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...]

2019 Summer Game #9: Percentages Memory

Like all memory games, Percentages Memory, game F46 in the Math Card Games book, is short and to the point. And very satisfying. The goal is to match common fractions with their corresponding percentages. Since percentages surround us every day, it … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #7: Fraction Old Main

Do you remember playing “Old Maid” when you were a kid? I loved hanging out at my friend Doreen’s house during the summer. We swam all day, picked kumquats from her tree, and played cards by the pool. Many hands of “Old Maid” and “Rummy” filled our … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Fractions

Fractions have a bad reputation in the world of arithmetic as being incomprehensible and unpredictable. Cartoons exploit this fear of fractions for amusement. Believe or not, it’s all a huge misunderstanding. Fractions are necessary and amazing. They … [Read more...]

RS2 Level F, Lesson 105

Lesson 105 in RS2 Level F is titled Dividing Fractions on a Fraction Chart. This lesson is very critical to understanding division of fractions. Yes, when dividing fractions we are generally taught to just invert and multiply. But why? Why does this … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #19: Fraction of Twelve

My two youngest children were six and eight when I started schooling them together in RightStart™ Math Level B. About half way through Level D it became apparent that my older son was ready to “fly” while my younger son was ready to “camp.” When the … [Read more...]