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LD MATH programs and workbooks


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Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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Posted Jul 29, 2007 at 9:11:06 AM
Subject: LD MATH programs and workbooks

I will be teaching middle school math to LD students. I am in need of suggestions for workbooks to use or other materials. Since I will be purchasing the workbooks myself, cost is an issue. Any suggestions?

Also, I am in need of a book/website... that provides suggestions for hands-on activities or memory tools to help students understand and retain info learned.

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jnuttallphd
Joined Jan 11, 2004
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Posted:Jul 29, 2007 11:53:13 AM

Something that helped my daughter great deal in middle school conquer her math facts fall when computer game:
TurboMath Facts
http://www.wisdomtreegames.com/turbomath/
Also we just purchased some of those math workbooks that you get at the grocery store as easily consumable items.
Jim -- Michigan

Jim -- Michigan www.geocities.com/jnuttallphd

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Jenn
Joined Jun 12, 2003
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Posted:Aug 11, 2007 9:39:35 AM

I posted a reply above on another math topic about using a program called Math-U-See; it has a different scope and sequence then typical math programs you see, but if your students have struggled with typical math programs before, and are with you full-time for math, I recommend it highly. The web site is www.mathusee.com. It is affordable, and I think you could get your middle school guys motivated as they and you watch the lesson DVD, work out the problems from the teachers manual, perhaps do a few more until they can teach it back to you or teach the skill to a fellow student reliably. Then they do the work book pages - 6 pages per lesson - 3 that focus on that topic (and include word problems), and 3 that include that topic but also review past lessons (with even more word problems).

I've also used Quarter Mile Math software. The kids seem to like it, and it provides good review.

Jenn

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Jenn
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Posted:Aug 11, 2007 9:41:13 AM

I hit "post" before I forgot to add: another math program you might want to look at is from SRA: Corrective Math. I don't know the costs off hand, but I do remember reading in the catalog that it is designed to "fill in the gaps" and not be used as a stand alone program. I imagine that your guys in middle school have lots of gaps!

Jenn

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