Right Start is ideal for young gifted children who want to learn mathematical concepts early but feel limited by their fine-motor skills. It accomplishes this by teaching through games and meaningful manipulatives thereby internalizing concepts rather than resorting to repetitive written exercises.
The color-coded abacus teaches number sense much more effectively than cuisenaire rods because the colors carry meaning. The abacus also teaches the concept of the place values.
Right Start extends mathematical concepts to other areas of life to help children understand the importance of math outside the classroom. Examples include rounding gasoline prices, exposure to taxes, and applying fractions to musical notes.
The individual practices are sufficient but not overly repetitive.
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