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...]

2017 Summer Game #8: One Half

What is something fun to eat but in the summer time can be super messy? Popsicles! When you're a kid, there is nothing better on a hot day than to eat a popsicle. The twin pops were fun because they had two sticks so you could share. Breaking … [Read more...]

2016 Summer Game: Concentrating on One

Well! We had a super windy week up here in North Dakota. I picked up tree branches, twigs, and leaves from my lawn every day. I’d have it all cleaned up, then I’d look out the window again and it looked just as bad. Some friends took their camper 45 … [Read more...]