lwilliams1922 Posted August 8, 2008 Share Posted August 8, 2008 DD is ADHD/bipolar. Executive functions are a huge issue with her. She is very eaisly distracted and has difficulty with anything that involves multiple steps. She is very talented in other subjects working way above grade level. Then there is math... We started home schooling about 6 months ago. She always had difficulty while she was in school, tears, avoidance, fear, frustration, giving up,... I think she carried a 30 average in math the last year she was in school. I found mathusee last spring and decided to start her with multiplication. We worked through it, rough spots and all. Now she's half way through Delta division. She just cant seem to get long division. Too many steps for her and estimation is something she's never had a grasp on. I don't know what to do. Should I take a break from math for a few months and just let her focus on her other subjects? She tests 3-5 years above grade level in the other subjects. Maybe she will be ready after more time? Math has always lead to tears and frustration so putting it on the back burner may be the easy answer but then that will hold up the science as well. Should I look at putting her back on meds? She's been off for a year. Previously the only way she managed to pass each year was with private tutoring after hours by the teacher or a tutor. I'm not working now so there is just no way we can afford a private math tutor. Is there anything I'm missing? any thoughts or suggestions? thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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