
  • Disney’s American Teacher Award Finalist (1994)
  • Tandy Corporation’s Scholar Award (1995)
  • USA Today’s Teacher Award Honorable Mention (1999)
  • HEB Excellence Award Finalist (2004)
  • Numerous TMSCA Coach of the Year awards

Served as:

First president of TMSCA

Member of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Treasurer of NBPTS

Major contributions to TMSCA, UIL and PSIA:

Co-Founded the TMSCA Middle School State Championships

Co-wrote (along with George Nattrass) UIL rules for team competition of Number Sense, Calculator Applications, Mathematics and Science

Co-designed (along with Jack Sell) the format used in the TMSCA middle school calculator test

Wrote the rule that requires answers for estimation problems to be written as integers

Recruited UIL Number Sense, Calculator Applications and Mathematics State directors to write tests for TMSCA High School State Meet

Worked with Larry White to co-author Invitational and District UIL Mathematics tests during illness of state director

Wrote invitational tests for TMSCA

Wrote test for PSIA State Meet

Wrote guidelines for high school UIL Number Sense tests used by the ex-State Director, Dr. Charles Lamb.


Tutoring students online for Number Sense, Calculator Applications and Mathematics.

Writing instructional workbooks for Number Sense, Calculator Applications and Mathematics.

Presenting workshops for students and teachers in Number Sense, Calculator Applications and Mathematics.