Activities for Learning, Inc. RightStart MathNashville, TNColumbus, OH
Rachel Anderson has been homeschooling for eleven years. She has been married to Steve for 20 years and has been blessed with four children: Brady – 16, Logan -14, Parker -12, and Makenna – 8. Prior to homeschooling she graduated from Cincinnati Christian University (formerly known as Cincinnati Bible College) with degrees in Music and Business. She worked in Human Resources, Information Technology Department and as a Music Minister at her local church. Once she had children and started to homeschool, she realized that one of her children has significant learning struggles. As a result, she has done considerable research learning how to teach the ‘Struggling Learner’ in her family and loves to pass on her knowledge and experience to other parents looking for help.
Rachel has used RightStart Math from Kindergarten on. In fact she has “graduated” two children from RightStart Math and had been thrilled with her kids’ understanding of math concepts. She currently responds to emails sent to RightStart Math regarding questions about the curriculum or simply parents needing some guidance in their homeschool situations. She also enjoys working at homeschool conventions and sharing information about RightStart Math at the booth or in workshops.
Workshops from Rachel Anderson ( may vary by event location )
You CAN Be a Great Math Teacher
Maybe you struggled with math, so how do you choose a curriculum to avoid the same fate for your child? Maybe you are really good in math but are unsure how to teach it now? Should you include manipulatives or not? What DOES it take to be the best teacher for your child? Find out the science and the art of teaching math. It is a science because much research has been done on how children learn, especially in math. It is an art because each child is different and lessons need to be tweaked. Come learn and be encouraged to become a great math teacher.
Math Myths, Math Anxiety, and Math Learning Challenges
Is your child facing learning challenges? Does your child have math anxiety? And what myths are we talking about?? Children with learning challenges must truly understand in order to remember. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for them. In this workshop, you will learn some teaching strategies and techniques that will help children with learning challenges, reduce math anxiety, and debunk the myths that make your task harder than it needs to be.
Teaching Math with Card Games? Yes, You Can!
Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed test? Are you frustrated because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? Use games to teach and review math facts. This workshop will show you fabulous and effective math card games that are easy and fun. Imagine your kids asking you to practice their math facts! Come and discover games to help your child learn math!
Fractions: Misunderstood by Most
Fractions are often misunderstood and feared by children and parents. Come to this presentation and find a better and clearer way of teaching fractions. Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. What’s the right way to teach them? Come and uncover the beauty and simplicity of fractions.
Building a Solid Math Foundation
Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house. We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard! Come and see how easy it is to teach math.