2018 Summer Game #3: Tens and Ones Bingo

Bingo! All the math bingo games have been winners with my kids but Tens and Ones Bingo, game N40 in the Math Card Games book, is particularly suited for those learning how to form numbers up to 99. Three children played this game today. We only … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #2: Magic Squares Memory

Beth and I might have had a tussle over who got to write about this next game if it weren’t for the fact that we live about 1300 miles apart. Opps, sorry Beth, that should say “about 2092 km.” Beth's from Canada.  :)  This is her son’s favorite game … [Read more...]

2018 Summer Game #1: Corners Speed

Whether you are winding up your school year or still plowing on, we invite you to join us in a summer of math games. For the next 14 weeks, Beth, Lisa, and I will be sharing some of our favorite RightStart™ Math card games. It is easy to get bogged … [Read more...]

Dr. Cotter on Problem Solving

A few years ago while on a shuttle to speak on math at a convention, I started talking to a young man next to me. When he found out I was involved in math, he said he could solve story problems as long as someone told him what operation to use. The … [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...]

Dr. Cotter on Counting

Most people think of counting as the foundation of math. So we teach kids to memorize the long string of 100 counting words. Next, to count objects, we teach them to touch each block in turn while saying the next word in the string. After completing … [Read more...]