Three Tips for … Surviving Math Homework – by Alana Morales

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Don't let the headline get to you. For some kids, math comes easy to them. Then there are the rest of us. Not to be stereotypical, but math can pose some special difficulties for our ADHD kids. ADHD kids have a tendency to have difficulties with math facts, processing word problems and even following the order of operations. Special skills can help ease these troubles. Here are three tips to help your kids survive and thrive math this year. 1. Make it fun. I know I keep saying this, but make the math fun. Despite common belief, you can make it fun. Let them do math facts online. … [Read more...]

Music and Rhythm and Math (Ba Dee Ba!)

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As with anything our children tackle, there is a way to teach children how to memorize math facts. Our job is to figure out the best way for our kids to learn them. Here are some ideas to use music and rhythm to teach math. Music and Rhythm - "6 x 6 is 36". "6 x 8 is 48". I used to love to say any of the multiplication tables that rhymed! his was the way I learned multiplication. Our teachers didn't use any fancy programs or special songs. Our teachers simply had us sing-song through all ten multiplication tables until I knew them. These days, kids would rather have a CD to pop into the … [Read more...]