Thank you Kathleen. My kids have always loved math, but I am not a rote memorization type of person. This definitely gave me some other techniques to use when we are having difficulty grasping a subject!

Thank you for your talk on teaching math! Teaching students HOW to think and how to solve problems is more important that teaching memorization. You gave some excellent strategies on how to get students to think about certain problems.

Very excited to help my kids discover some of the patterns! I have one that struggles with fractions and the multiplication chart for reducing fractions is going to blow his mind!

What a great presentation! We’ve been feeling pretty ho-hum about our math here this year. No major struggles, just sort of…bland. This talk is giving me some really great insight into some things I can change up in our math lessons. So much of what I’m hearing will really work in our Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool.

“Even if you aren’t good at arithmetic, you can still be good at math”. Wise words. Great talk!

I really needed to hear this! Our biggest homeschool struggle has been math for the past couple years. Sometimes I just get frustrated and think let’s just memorize the facts and be done with it! But they will gain so much more from learning how to think through and solve a problem.

I am mind-blown at the varied methods of calculating… I am not a math person in the least, but my son and husband are. Imagine my shock upon hearing that the easiest method of doing math is the way they do it in Denmark when I saw that’s how my “boys” think! 😮 I’m relieved that I don’t have to teach this method to my son, and now understand why they excel in mental calculations. Thank you for this video!

This talk was eye opening. It really made me think about how I’m going to teach and present math to my children. It was a great start to the conference.

Thank you for the presentation. You brought up some wonderful concepts with Math that I had not previously considered. I am excited to get back to work with my 7 year old with a new perspective!

I absolutely LOVED this talk! It completely went against almost everything I was taught about how to teach math as an educator, especially in approaching memorization and word problems. This really helped me gain a better understanding of what has gone wrong in public schools math education and what I want to do differently in educating my own children at home. I’d, also, always been curious about the abacus and, now that I have a better understanding of how to use it, it’s going on my wishlist for our classroom!

This was an amazing presentation and explanation of how math works, or should work and be taught! I can’t wait to apply these strategies and information I gathered to our math studies! Thank you so much!

I really enjoyed this talk! As a former Montessori elementary teacher, I love the emphasis on guided discovery and helping children think for themselves. Thinking and making mistakes results in much deeper learning than simply memorizing correct answers. I also appreciate seeing how the abacus is used. I’ve never used this type of abacus but now I want one for my kids!

Thank you for this inspiring presentation. I imagine I will watch it again as my children become ready for some of the more advanced exploration. For now I need to figure out if I can paint our abacus!

This was a great presentation. I am very interested to use these strategies I learned with my children. I have a learner who is dyslexic and we have found that she has trouble memorizing. However this way of seeing math has given me hope for her to learn it another way. Thank you.

Thank you so much! While we are not currently having any major struggles, we have not yet hit where the big stuff is. This talk was very useful for me to look at things a bit differently and give me yet another new approach when it comes to really absorbing and understanding

I liked this one! Gave me ideas on ways to help my next child as she starts her formal math journey this winter. My almost 7 year old sat down and watched with me. It really kept his attention!

I really enjoyed the visual and explanation of the math balance. I had considered skipping it before but I think I will get one now. I was taught to look for key words as a kid and I have had to do an incredible amount of relearning (and still am working on it) as an adult.

Once I started this video, I had to start it over to make sure my husband watched with me! Having never put much thought into why I struggled with math so much in high school in college, just a few minutes into the presentation I could see and understand why. We are newbies to the world of home education and teaching our kids not to blindly follow is very much a part of our lifestyle, I’m thrilled to know that we can apply that to our math education as well! Thank you for this and I look forward to more presentations.

Math is a subject I don’t Enjoy, but this presentation was a great reminder and inspiration that it does not have to be so ugh. I was so engaged I was shouting out the answers as I watched.

The reducing fractions piece by using the multiplication table was amazing. I will be using that and the other exercises with my kids!

Why is it that what should be the easiest part (no special training needed!) is my most difficult portion? I struggle sooooo much with the “be quiet” section!

I absolutely loved seeing so many approaches to problem solving. I’ve always been a lover of math, and I’ve always been the person to say math is important because it doesn’t just teach you math, it teaches you that there are many ways to solve a problem.

WELL DONE! SO much good information in this video! I taught SPED before homeschooling and I wish I’d had all of those tips, tricks and ideas back then. The balance and the short multiplication chart are my favorites but there was a lot of neat stuff here. The mulptiplication/fraction chart blew my mind! Highly recommended watching/listening and I’m about to share this in my local homeschool groups right now.

I’m just beginning my homeschooling journey and i think this was a perfect time for me to watch this. i absolutely needed the reminder that there are so many ways for different brains to process the same concepts. ty so very much.

Math is an area I get really excited about about, and I was even more excited she brought up discovery mathematics! I use a lot of things in our math program and the biggest part is getting the kids to think. Thanks for giving this talk!

Thank you for the presentation. While the title doesn’t describe our math journey, I found a lot of terms, tools, and other useful bits for our math play.

My son was so interested in what you were saying that we paused the talk often to discuss or work on the problems you presented. This is our first year of homeschool, and I was concerned that his mastery of multipication from third grade in public school was not where it should be since rote memorization was how I was taught as a child. I am now looking forward to working with him on math and feeling energized!

Thank you for this talk! I chose RightStart Math for homeschooling. Both me and my son already loved the program, but this has helped me understand even more about the philosophy behind it, and encouraged me to be even more quiet and patient!

I’m excited to have some new tools to try when working with my youngest, and definitely have renewed my desire to let him discover math at his own pace so he really gets it. Thank you!

Your methods make me wish that my engineering professors and early math teachers had used these ideas when I was studying! I’m so excited to use them for my boys. ?

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I really appreciated the information that was presented. It gave me a few ideas to try when my 8 year old is trying my patience.

Thank you Kathleen. My kids have always loved math, but I am not a rote memorization type of person. This definitely gave me some other techniques to use when we are having difficulty grasping a subject!

Thank you for your talk on teaching math! Teaching students HOW to think and how to solve problems is more important that teaching memorization. You gave some excellent strategies on how to get students to think about certain problems.

Very excited to help my kids discover some of the patterns! I have one that struggles with fractions and the multiplication chart for reducing fractions is going to blow his mind!

What a great presentation! We’ve been feeling pretty ho-hum about our math here this year. No major struggles, just sort of…bland. This talk is giving me some really great insight into some things I can change up in our math lessons. So much of what I’m hearing will really work in our Charlotte Mason-inspired homeschool.

“Even if you aren’t good at arithmetic, you can still be good at math”. Wise words. Great talk!

Thanks! My son loves math and is just getting into multiplication. This talk was very useful.

I really needed to hear this! Our biggest homeschool struggle has been math for the past couple years. Sometimes I just get frustrated and think let’s just memorize the facts and be done with it! But they will gain so much more from learning how to think through and solve a problem.

I am mind-blown at the varied methods of calculating… I am not a math person in the least, but my son and husband are. Imagine my shock upon hearing that the easiest method of doing math is the way they do it in Denmark when I saw that’s how my “boys” think! 😮 I’m relieved that I don’t have to teach this method to my son, and now understand why they excel in mental calculations. Thank you for this video!

Thanks for this! Math has always been a little challenging for my kiddo; stuff like this is EXACTLY what he needs!

This talk was eye opening. It really made me think about how I’m going to teach and present math to my children. It was a great start to the conference.

Thank you for the presentation. You brought up some wonderful concepts with Math that I had not previously considered. I am excited to get back to work with my 7 year old with a new perspective!

I absolutely LOVED this talk! It completely went against almost everything I was taught about how to teach math as an educator, especially in approaching memorization and word problems. This really helped me gain a better understanding of what has gone wrong in public schools math education and what I want to do differently in educating my own children at home. I’d, also, always been curious about the abacus and, now that I have a better understanding of how to use it, it’s going on my wishlist for our classroom!

This was an amazing presentation and explanation of how math works, or should work and be taught! I can’t wait to apply these strategies and information I gathered to our math studies! Thank you so much!

I really enjoyed this talk! As a former Montessori elementary teacher, I love the emphasis on guided discovery and helping children think for themselves. Thinking and making mistakes results in much deeper learning than simply memorizing correct answers. I also appreciate seeing how the abacus is used. I’ve never used this type of abacus but now I want one for my kids!

Thank you for this inspiring presentation. I imagine I will watch it again as my children become ready for some of the more advanced exploration. For now I need to figure out if I can paint our abacus!

This was a great presentation. I am very interested to use these strategies I learned with my children. I have a learner who is dyslexic and we have found that she has trouble memorizing. However this way of seeing math has given me hope for her to learn it another way. Thank you.

Thank you so much! While we are not currently having any major struggles, we have not yet hit where the big stuff is. This talk was very useful for me to look at things a bit differently and give me yet another new approach when it comes to really absorbing and understanding

Thank you! I learned a few things to try with my youngest that I go round and round with.

I really appreciated the presentation and learned a lot of useful things.

Thanks. Great talk

I liked this one! Gave me ideas on ways to help my next child as she starts her formal math journey this winter. My almost 7 year old sat down and watched with me. It really kept his attention!

Love this! It has helped me see a new way to math along with my youngest who learns differently than my older two and myself. Thanks!

Thanks for this talk! Really helpful to have the child’s perspective explained in this situation.

I really enjoyed the visual and explanation of the math balance. I had considered skipping it before but I think I will get one now. I was taught to look for key words as a kid and I have had to do an incredible amount of relearning (and still am working on it) as an adult.

I love this. I never learned math with physical manipulatives and it make so much sense.

This was super helpful! Math is always a tough one for me because I’m not a math person. I’m trying but it’s SO hard!

Once I started this video, I had to start it over to make sure my husband watched with me! Having never put much thought into why I struggled with math so much in high school in college, just a few minutes into the presentation I could see and understand why. We are newbies to the world of home education and teaching our kids not to blindly follow is very much a part of our lifestyle, I’m thrilled to know that we can apply that to our math education as well! Thank you for this and I look forward to more presentations.

We now know how to use our abacus. Thank you

Simplifying fractions with the multiplication chart = mind blown! Thank you for showing me how amazing and fun Math can be!

Math is a subject I don’t Enjoy, but this presentation was a great reminder and inspiration that it does not have to be so ugh. I was so engaged I was shouting out the answers as I watched.

The reducing fractions piece by using the multiplication table was amazing. I will be using that and the other exercises with my kids!

We love RightStart! Thank you for the words of wisdom.

Great talk! So much of this resonated with what I want for my 5 year old in the future.

Why is it that what should be the easiest part (no special training needed!) is my most difficult portion? I struggle sooooo much with the “be quiet” section!

Some wonderful ideas here. Thank you for a great presentation!

I have been needing some new tools, that worked with my older boys just doesn’t work with the little guy !

Thank you. Will try some new things based on your talk.

I absolutely loved seeing so many approaches to problem solving. I’ve always been a lover of math, and I’ve always been the person to say math is important because it doesn’t just teach you math, it teaches you that there are many ways to solve a problem.

Great information. My mind is blown with the 10×10 chart for fraction reducing! Thank you for giving me another way to think about math.

Thank you so much for this presentation! I have been looking for inspiration to help my child love math.

Perfect timing! I needed this so much I had my husband watch it too!

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Thank you for these insights!! I am feeling inspired and now I want to learn more about RightStart.

WELL DONE! SO much good information in this video! I taught SPED before homeschooling and I wish I’d had all of those tips, tricks and ideas back then. The balance and the short multiplication chart are my favorites but there was a lot of neat stuff here. The mulptiplication/fraction chart blew my mind! Highly recommended watching/listening and I’m about to share this in my local homeschool groups right now.

Now I finally understand how to use my abacus.

Thank you. I learned some new math tricks to show my child. I also appreciate the reminders to give him time to figure it out for himself.

Loved seeing different approaches to math that I was never taught in school! Thank you!

I’m just beginning my homeschooling journey and i think this was a perfect time for me to watch this. i absolutely needed the reminder that there are so many ways for different brains to process the same concepts. ty so very much.

Excellent presentation can’t wait for the next ones

Thank-you Kathleen for all of your good information! We are currently using RightStart and will keep on going!

Awesome talk! My 8 yr old does just about everything in his head so some of the different methods for calculating are fascinating

Thanks for this great talk. I cannot wait to apply these new math concepts in our homeschool.

Thanks for this!

How amazing! My son is 6 so we use an abacus and many of the things you showed in the video will help me. Thank you!

Thank you for the informative presentation! It’s given me some new tools for approaching math for my reluctant learner.

Math is an area I get really excited about about, and I was even more excited she brought up discovery mathematics! I use a lot of things in our math program and the biggest part is getting the kids to think. Thanks for giving this talk!

Those shortcut charts were amazing! These are all things I wish I had learned about sooner, thank you for sharing !!

Thank you so much for this video. We are new to homeschooling and I’m trying to figure things out now.

Thank you for the presentation. While the title doesn’t describe our math journey, I found a lot of terms, tools, and other useful bits for our math play.

My son was so interested in what you were saying that we paused the talk often to discuss or work on the problems you presented. This is our first year of homeschool, and I was concerned that his mastery of multipication from third grade in public school was not where it should be since rote memorization was how I was taught as a child. I am now looking forward to working with him on math and feeling energized!

Thank you for this talk! I chose RightStart Math for homeschooling. Both me and my son already loved the program, but this has helped me understand even more about the philosophy behind it, and encouraged me to be even more quiet and patient!

I’m excited to have some new tools to try when working with my youngest, and definitely have renewed my desire to let him discover math at his own pace so he really gets it. Thank you!

Your methods make me wish that my engineering professors and early math teachers had used these ideas when I was studying! I’m so excited to use them for my boys. ?

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