It is important to choose the right level of any subject when you are picking out a curriculum for your kids. Too hard and everyone is going to be frustrated, too easy and your kids are going to fly through it, not learning, and they are going to be bored. Choosing the right RightStart Math level is going to make or break your homeschool year.
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What is RightStart Math?
The RightStart™ Mathematics homeschool program is set up with levels, rather than grades so that your child can begin at the proper level and advance at their own pace.
Practice is provided with math card games, minimizing review worksheets, and eliminating stressful flash cards. These games provide interesting and varied repetition that is needed for automatic responses to the facts. More importantly, these games provide an application for new information and create hours of fun learning math facts and concepts.
How to Pick A RightStart Math Level
To start, RightStart has a placement test you go through. Actually, they have 2. They have a paper option that you can print off and go through with your kids. The other option is an online digital option, you answer the questions based on your child’s math skills and it tells you where to start them.
With just those two tools, you should have no problem finding the level that will be a perfect fit for your child.
RightStart Math Can Work for You
I do not like math, I am not confident in teaching my kids something I don’t know, and I think it is important to be confident when you are teaching your kids something, knowing how to explain a concept they are just learning or might be struggling with.
RightStart Math has pre-recorded webinars that you can watch to help you. Between debunking myths, teaching fractions (this is where I get lost in math), and using games in math. There are currently more than 20 different ones that you can watch.
Super Saver Option
RightStart also offers a Super Saver option that provides a more pared-down set of manipulatives. With this option, you’ll need to print and prep several more materials, though, too.
What Levels There?
There are currently eight different levels available, A-H.
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