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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Orville and Wilbur Wright – Famous Homeschoolers

www.homeschoolmagazine.com Aviation Pioneers Orville Wright and Wilbur Wright were aviation pioneers and inventors who were born near Millville, Indiana.  They showed mechanical genius from boyhood. These two home-taught boys opened a bicycle sales and repair shop in Dayton, Ohio and a very young age (around 17) and soon were making and selling their own bicycles. They loved to invent and had read about experiments with gliders which...

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College Credit for Homeschoolers with the AP Computer Science Exam
Dec03

College Credit for Homeschoolers with the AP Computer Science Exam

By Chris Yust copyright 2012-2014 Homeschool Programming, Inc., www.homeschoolprogramming.comwww.homeschoolprogramming.com Every spring, many public and private high schools offer “Advanced Placement” (or AP) exams to their students. Those who score well on a specific exam usually qualify for college credit in that subject area. This can be a great way to trim time and costs from a student’s college career. These same schools...

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