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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Bite Size Math Success
Apr19

Bite Size Math Success

by Jack Fretwell • President, Starboard Learning Systems, www.capjax.com The kids were popping in and out of our booth all day long. At the Christian Homeschool Association of Pennsylvania (CHAP) convention in Harrisburg, we were showing a game-like program to build basic math skills. We had it running on two laptop computers.  While their parents shopped for other learning materials, a lot of kids were roaming the show and had...

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Assessment (Testing and Grading) for High School Homeschoolers
Jan25

Assessment (Testing and Grading) for High School Homeschoolers

by David Chandler, Math Without Borders – www.mathwithoutborders.com Parents who want to homeschool “right” often take their cue from the way things are done in “real” schools. That’s a shame, because they have the potential to do so much better than that. Many of the practices we take for granted as “schooling” were not developed to optimize learning. They are tried and true ways to make large classrooms manageable....

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