WHY THIS ARONSON STACK APP?
I’ve been searching for the perfect Aronson Stack trainer for a long time, something that was engaging, made me want to learn, and something that actually worked. So, after wasting time and money on other apps I decided to make my own, built with everything I wanted that the other apps simply did not provide.
FUN AND ADDICTING
The Ultimate Aronson Trainer is not actually a “trainer”… it is a game. I realized I liked playing games like Candy Crush and Dots, and if I could make learning the Aronson Stack as addicting as these games I would be more likely to stick with it.
You start out on Level 1 which presents you with a card, 4 possible answers as to what number in the stack the card is, 3 lives, and 30 seconds. Each time you match the card with the correct number you get a point.
(As you go on to different levels the questions change format... read below)
7 Points to move to the next level and you get 1 star
10 Points is 2 stars
12 Points is 3 stars
LEARNING IN CHUNKS
The game is broken up into 7 stages with 8 levels each:
Stage 1: Cards 1- 13
Stage 2: Cards 14-26
Stage 3: Cards 1- 26
Stage 4: Cards 27-39
Stage 5: Cards 39- 52
Stage 6: Cards 27-52
Stage 6: Cards 1-52
This is because breaking the Aronson Stack into bite sized chunks will maximize your ability to learn it quickly and retain the knowledge.
MIX UP LEARNING METHODS
Each stage has 8 levels, each with a different way to learn the stack. When you mix up how to learn this accomplishes two things…
1. It keeps you interested
2. It prepares you for real world situations
LEVELS 1, 2, AND 3: THE BASICS
These are the basic “what card is what number” and “what number is what card” multiple choice questions. If you get an answer wrong it will show you what the right answer is. Using this method, if you have never looked at the Aronson Stack before, you will be able to memorize each set in about 15-20 minutes. These levels are perfect for learning the basics.
LEVELS 4, 5, AND 6: WHAT COMES BEFORE AND WHAT COMES AFTER
Other trainers give you the option to choose what number is what card and what card is what number… In real world scenarios you need to know what comes after and what comes before a card on the bottom or the top of the deck. So three levels are dedicated to just having you answer what comes next or what comes before. These levels are perfect for cementing the basics and improving speed.
LEVEL 7: NO MORE MULTIPLE CHOICE
At this point our minds start to get used to multiple choice. In the real world there we do not get 4 options to choose from, we have to KNOW what number the card is. On this level you there is no multiple choice, you type in the number the card shown is.
LEVEL 8: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
Level 8 mixes all of the techniques together to test your mastery of the stage.
MASTER THE ARONSON STACK
If you get 3 stars on every level, I guarantee that you will have mastered the Aronson Stack to the point where you don’t even have to think “what number is this card” or “what is after the 3 of hearts” when you are performing in the real world. You will just know…
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Ratings and Reviews
Great app for learning the stack, especially if you cheat (See review for instructions)
I was looking for an app to help me review the Aronson stack, which I'm learning from the "memory arts" book I purchased on the VanishingInc website. I was initially unable to use the app because it has a built-in time limit that you have to meet, and there didn't seem to be any way to slow it down enough that I could use it for beginner level practicing. However, I discovered that if I double tap the home button, this suspend the timer. This gave me the additional time I needed to think. Of course, I need to be able to recollect more rapidly in real time to be able to do an effect with the memorized deck, but this gives me a good way to practice without having to carry a deck with me. If you're hesitating to purchase this well constructed app, because of the time limit, consider using this method of "cheating". That way you have as much time as you need while learning.
Why must I give you my email?
I’ve paid for this app and with the latest update, it’s no longer works unless I create an account with you? That is nonsense.
A great app is now useless.
Developer Response ,
Hey There! Sorry you feel like that way about creating the account. There were several reasons why I decided to add this into the app. A few being... It is much easier to troubleshoot problems when you can access someone's account. For example some users feel the app is too hard so I can unlock levels for them. You can save your progress in the cloud so that if you get a new phone you don't have to start from scratch. Also, to this date I have not even sent out an email to those who have created an account. I hope that helps ease your concerns!
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