Dr. Cotter on Manipulatives

Are manipulatives necessary for teaching math? What is their purpose? Are some manipulatives better than others? These are important questions to consider when teaching math to a child. A concrete manipulative is a physical object that a child … [Read more...]

Ellen on Manipulatives

“What is the Math Set for?” This is a frequently asked question. Last year, I got to meet a lot of homeschoolers at conventions. Our sales table displays manipulatives from the Math Set. They draw kids in like magnets. Kids, who have them at home, … [Read more...]

Quilting and the AL Abacus

I am a quilt designer. I’ve made about 200 quilts in my lifetime, 98% of my own design. I’m currently working on my fourth quilt from someone else’s pattern. I have the directions in front of me as I’m approaching on the final steps of Bonnie … [Read more...]