2020 Summer Game #12: One or Two

This week’s game is chosen in honor of Dr. Cotter’s granddaughter, AnnaRene, marrying her best friend and most amazing man, Chris, almost exactly a year ago. It was a magical day. I still choke up when I think of Chris's face when he first saw his … [Read more...]

2020 Summer Game #5: Fraction War

Did you all enjoy the Slide-A-Thon game? I thought this was a fun challenge, never mind the learning of my multiples.... This week we’re going to jump into the deep end of the pool with Fraction War games. Now, before any of you run for the hills, … [Read more...]

2020 Summer Game #3: Drawing Tools, Squares, and Fractions

A couple years back, I attended 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 example. They play basketball. They race. They perform … [Read more...]

Winter Games: Concentrating on Sixths

This game was requested by Andrea on Facebook. So this one's for you and yours, Andrea! Concentrating on Sixths is game F19 in the Math Card Games book. This game combines a basic memory game with addition of fractions with unlike denominators. It … [Read more...]

Winter Games: Corners with Eighths

This game, Corners with Eighth, game F22.1 in the Math Card Games book, is a variation of the Corners game that kids just LOVE! This game is a spin off from Corners Three which uses the multiples of threes; 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 and the Corners … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #10: Series Solitaire

There’s a lot of things I love about teaching RightStart Math to my children, but one of the top reasons is this: all the new concepts that I get to learn alongside them. From fractals to check numbers to the mathematics of music to unique patterns … [Read more...]