2017 Summer Games

It is almost summertime. And for many of you, it’s either the end of school or very close to the end. Whoo-hoo! Happy dance! After twenty-three years of homeschooling, I still get excited for summer. About seven years ago, we started schooling … [Read more...]

Struggling Learner: Back to School

If you took some time off for the summer with your student, you are no doubt making plans to get ready to go back to school here soon. As a parent of a struggling learner, there are some extra things to consider as you prepare curriculum and your … [Read more...]

Debbie on Time Well Spent

Teacher intensive. This is a term I hear applied towards RightStart Math. A term that can be used in a positive sense and a negative sense. When asked to list pros and cons, this term, teacher intensive, tends to be what you would find in the cons. … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Long Division

As far as long division is concerned, it no longer has the importance it had in past generations. No one today spends time on their job doing long division. Long division with that guessing component is not used higher mathematics. It is rarely on … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Multivides

For a child with learning disabilities doing multivides, I suggest this shorter version: Start with any 4-digit number and multiply it by 4, then 5, and 6. Then divide the final product by 4, then 5, and 6. The final quotient must be the same as … [Read more...]