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?

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Jennifer - posted on 01/12/2009

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I think coins, money, groups of beans, something real helped me. I was terrible at memorizing those darned tables. I didn't learn it until I had to in my real life.

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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!

Tracy - posted on 01/11/2009

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Thank you all so much for the ideas.Thay are all great.  I am going to try them.  :)  And let yall know how they work out.

Hendrika - posted on 01/11/2009

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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

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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. 

Clarissa - posted on 01/11/2009

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DiscoveryToys.com sells some educational toys as well. I know for sure they have ones for Multiplication. I used to sell Discovery Toys. I love them.

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