Ellen on the Parent Intensive Myth

“I really like this, but it’s parent-intensive. I don’t think I’d be able to do it with my kids.” When I took calls for RightStart, I addressed this concern almost weekly. A parent loves the program, but has heard its parent-intensive. How could … [Read more...]

Ellen on The Goal

When we decided to homeschool, the search for curriculum began. With a Masters in Christian Education, I was mindful of the philosophy and objectives behind the curriculums. When it came to math, I did some research and presented the options to my … [Read more...]

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...]

2017 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...]

2017 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...]