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Joined: Oct 14, 2004
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at 12:50:29 PM
I have a 5th grade student who is LD and ADD to the max. She is on medication, but you wouldn't know it. She also has a lot of food allergies and takes medication for that also. Her home life is very chaotic and she doesn't receive any help from her parents.
She is a good reader, but when it comes to math - yikes! I have been working on place value with her forever, but she just doesn't get it. Today it was ones, tens, millions. Also, she can never remember to start adding or subtracting on the left side. She always starts with the digit on the far right. This even happens after we've done several problems together. Today her answer to a problem was 092. She read the number as two hundred ninety. It takes her forever to do just one problem and her hand writing is bad. She has worked with an O.T. for several years and was finally dismissed. She doesn't know if she's on foot or horseback. She has regressed somewhat. Her math skills were better last year. I just don't know what to do with her or even what to tell her parents. What is going on? Any ideas as why this is happening or what I can do to help her?
Thanks so much,
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Joined Sep 28, 2011
Posted:Mar 01, 2013 6:19:25 AM
So that you might consider the situation, where what you see as 092. Other people see as 290.
But you also noted that she has bad hand writing?
You could also get her to do some maths, where she is encouraged to do it, from right to left?
If she is able to do math that way, then she doesn't actually have a real difficulty with math.
Though I've been involved with some research that Stephen Round has been doing into this, for about 5 years.
Here's a link to Stephen Round's website:
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