Rachel Anderson

2023 IAHE Parenting and Homeschool Conference Featured Speaker

Rachel Anderson

Rachel Anderson

RightStart Math

Rachel Anderson and her husband Steve homeschool their four children. When she started homeschooling, she realized that two of her children have learning struggles, one with moderate/severe dyslexia, ADHD, and memory deficiency. As a result, she has done considerable research and loves to pass on her knowledge and experience to other parents.



Addition and Subtraction: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Does your child have a weak or incomplete understanding of addition and subtraction? Are they slow and inaccurate? Are they relying on their fingers? Are you worried about the upcoming multiplication and division facts? Focusing on rote memorization without comprehension is overwhelming, never mind the frequent need to review. Come learn addition and subtraction strategies and bridge into success with card games rather than worksheets.

Multiplication and Division: Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Multiplication has been the mathematical downfall of many students. Memorizing 100 facts without full comprehension is a burden and needs frequent review. Yet, we know that a deep understanding of concepts removes anxiety, lessens the burden of memorizing, and makes math more enjoyable. Come and learn strategies to help your child bridge their skills to competent and confident multiplication and division facts.

Fractions The Way You Wish YOU Had Been Taught

Fractions are often misunderstood and feared by children and adults. This presentation will show you a better and clearer way of teaching fractions. Fractions are fantastic and fun when they are taught the right way. So, what’s the right way to teach them? Come and
uncover the beauty and simplicity of fractions.

Math – Does It Matter How You Teach?

Many people dislike math because of the way they were taught. The traditional approach of teaching mathematics does not work for most children. We now have new information on how to foster learning. Children must truly understand in order to remember, especially those with learning challenges. We know that a deep understanding of concepts removes anxiety, lessens the burden of memorizing, and makes math more enjoyable. In this workshop, you will explore some teaching strategies and techniques to help children learn, reduce math anxiety, and show them the beauty and joy in math.

RightStart™ Math: Why it Works Have you heard the buzz about RightStart™ Math?

Hear about our philosophy and what sets us apart from other curricula. We will teach children that a real mathematical problem is like a puzzle that math is more than memorization, and that math is fun. Come and learn what’s special about our math program!