Guest BarbieSmith Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 (edited) I only now found this forum online, and I am not even sure I am in the right place - we are not "accelerated" *anything* in our house... though I am pretty smart, and so are my kids (but not exceptionally so). I am adoptive mama to two sweet girls - entering 1st and 2nd grade, and I need help with math. I hope I can get some help here even if I am not in the right place, because I am reduced to tears about this. I am so confused about how to help my oldest. She is 7 years old, smart, but was born 3 months premature and thus I sometimes wonder if some of the "pathways" in her brain are completely fine. She has never had extensive testing, other than her first year of life, when they declared her *perfect* after a year of intervention. She does well in school, but we struggle so MUCH with Everyday Math. We both cry over it! It just cannot get into her brain, and we do not know why. We work hard at it and it just doesn't click. So I want to do an online math curriculum with her this summer, and just start over with 1st grade. My sister does Aleks with her 6th grader (2 years now) and has seen incredible progress. But Aleks does not start until 3rd grade (or can I use it earlier?) Anyone recommendations on where to start my research? Actually, I have *been* researching, on the internet for 1.5 days now, and my head is swimming and I am having hard time judging programs, so I would love it someone could make some recommendations on a few places for me to research, that would be appropriate for my almost 2nd grader. I would be so grateful. Thanks, Barbie (and daughter Ava) ps: I keep trying to edit to put in paragraph breaks and it will not "take" - sorry about the long single paragraph :) Edited July 1, 2012 by BarbieSmith Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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