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Multiplication Rock is fun...
But if she is going to go anywhere in math at this point, she cannot go any further unless she learns her multiplication times tables..
No decimals, no fractions, no division, no measurment conversions. These all concern factoring and deriving the least common multiple.
There are fun ways to learn the times tables.
All of the 2's are even, the 3's add up to 3,6,9, the 4's are even, the 5's end in 0 or 5, the 6's are even and add up to 3,6,9, the 10's end in 0, and the 9's add up to 9 and if not that is the remainder. There are tricks to the 7's,11's and 13's, but learning the others are sufficient.
She can learn about geometry for a break or about probablility as it is fun.
She must get past any conceptual problems she already has.
I am not sure what exactly her problem is at this point, but I know at 5th grade there is no-go without full knowledge of the multiplication times tables.
"One can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato