My 9 year old daughter had ADD and is having a very hard time learning how to do multiplicaton. Does any one have some idea that I can use to help her?
My son is younger but also ADHD. We explain multiplication to him as another way of adding, like 2 x 3 is also 2 + 2 + 2. I also taught a remedial math class to adults and feel that for the multiplication tables, memorizing the tables cold is an important first step. Good luck!
Hendrika - posted on 01/11/2009
Flash Cards for 5 min a day. Start with 0 and work you way up. I'm one of 8, I have a brother with a learning disability and an other one with ADD and a sister who really could care less about school but we all had them down by 3rd grade. The point is to make it short and quick and keep it just a simple memorization exsercise.
Vikki - posted on 01/11/2009
My son also 9 and ADHD is having the same problem, my husband created a chart (not like the times table that the school does) and breaks it down into "families". I'll ask him more and post it when I get the answer. When I work with him I use flash cards and I get him those little work books for math from Barnes & Noble or the teaching supply store. He seems to like them and for every so many minutes he works *without* my help, he gets a sticker, so many stickers he gets a reward (extra Wii time, ice cream, something simple.)
Good luck and I'll see what trick my husband uses and get back to you on it later.
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