Kathleen Cotter Clayton

Featured Speaker

Kathleen Cotter Clayton is the daughter of Dr. Joan A. Cotter, author and developer of the RightStart™ Mathematics program. Kathleen is involved with curriculum development and has written or co-authored 17 manuals. She has a degree in Home Economics and a minor in Business from the University of Minnesota and has two master’s degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Kathleen and her husband Steve have six adult children and six delightful grandchildren. She teaches online middle-school classes, designs and creates mathematical quilts, loves to travel, speaks across the United States and Canada, and recently spoke at Cambridge University in England, sharing the mission to help children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics.

Kathleen Cotter Clayton


Learning Challenges in Math? Challenge No More!

Teaching math is not for the faint of heart. Mix in a child with learning challenges and you may end up becoming discouraged and be tempted to throw in the towel. Be encouraged—you are NOT alone! Whether your child has been diagnosed with a learning challenge or simply doesn’t ‘get’ math, we can help. In this workshop, you will learn teaching strategies and techniques that will help a child with learning challenges learn.

Mom, Don’t Make Me Think—Just Tell Me the Answer

As a teacher, it’s so easy to give the answer, isn’t it? Oh, that’s right… you don’t do that. How long do you allow your children to think before you start helping them? Sometimes we need to be quiet and let them wrestle with the problem to discover the answer. Did you know that children will learn better, and remember things longer when they discover the solution? The goal is to provide a way for them to learn how to solve problems. How might you go about doing this? Come to this workshop and find out how to help your child think their way through math.

Teaching with Math Card Games

Put your kids on a winning team by playing math card games. Games are fun and exciting! They can teach as well as provide practice for the facts. Games become an application for the information, and children of various abilities can play together. Join us for some FUN as we show you how to play some addition, multiplication, and fraction games.

Special-Needs Conference 

Specially Designed for Parents of Struggling Learners
Homeschooling a child with a special need or learning difference—or who just struggles to “get it?” You are not alone! This year’s Thursday special needs conference is an all-day event that includes Dr. Amy Moore’s keynote, three separate breakout events, a resource fair, and Exhibit Hall shopping on Thursday evening. 

The conference is included in your full-convention registration, or you may register for the special-needs conference only.