Ladder by Hatch Coding

An advanced, parent-led math program for ages 3-7



I have two kids, Caradoc, age 8 and Cedric, age 6. Caradoc has finished grade 6 math. Cedric has finished grade 3 math. This program is a parent-led system to get your kids to be advanced in math. One easy way of thinking about it is that through this program, your kid will be the top math student in his school in Grade 3, and maybe even the city. If you want this result, read on.

- Peter Kuperman, CEO, Hatch Coding

How it works

Starting when your kid is 3 years old (or maybe 4 years old), you spend 5-10 minutes per day, 3-5 times per week learning math, starting with kindergarten math and then going through Grade 1 math, grade 2 math, etc. This program will give you the tools about what to teach, how to teach it, how to deal with “ages and stages” issues with your kid, provide a community so that you keep going and how to be flexible while also moving forward every month.

You go through 1 1/4 years of math every 12 months, starting 2 years before Grade 1. So when your child finishes Grade 2 (after 4 years), they will have covered all of grade 5 math. This will likely make them the top Grade 3 student in their school.

The Hump

For 4 out of 4 kids, there was one part that was particularly hard. I call this The Hump:

About 1 year in, when your kid is 4, you may spend 10-12 weeks teaching one concept: place value (that the 1 in 21 means ONE and the 1 in 14 means TEN). This is a grade 1 concept. It is also the first truly abstract concept kids learn in math. You’ll use LEGOs and other toys already in your home. We will give you all the advice, exercises and support you need to get through The Hump. We’ll help you along the way, through this and any other trouble spots along the way.

We've travelled down the exact path we are recommending, so have expert knowledge on how to make it work.

Superpowers & Community

Once your kid has learned place value at age 4, everything else becomes much easier until Grade 5 or 6 math. Your kid may start to think of math as a superpower. The big thing is that they are likely to have a lot of confidence about math and learning. This opens up doors: to gifted programs, to grade acceleration, to stronger reading levels, to a stronger interest in science, engineering and coding.


You will get access to a gated community where we’ll post wins, helpful tips and where you can get to know other ambitious parents.

Track Record

I’ve done this twice with my two older kids (As of August 2022, my youngest kid is18 months old). My sister has done it with her only kid. A friend did it with his son. Over 8 years (2014-2022), we’ve tested this in the real world, with real kids, and hit 100% in terms of results. It’s not rocket science, but it does require you spending 5-15 minutes with your kid doing math, 3-5 times per week, 5-8 months a year.


We are running a small # of initial clients for free until October 1, 2023. Based on this initial group, we will determine an appropriate cost structure after that.

The value: If Ladder can help your student be the top math student in their school from Grade 3 onwards, how will that open doors? What would it mean if your child went through life thinking they had the superpower of math?