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RightStart Mathematics, the math curriculum I use with my kids, has received a couple of awards this year – woohoo! They won first place from Mary Pride’s Practical Homeschooling Readers Awards for Elementary Math, and the 2019 Homeschooling Parent’s seal of approval for homeschool friendly.
This year, my eldest has been in public school while I’ve been homeschooling my middle child. I have found myself so frustrated seeing her math skills flounder while my son’s have been flourishing using RightStart. While the curriculum does require hands-on work by the parent, the skills it teaches are just SO RICH! I personally don’t consider myself very strong in math but I have learned so much in teaching this curriculum (and we’re only on level A!).
Last month on the RightStart Blog, Dr. Cotter talked about the language associated with math – specifically railing against the incorrect language that has been taught in math curriculums. Terms such as “times” rather than “multiplied by,” and “take away” rather than “minus.” It’s an interesting read and one that I hadn’t considered before. I’ll try to change my vocabulary for those!
Finally, did you know RightStart have a bunch of apps available for Android, iPhone and iPad devices? I haven’t used them yet, but these would be great for our upcoming trip to Australia I think!