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Struggling Learner: Counting Challenges

We’ve had some conversations lately with parents of children who are struggling with counting. Sharon writes: “Any tips for children with dyscalculia? My daughter has had a horrible time learning to count. She is now 7 and still has a very hard time ... Read More

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Struggling Learner: Play with Your Food!

I remember my Mom telling me as a child "Don’t play with your food." Of course, she was trying to get me to eat something that I really didn’t want to eat! But did you know that you can blend math and kids playing with their food? For me, this all ... Read More

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Struggling Learner: Flip Flop!

Does your child tend to flip and flop their letters and numbers – you know, get them out of order, switch them around, or even write them backward? Both my son and my daughter really struggle with flipping their numbers and letters around. This ... Read More

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RightStart Math and the Struggling Learner

Help! I just found out that my child has been diagnosed with….  Will RightStart Math help? We receive requests at conventions and numerous emails for help for the ‘Struggling Learner’. I, too, have been in that position – actually twice now. I ... Read More

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RS2 Level C, Lesson 53: Subtraction Puzzle

There’s been some chatter on the forum groups about RS2 Level C, Lesson 53 and Lesson 54 and the Worksheet 25. I thought this would be a dandy topic for this week’s blog. Here’s the worksheet in question. It’s asking the child to complete the ... Read More

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Quilting and the AL Abacus

I am a quilt designer. I’ve made about 200 quilts in my lifetime, 98% of my own design. I’m currently working on my fourth quilt from someone else’s pattern. I have the directions in front of me as I’m approaching on the final steps of Bonnie ... Read More