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!
One of the best things about RightStart Math* (aff link) is its focus on using math games for reinforcement. Summer is the perfect time to really work on these games, especially if you're wanting to take a break from your curriculum. Right now, my kids' favorite is Go To The Dump. This is a bit… Continue reading Summer is Game Time!
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
(*Contains affiliate links) 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… Continue reading Swim to Ten
It's amazing how some new math toys will invigorate your kids to repeatedly ASK to do math! (this post contains affiliate links) Since I'm an affiliate for RightStart Mathematics*, I was able to request a complimentary box of manipulatives to try out and talk about with you all! This means I finally have a math… Continue reading Time for the Math Balance!