Should I Stay or Should I Go?

One question that I get frequently is "What if my child doesn’t understand what is being taught in the lesson? Should I stay on that lesson or should I continue to move forward?" To be honest, there is not a one answer that fits all for this … [Read more...]

The Struggling Learner and Math Facts

We all have the best intentions to continue math fact practice over the summer, right? Somehow, though, time gets away. So, here we are, back at school, and guess what – MY KIDS HAVE FORGOTTEN EVERYTHING!!! Well, maybe not everything, but it might … [Read more...]

Debbie on Time Well Spent

Teacher intensive. This is a term I hear applied towards RightStart Math. A term that can be used in a positive sense and a negative sense. When asked to list pros and cons, this term, teacher intensive, tends to be what you would find in the cons. … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Multivides

For a child with learning disabilities doing multivides, I suggest this shorter version: Start with any 4-digit number and multiply it by 4, then 5, and 6. Then divide the final product by 4, then 5, and 6. The final quotient must be the same as … [Read more...]

Struggling Learner: Check Please!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE checking things off my list. I love to schedule and create lists. For me, lists motivate and inspire me to get things done. Sometimes I make a list just so I can check things off! However, I must admit, not being … [Read more...]

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...]