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...]

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...]