We're withdrawing from our k12 school because of dd1's learning challenges just making it too difficult for me to rewrite the entire program like I need to for her and keep up with all my other stuff I do (FT college with a 3.9 GPA, teaching Awana Puggles, leadership role in our homeschool group, watching a 5yo hs'ed boy a couple days a week flexibly as his mom needs me). So anyway, I need a math program that I'm not going to need to completely rewrite for my oldest dd. She's dyslexic with auditory and sensory processing issues and ADHD (we're still testing). She learns best by seeing it done while hearing you tell her how to do it AND her doing it herself all at the same time with constant repetition. She needs constant review to maintain what she's learning (over summer break she lost her basic addition and subtraction facts completely) and needs to move slowly with a lot of practicing on a new concept. Brightly colored pages mess with her ADHD and get her distracted, as do black and white pictures if they aren't needed for the assignment at hand. She literally does best when I use a drill sheet to work with her on a concept, and the only manipulatives that don't mess her up and distract her are a base 10 set with place-value chart and a page with a number line on it (with a one cube from the base 10 set to use on the number line for sliding back and forth). She doesn't learn well through games normally, and computers to her are for fun and not for learning (I like that mindset btw). Is there a math program out there that will work for her or am I stuck having to create my own each year using our local district's grade-level standards booklet (which I can do, I just don't like to). Cost won't be much of an issue right now, as we are saving up while her daddy goes and reteaches her basic addition and subtraction facts.
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9/13/10 at 11:44am