Monday, January 31, 2011

Why I love RightStart Math

Isn't the Lord just so awesome! I just love Him and how He graciously leads us to what is perfect for our lives without us realizing it!
A couple of years ago I was searching for "the right" math curriculum for Biggest. In my heart of hearts I knew that the regular, traditional math wouldn't work for her. I really didn't know why but I just knew it wouldn't. It was a tiring search and one that I almost gave up but then, the Lord brought RightStart math into my radar. I had never heard about it but quickly began reading as many reviews as I could. I quickly became intrigued by the way people raved about it. The focus on mental math and strategies facinated me. I also was impressed with the author's extensive experience and education. What stuck out to me the most was that many of the reviewers who wrote glowingly about the curricula were those who had spouses or family who worked in the math field, many of which were engineers. Another thing I noticed was that many were saying it was a good pick for struggling learners, dyslexic children etc. That was information that would hit close to home and I didn't even know it!
I began to feel that this was what I had been looking for and became convinced that this was God's leading for our family.

It was pricey but I sold what I had previously purchased for math and found RS used. Get this, the price I sold my other math curricula for was the exact cost of the used RightStart math items that I needed!! Isn't God good?!

Anyway, here I am a year and a half later and I am so thankful to the Lord for His goodness to us! My children are not math whizzes by any means but the way Biggest understands and moves numbers in her head is wonderful and now I am slowly working with Big Sis on her journey with RS. She is picking it up quickly and I'm excited to see her learn!

I've just recently realized that both of my girls show dyslexic tendencies with the stronger tendencies showing in Biggest. RightStart has made learning facts and adding and subtracting painless for them because of the amazing way they teach them!

I plan on posting later this week about how RightStart teaches place value and adding four digit numbers so if you're intersted check back with us!!

See ya then!!

Lovin' Learnin'


  1. I'm stopping by to say hi while I’m out on my TOS blog walk!
    I’m now following you, please follow me too :)
    Take care!!
    ~ Nanette

  2. Just stopping in for a minute or two... and seeing this post, thought I'd mention that the Homeschool Buyers Coop posted on their facebook page that they just confirmed that the Co-op will be able to offer 20% off on RightStart Mathematics manipulatives, worksheets, and selected accessories in March, as part of Math Madness Month!

    Hope that's useful to you! :)

  3. Thank you so much for letting me know!! I'm interested in purchasing a few of their items to have as extras...hopefully they'll be offering what I need.

    Yes, it is a, I need to get the second part of this post up!! ;)


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