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RightStart™ Manipulatives

What’s so special about the manipulatives used for the RightStart™ Mathematics program? Let’s run through the list. NOT AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE: AL Abacus: This abacus has 100 beads, is grouped in 5s and 10s using color. It is different from the ... Read More

Summer Games #5: Corners™ Variations

So did you get a good game of Corners™ going from last week? If you're ready for variations of this fantastic game, it's your lucky day! Corners™ Solitaire with Stacks, Game A11 Like I already said, this game is a variation of the Corners™ ... Read More

Summer Game #4: Bead Trading

Do your children enjoy money? My kids do! They would always compare their stacks of one dollar bills after Christmas or birthdays and see who has more. I used their concept of dollar bills to introduce this next game. We called it "Bank", ... Read More

12 Square Inches vs 12 Inches Squared

In RS2 Level C, Lesson 109, the child is introduced to measuring area. After a problem of square inches is discussed, the lesson shows the child how to write 12 square inches: 12 in². Then, there's an explanation on the side that reads: Be sure to ... Read More

Spring Fever!

Are you struggling to keep your kids motivated to finish out the school year? This time of year both moms and kids are ready for a break to the routine. Here are some ideas that might help revitalize your math lessons and hopefully, get you through ... Read More

RightStart™ Resolutions for a New Year

Now that my children are mostly graduated, I look back at my time schooling. As a mother of five RightStart kids, I am going to share some of my findings to encourage you and help you kick off a RightStart kind of year. BE CONSISTENT. B-E ... Read More