Tiramisu Posted August 1, 2012 Share Posted August 1, 2012 I've been working on SAT prep with my dd. She has been preparing for the last year, mostly on her own. Doing math together has often been a struggle because her mind works differently from mine, and it confuses her to have me explain while she looks at something. She can't manage multi-modal input, and I think that's part of the type of CAPD she has. It's very frustrating for both of us when I try to teach her. This is the weird stuff that I'm seeing. She can't remember basic algebraic concepts, really simple things like what the x and y axis are and order of operations. Working with her, I'm starting to think it's amazing that her SAT math score was as high as it was. She often seems to be able to look at a problem and pull a correct answer out of the air, but if she ever has to work through steps, she runs into problems because she doesn't remember the basics. Over the years I've seen that she can get through work or tests and get an A, but as soon as the course is over, it's like she's never seen the stuff before. She'll actually say she's never seen it before. Dh says he sees the same thing in working with her in Latin. She got a gold medal on the National Latin Exam as a freshman and has done Latin continually since, but doesn't remember the conjugations and declensions. She also doesn't seem able to apply concepts to a different situation. I see that in math, too. I haven't done SAT math in over twenty years but I am doing it rather well--if I do say so myself--because I still remember what I learned all those years ago. What's up with dd's lack of retention? Is it a converting short-term to long-term memory issue? I'm really puzzled. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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