2019 Summer Game #4: Zero Game

Have you ever wondered how to teach nothing? I’m not talking about taking a break from formal teaching over the summer – although maybe you’re doing that, too! I’m talking about the number zero. The concept of zero can be a struggle for small … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #3: Quotient and Remainder

Question: How do you divide 14 potatoes between 4 people? Answer: Mash them. Hahahaha! Most children do not enjoy solving division problems – especially problems with remainders! However, the Quotient and Remainder game found in the Math Card … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #2: Sum(mer) Building

Sum Building, game A70 from the Math Card Games book, is a puzzle-like game that is quite addicting! In fact, even as I was preparing for this blog, I found myself playing a few rounds instead of starting on dinner.... So, if you need a summer break … [Read more...]

2019 Summer Game #1: Sum(mer) Rummy!

It amazes me how my kids can’t wait for summer break – and then within a week, they tell me how bored they are. As I do not want them sitting in front of the computer or TV all day, I have found that adding a few math card games to their day not only … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on RightStart and Montessori

Most people have heard of Montessori, but often they are not sure what it’s all about. The word Montessori refers both to a person, Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), an Italian physician and educator, and the Montessori method of education she … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Technology

When you hear the word technology, you probably think of computers or tablets. But calculators have become an essential electronic tool for performing more complicated arithmetic. People had been seeking simpler ways to perform calculations for … [Read more...]