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...]

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 #20: Find the Two Factors

Are you gearing up to start school? Or have you already started? We just started school last week. Amid the hubbub of getting used to new classes and new schedules, we are doing a bit of review and preparation for learning some wonderful things this … [Read more...]

Summer Game #19: Fraction of Twelve

My two youngest children were six and eight when I started schooling them together in RightStart™ Math Level B. About half way through Level D it became apparent that my older son was ready to “fly” while my younger son was ready to “camp.” When the … [Read more...]

Summer Game #18: Mental Addition

One of the many aspects that drew me to RightStart™ Math was the idea of my children learning how to do mental math. Growing up, the whole idea of mental math was fascinating to me, but it was not encouraged. And, to be honest, I really doubted my … [Read more...]

Summer Game #17: Remainders Game

Summertime here in Texas means VBS. For those that may not know, VBS stands for Vacation Bible School. My children are too old to attend, so we help with the program. This year, I was the decorations coordinator. I find it a demanding position … [Read more...]