hlee Posted August 28, 2012 Share Posted August 28, 2012 (edited) Hello to the Hive---I have a DS10 who started in public school for K and 1st grade, and I feel like we've been catching up on math ever since. He is great at the algorithms of math, but just awful at word problems. We use Singapore math and we're towards the end of 3A right now. I just graded one of his cumulative tests and he is having such a hard time figuring out word problems. We've tried focusing on them this summer, practicing more of them, but that doesn't seem to be helping him "get" how to do them. He is definitely not a naturally "mathy" child, he is my avid reader and writer. He's bright but math doesn't come naturally to him, and he's getting frustrated and his confidence is falling. Any suggestions welcome. Should we try a new curriculum? Should we just keeping practicing word problems? Help!! Any and all suggestions welcome!!! Thanks so much, I'm at my wit's end and it's only the beginning of the 2nd week of school! Edited August 28, 2012 by hlee Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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