Clear Creek Posted September 4, 2012 Share Posted September 4, 2012 My middle child is 8 1/2 years old and still cannot add without using her fingers. She has significant trouble subtracting, and cannot do any sort of mental math. C-rods are meaningless building blocks to her; they failed to translate to numerical values. She is most definitely a VSL. I have used R&S 1 and 2 with her, and I don't know that she got much out of either of them. I stopped using a curriculum for a while and just read her math books...they are all above her head. The Grapes of Math reduced her to a weeping mess by the third page. She needs something waaaaay simpler than that, but I have yet to find it. She does not see the patterns that numbers have, and skip counting is a meaningless series of words. A hundreds chart is just rows of numbers - she can see that all the numbers that end with 4 are in a vertical row, but it does not make sense to her why it is that way. I was looking back at old posts of mine, and I realized that my daughter has not made very much progress this past year. She made a small amount after using Jump at Home 2, but she has not made any since then. Jump at Home 3 is too advanced for her. I bought MUS Alpha today after watching some of the videos and looking at samples. I had tried R&S 3 this past week, and I could already see that it was not going to work for her. I hope that bumping her back to the beginning and taking a different approach will help her. I am also hoping that someone here has been in my shoes and can give me some reassurance that I did not just waste a whole heap of money! If anyone has any ideas, any reassurance...anything, I am floundering about here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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