Dr. Cotter on Place Value

Place value seems to be a difficult concept for many children and even adults. Western children traditionally are taught to add by counting. Counting ignores place value. For children, thinking in terms of tens and ones becomes an unnecessary burden … [Read more...]

2017 Summer Game #4: Bead Trading

Do your children enjoy money? My kids do! They would always compare their stacks of one dollar bills after Christmas or birthdays and see who has more. I used their concept of dollar bills to introduce this next game. We called it "Bank", … [Read more...]

Struggling Learner: Flip Flop!

Does your child tend to flip and flop their letters and numbers – you know, get them out of order, switch them around, or even write them backward? Both my son and my daughter really struggle with flipping their numbers and letters around. This … [Read more...]