Why RightStart?

We recently got this question from Deborah via email: We currently use another math program, but I am considering switching. Do you have any reasoning to share for switching to RightStart Math? Any information to help in my decision? … [Read more...]

Summer Game #15: Top and Bottom Corners

This has nothing to do with summer but with life in general. Homeschooling life that is. Around eight years ago, I woke up one morning with back pain and, because I’ve had this pain before, I knew it was a kidney stone. Unfortunately this stone … [Read more...]

Summer Game #12: Ten as the Minuend

When I started using RightStart Math, I would play many of the games suggested, but my family had our favorites. We would play the same games – or variations of them – over and over, quite content to not explore the unknown games in the Math Card … [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 Subtraction Approaches

There are at least eight different ways to subtract multi-digit numbers. Even though a person has learned one method, it is good to explore other methods to enhance understanding. If a child has an accurate and efficient method of subtraction, do … [Read more...]