It's summer! For many people this means school takes a back seat, so a fun way to keep kids engaged in math whether they're homeschooled or in traditional school is to have them do math games! Math games are a fantastic tool for building speed in math calculations - in fact, thanks to RightStart Math (the curriculum we use), my 5 year old homeschooled son can answer simple math problems faster than my public schooled 7 year old! (Read more...)
Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links. Any purchase you make using them will help support my blog - thanks! You know, it's funny. Before teaching my kids from a math curriculum, I never really considered that the months of the year, days of the week, or whether something was above, below, or between another object… Continue reading It’s Spring! Let’s go outside!
RightStart Math recently won some exciting awards and recognitions. And are you using the correct language for math? Dr. Cotter's recent blog post talks about why you shouldn't use these non-math terms or made up words in math.
Oh friends, the Homeschooling winter slump is a real thing! Between snow days, holidays, and general interruptions, we have hardly got any math done in the last few weeks! But, spring is coming. Amiright?
Today I decided I needed a progress chart to help motivate my son in our math lessons. (And for me it's helpful to have a visual reminder on the wall that we need to get some lessons done!). I had found a similar progress chart in the RightStart Facebook group but thought I'd make one that more resembled the RightStart abacus (with shaded beads) and could work for any level of the curriculum. Read More...
Looking to supplement your kids' math over the winter? Today is the last day of the RightStart holiday sale, so it's a great time to grab some of their resources at low prices! Right now, you can mix and match with the individual game kids (such as clock, fractions, math corner games), or get the… Continue reading RightStart Math – Holiday Sale!
Set your alarm clocks! Cyber Monday is THE best day of the year to stock up on RightStart Math materials! RightStart will have deals on gently used products (and when I say "gently used", I mean, "basically new"!!) so if you've been holding off on buying, then now is your chance! Monday, November 26th 2018… Continue reading RightStart Cyber Monday Sale!
When people learn that I homeschool AND have a toddler, I'm often asked what she does while I'm teaching. Her favorite thing to do, actually, is participate! Her favorite time of day is Math lesson because she just ADORES all the manipulatives! I have an Ikea abacus that she plays with during our lessons, but… Continue reading Math: Toddlers & Staying Flexible
*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
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!