Unsure of how to correctly use the Cotter Abacus?
Click here to view a short video that will show you how to use the abacus correctly and efficiently. When students use the abacus correctly, they can see math facts and understand mathematical processes better.
Feel free to contact us for more information about the abacus and how it can help your students learn.
Do you have transfer students coming to your class?
Many of the new students coming into your class have not used RightStart Math and may be behind in their progress. How can you catch them up? Here are some suggestions:
First Lessons in your book.
Teach the student from the first lessons in the Teacher’s Manual (You can also work through the review lessons from a previous level). Those first lessons will help your student learn how to use the abacus and strategies taught throughout the year.
Consider using our Tutoring programs if you find your student is behind in grade-level content. We have topics such as Number Sense (addition and subtraction), Multiplication and Division Book 1 (basic multiplication and division math facts), Fractions, and more.
Help your new student make new friends by pairing them up with a student in your class. Peer instruction is a great way for students to develop leadership skills and help your new student understand how to use the RightStart Math manipulatives and strategies.
For more ideas, do not hesitate to contact us.
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