Approximately one in ten students has a learning disability. For most of them, traditional methods of teaching math are a source of frustration and failure. They find rote memorization to be nearly impossible. Memorizing counting words, then facts, … [Read more...] about Dr. Cotter on Learning Disabilities
Debbie on “The Perfect Curriculum”
Choosing to homeschool your child can be an exciting yet daunting task. I was nervous – was I able to teach my kids to read? I knew that reading was the key to unlocking their ability to learn. When you can read you can learn about anything you … [Read more...] about Debbie on “The Perfect Curriculum”
Ellen on Manipulatives
“What is the Math Set for?” This is a frequently asked question. Last year, I got to meet a lot of homeschoolers at conventions. Our sales table displays manipulatives from the Math Set. They draw kids in like magnets. Kids, who have them at home, … [Read more...] about Ellen on Manipulatives
Ellen on the Parent Intensive Myth
“I really like this, but it’s parent-intensive. I don’t think I’d be able to do it with my kids.” When I took calls for RightStart, I addressed this concern almost weekly. A parent loves the program, but has heard its parent-intensive. How could … [Read more...] about Ellen on the Parent Intensive Myth
Ellen on The Goal
When we decided to homeschool, the search for curriculum began. With a Masters in Christian Education, I was mindful of the philosophy and objectives behind the curriculums. When it came to math, I did some research and presented the options to my … [Read more...] about Ellen on The Goal
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!