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...] about Debbie on Time Well Spent
Dr. Cotter on Subtraction Approaches
There are at least eight different ways to subtract multi-digit numbers. Even though a person has learned one method, it is good to explore other methods to enhance understanding. If a child has an accurate and efficient method of subtraction, do … [Read more...] about Dr. Cotter on Subtraction Approaches
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...] about Struggling Learner: Flip Flop!
Quilting and the AL Abacus
I am a quilt designer. I’ve made about 200 quilts in my lifetime, 98% of my own design. I’m currently working on my fourth quilt from someone else’s pattern. I have the directions in front of me as I’m approaching on the final steps of Bonnie … [Read more...] about Quilting and the AL Abacus
RS2 Level B, Multiplication as Arrays
Today we’re going to talk about why we teach multiplication to our younger children. Earlier this week I talked with Jenna from Portland. She was wondering why we’re teaching multiplication at this level. Very good question, Jenna! We introduce … [Read more...] about RS2 Level B, Multiplication as Arrays