## Thursday, November 26, 2009

### More Math Games with Right Start Math

We continued with Right Start Math... we learned about the quantity 6 and also the counting song... the song is new to Tim so we learned up to 9 thus far... but he's still a little confused about how the numbers add up... with practice, he'll get there...
In Right Start Math, the child is to use the left hand for the quantity 1-5 and any additional number from 6 to 10 are to be counted with the right hand. As we haven't been very consistent in working on the Right Start activities, Tim, has forgotten about which hand to use for counting 1-5...as you'd notice in the video... it's my fault (note to self: must run through activities daily though we can repeat the activities for 1-5 or 1-6)

The complete "Yellow is the Sun" song can be heard from here. You may even use the scores that is freely provided on the site for your own use. I thought the song was rather catchy and easy & fun for the kids to learn... :)

Here's some additional activities within the lesson plan to work on... take a look... it might be a little too advance for Tim at this stage... but he just loves it that he has something to manipulate and play with as he learns math.
We're likely to run through the previous lessons ie. Lesson 1 on quantities 1-3, Lesson 2 on quantities 1-4 and Lesson 3 on quantities 1-6 before we hit Lesson 4 on quantities 1-7.

From lesson 4 onwards the child is to begin using the Right Start's abacus, and it gets progressively tougher even though it's with lots of manipulatives... so have to take it slowly... since Level A was meant for kids from K1 up...

More homeschool updates coming up... :)

Lilian said...

Yellow is the Sun, six is five and one. Salty is the sea, eight is five and three. Hear the thunder roar, nine is five and four. Nice song to teach your kid and Timothy is so cute and you are a good teacher!!!

Angeline said...

I love the attentive look on his face. Beautiful!
:)

But I'm really curious, if the child prefers to show the number with the right hand first, correcting frequently would be going against his flow or thought, isn't it? Hence harder to learn.

Instead of remembering the numbers or the lyrics, he had to remember which hand first.
Hmmmm....

E said...

I agree with the observation above; am also keen to know why the programme recommends left for 1-5 and right for 6-10?

E
http://thebottomsupblog.com

mamabliss said...

According to the creator of this program, the children are to use their left hands for showing numbers 1 to 5 to match the abacus and to reinforce the left to right orientation.

While I was correcting Tim, I also felt the same way too ie. correcting him and breaking his thoughts. If I had started him using the left hand and consistently following through this habit it would have been much easier... but because I had a long break in between lessons so he gets a little confused when we started new lessons again...

Luth said...

hi

I've read many great stuff abt this program and your blog is definitely shown that I should get this formy boy too. Can i enquire roughly the box dimension and weight? Thx

Mama Bliss said...

Hi Luth,

Yes, indeed, RSM, is a fantastic math program and it's fun for the kids to learn math thru games :)

the dimension of the box is 74cmx42cmx13cm; weight is 6.7kg. I had it shipped via vPost and it costed me approximately SGD70. The shipment from Alabacus to vPost USA was free as I've bought over USD250 worth of products.

Hope the info helps :)