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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

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

Level G, Lesson 112

Luke gave me call for help with RightStart Mathematics: A Hands-On Geometry Approach, also known as Level G. He was on Lesson 112 and confused on the formula for finding the perimeter of iterations of a fractal. Huh, you say? Well, Lesson 112 ... Read More

Summer Game #6: Drawing Tools, Squares, and Fractions

It’s been a fantastically fun and slightly crazy summer so far. I just got back from a week at the National Unicycle Convention in Rapid City, SD. Yes, you did read “unicycle.” They do things on unicycles that you just can’t believe. Hockey, for ... Read More