I’d like to express my appreciation for your products. I’ve used them for a number of years with my children and found them to be helpful for a wide variety of learning styles and mathematical aptitudes. Level G was a particular favorite for my gifted eldest—he went through it at the age of 7, and for him it was the perfect balance of challenge and independent learning in manageable chunks.
My son has just finished Level B of Right Start, and I am very grateful for this curriculum. At the age of 5, he has learned more math than I learned in my first several years of elementary school. Furthermore, he has a much clearer understanding of those materials than I had when I first learned them. Thank you!
I just wanted to share with you that we are absolutely in love with the Right Start Math program and I refer it to everyone I know. It seems to be a program that will help children with any kind of learning style. I am so thankful that you all were at the convention the year I was looking for a math program because I don’t know how else I would have found you!
I was amused to see my daughter’s answer to #9 on Lesson 136 (8_0_9_1; the object being to complete the equation with the correct symbols. Her answer was different from the two provided. She came up with 8=0+9-1, which is also technically correct. Just thought I’d share. The lesson is from Level B. My daughter is 6 and in the first grade. We’re loving this program! She understands the concepts so easily and it is very simple for me to use. Thank you!
I have been using Right Start Math games as part of a bi-weekly classical homeschool program that I teach. The games are an excellent avenue for students to increase their mental math speed in a competitive and fun environment. The classroom is filled with enthusiasm and energy as they compete in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division games. Even though most students had not played card games as part of their math program at home, they readily and quickly understood the rules, and several families have purchased the Right Start math games kit to complement their own math curricula. I highly recommend the Right Start Math games for any teacher who is looking to add dynamic, versatile, and engaging games to strengthen their students’ math skills.
Rachel was awesome at the convention explaining how the curriculum works and even took time to talk to my son and helped us figure out what level he was at. He had been doing another curriculum all year and was not understanding it all. We were so frustrated when we were at the convention as we had worked all year on counting and understanding numbers and he could not count to 20. Now that we have started RSM my children (Ages 2, 4, and my 6 year old) all sit down and want to play math every day. My 2 year old walks around singing Yellow is the Sun and showing us her fingers. My fear now is not about my children learning math but rather that they will all be at the same level or very close through out their school years, ha ha! My son who hated to do math every day now begs to do it first. Thank you for this program. His grandparents who were on the fence about homeschooling could not believe how smart he is at math so that was super encouraging as he has struggled with it all year. Thanks again for this great program. I only wish we had started out with it at the first of the year.
My son had been struggling with math and they decided to try ANOTHER math curriculum – RightStart Math. A few weeks ago, we started doing a lesson in Level C that taught him how to use the drawing tools. Math is NOT his favorite subject, but he makes it through and is understanding now. After the lesson he ran downstairs and started using the drawing tools to make this picture of a replica of the Titanic. He worked on it EVERY day after school for a week. It was a huge breakthrough for our young boy to finally have found a gifted passion that he could pursue that wasn’t all about “labels”. Thanks to RS for making a difference in his life!!!
A story from my Classroom: I explained to my students how important and time-saving it can be to subitize instead of counting. We have been playing games and singing “Yellow is the Sun.” One day during class the week before the Christmas break, I posed a math question that required using addition or counting up as a method to complete a subtraction problem. One cute little first grader quickly without hesitation correctly answered the problem. When I asked how he got to his answer he replied, “I can subtilize.” I had to smile.
Thanks again, RightStart
Here are two of the four brothers each enjoying your basic number deck at his own pace. Gabriel (5) is playing Go to the Dump with me, and Reid (3) is making piles of matching number cards (his own idea). Thanks for your great curriculum, which all the boys use. The older two just finished up Level E this week.
My students and I completed two years of RightStart, and definitely enjoyed it. While it’s not for everyone, it has helped my “big picture” thinkers grasp math and geometric concepts in a new and engaging way. While there isn’t any advanced lesson planning required for you, as the teacher, you will spend a part of each day going over the lesson with your students. Definitely not a “hands-off” curriculum, but the teacher materials are very helpful and thorough. The only negative I can see with RightStart is that it ends at level G, which my middle schoolers have just aged out of. Great for both visual and kinesthetic learners.