Math & Science

RightStart and Measurement

By Joan A. Cotter, Ph.D.   Measurement is an application of math that is an important part of everyday life. We measure length, area, volume, mass (weight), temperature, time, angles, and many other attributes. For more than simple comparisons, we need numbers and a...

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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...

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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...

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Bite Size Math Success

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...

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