Here is a glimpse into their philosophy:
- "Informal mathematics should precede paper and pencil work. Long before a child knows how to add fractions with unlike denominators, she should be able to add one half and one fourth mentally." Instead of putting lots of abstract worksheets in front of a Kindergartener, we're working hands-on with quality manipulatives. A lot of them.
- "The only students who like flash cards are those who do not need them." Amen to that. We use games, not flash cards, for practice.