LESSON XLIII

MULTIPLICATION.

Multiplication with the number FIVE.

 

Coming REAL Soon: Grade 1 Math… 2.0

1st Grade

Just when you think you’ve got your marching orders locked in and ready to execute — POOF! — they change once again.

That’s okay.  I did not sign up for static predictability when I took on the colossal academic task of converting the entire contents of the hallowed Ray’s New Arithmetic series into an easy-to-use online video lesson format.

I surely did not sign up for static predictability when I answered the call from an online homeschool curriculum development director to produce course materials for the primary math levels using the aforementioned format.

And so, as they say, the Ray’s Arithmetic video lesson situation is fluid, transient, and in a kinetic state of flux.

Which means that what I thought was my top priority (which it was a month ago) — grade 4 math — is now merely a high priority.

My new top priority is… (drum roll):

Grade 1 math!

GRADE 1 MATH… 2.0

Yes, grade one math.

As you probably are aware, the website that you’re on already features screencast “whiteboard”-type video lessons that I’m doing based on Ray’s New Primary Arithmetic.   This is the textbook for grades 1 – 2 math.

What I am working on right now is a new-and-improved version of them.

“Two-point-oh?”  That’s my way of saying they are a significant upgrade to the original video lessons.  Meaning that, from a technical standpoint and from the standpoint that the new lessons will be more systematic and formally scheduled as a fully developed math curriculum, they will be a cut above the originals.

I will let you decide whether they are any better!

The other thing that makes this upgrade significant is that the entire course — 180 lessons — will be offered as a paid math course on another homeschool curriculum website, of which (I am not ashamed to admit) I am an affiliate.

What I will post here on this site will be a substantial portion of that course.

SAY, WHAT ISN’T GOING ON HERE?

Needless to say, the preparation and planning required, in addition to the actual production and editing and technical aspects and even the copy writing for the lessons, has created a bit of a hiatus from the activity of this site.  I promise, that is only temporary!

Suffice to say, I am very excited by the overall trend towards home schooling and away from the statist, bureaucratic, leftist-indoctrination-infused education model.

This bodes well for the future of our children and our future as a nation and civilization.

My goal remains unchanged: make Ray’s Arithmetic the gold standard for effective, online 21st-century math education!

And now, back to our irregularly scheduled math program. 🙂

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