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One of the big things I love about Right Start Math* is how many of the concepts are taught and reinforced using games. These games can also be used with any math curriculum too, so if you’re using something else, or your child is in a traditional school, you can use Right Start games as a supplement. The games can also be used by students in multiple countries – you can select your book and cards based on the currency you use – USD, CAD, AUD, NZ, and EUR.
The game book is separated into different sections based on the level of the child and the concepts being taught. Right now, we’re still in the basic part of the book (Numeracy), and my daughter has really latched onto a game called “Swim To Ten”. She requests this constantly! It’s a very basic game where the players have to get from one side of the board to the other without landing on an X – otherwise they have to go back to the beginning. Rather than a die, a numbered deck of cards is used (other Right Start cards can be used too, such as the cards with abacus pictures, tally sticks, and fingers). The board is designed to look like the Right Start abacus, with 5 white and 5 shaded squares. This helps to reinforce the concept of visualizing and adding lots of five without having to count. Another plus is that this is a game both my 6 and 4 year old can play together! Huzzah!
Are you a Right Start* user? What games do your kids love the most? Let me know in the comments below!
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