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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

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RS2 Level B, Lesson 100: Introducing Area

As many of you know, when we find errors in our manuals, we make the corrections immediately (because we print our books in house as needed), then post the information online here under corrections at the bottom of that page. Recently, someone ... Read More

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The dog ate my homework!

Do you remember anyone ever saying: "The dog ate my homework" when you were growing up and an assignment was due? Well, we had that happen recently. One of our families came to us to get another copy of a worksheet they were working on because ... Read More