2017 Summer Game #18: Mental Addition

One of the many aspects that drew me to RightStart™ Math was the idea of my children learning how to do mental math. Growing up, the whole idea of mental math was fascinating to me, but it was not encouraged. And, to be honest, I really doubted my … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #12: Ten as the Minuend

When I started using RightStart Math, I would play many of the games suggested, but my family had our favorites. We would play the same games – or variations of them – over and over, quite content to not explore the unknown games in the Math Card … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #9: Finding the Quotients

When the children were younger we would get season passes to Six Flags Over Texas. Going to an amusement park with six children can be pretty exciting and a tad stressful. Because there is a twelve year age difference between the oldest and … [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...]

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...]

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...]