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5 and 4 is 9: Visualizing Quantities with Fingers

*Contains affiliate links One of the foundational concepts RightStart Math* teaches in Level A is the ability to visualize a quantity without counting it. The author points out that as humans, we are designed to visually understand quantity in groups of 5 because we have 5 fingers on each hand. The curriculum spends a lot of… Continue reading 5 and 4 is 9: Visualizing Quantities with Fingers

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Why you don’t need to stress about math prep this year!

Going into this new school year, I'm feeling SOOO disorganized! I need to start putting all our library books on hold (we follow the Classical Conversations curriculum and I love using these book reading plans to have themed library books each week!) So, even though I haven't done all the cleaning and organizing and decorating… Continue reading Why you don’t need to stress about math prep this year!

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How to Organize RightStart Mathematics Manipulatives

So, you've ordered RightStart Mathematics, and it arrives in this HUGE box and you're like, "where is all of this going to go??!" I decided to put together a video explaining how I have organized all my pieces into just two 15qt storage boxes and 2 smaller ones - mostly using containers I already had… Continue reading How to Organize RightStart Mathematics Manipulatives

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And a little bit of math!

(This post contains affiliate links!) Today I'm sharing another sneaky-peak into our homeschool life :). Last month I shared about our math curriculum, Right Start Mathematics* (see last month's blog post here). We are *almost* at our first "Assessment"! I did think we'd get there sooner than this, but it's been a very busy month… Continue reading And a little bit of math!