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...]

2020 Summer Game #15: Piggyback Race

I was at a family reunion a few years back. We had four generations at the farm that my grandparents purchased many many years ago. My dad grew up on this patch of heaven, his sister and husband took over the farm and raised their family, then their … [Read more...]

2020 Summer Game #9: Long Chain Solitaire

As I was contemplating games for this week, I tossed around a couple ideas. Not able to make up my mind, I asked Dr. Cotter which game was her favorite. Without hesitation, she said, “Long Chain Solitaire”. I told her we’d played Short Chain … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #12: Fish at the Dump

When I started using RightStart Math and we’d play the game Go to The Dump, game A3 in the Math Card Games book, I apparently didn’t read the directions well and have come to realize we were really playing Fish at The Dump, game A5 in the Math Card … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #11: Robbie’s Bead Trading

My oldest child, Robbie, wants to be a game inventor when he grows up. He’s invented quite a few games, but the majority of them aren’t really math games. They’re heavy on health and damage stats, power-ups, and battles between different cards.... … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #8: Doubles Memory

Today I’m going to show you a quick and easy memory game for practicing the doubles facts: Doubles Memory, game A15 in the Math Card Games book. It takes less than 10 minutes to play, so it’s easy to fit in between runs through the sprinkler… or … [Read more...]