RightStart™ and Multiplication

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D., http://www.alabacus.com Multiplication has been the mathematical downfall of many children, not so much because of the algorithms, but memorizing the 100 facts. Before expecting the child to learn the facts, we need to teach the meaning of multiplication. Describing it as repeated addition is a limited view, which doesn’t work well for multiplying fractions or decimals. Since the primary application of...

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Attention all homeschooling families!

Have you been searching for a curriculum that teaches kids to explore the world around them, spark a love for learning, and develop authentic critical thinking skills? Look no further! The Bridgeway Academy’s All in One Grade Level Curriculum Kits have been designed to make homeschooling easier for parents, while tailoring curriculum to each individual student’s learning style and needs. Parents are given the tools they need to ensure...

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Drama Works! Teaching System – A Creative Way to Teach Across the Curriculum

by Michael Leppert Drama is an activity with far reaching benefits.  Children develop transferable abilities such as confidence, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills ideal for job interviews and presentations.  These 21st Century skills are highly coveted by modern businesses.  Drama is also a great way to make concepts and curriculum from other subjects more understandable and fun through kinesthetic learning.  It is...

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Pull Your Kids Out of School – Now!

Pull Your Kids Out of School — Now! #pullthemoutnow By Michael and Mary Leppert Dear Readers: I, Mary, was recently reading the Washington (DC) Examiner and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read the following which is a result of the recent child abuse case in the Turpin family: “California Is Seeking To Treat Homeschool Families As Presumptive Child-Abusers Lawmakers in that state have indicated plans to categorically require...

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RightStart and Manipulatives

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D. Are manipulatives necessary for teaching math? What is their purpose? Are some manipulatives better than others? These are important questions to consider when teaching math to a child. A concrete manipulative is a physical object that a child handles in order to learn mathematics. Some math programs use no concrete manipulatives. Others use them only as a last resort when a child has difficulty understanding...

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Create-a-Story – a Creative Writing Board Game for All Ages

Published by: Create Press www.createpress.com P.O. Box 2785 Carlsbad, CA 92018-2785 760-730-9550 $44.95 plus S&H Online Teachers Manual available at website Ages 5-99 (adult assistance is required for younger children) Can be up to 6 individuals or up to 6 groups of 2-4 players =========== By Joseph Grayhaim Create Press has developed an ingenious approach to teaching creative writing and guiding students to work the imagination...

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