Joined
·
3,158 Posts
If you were going to buy a math curriculum for a very visual child, which one would you pick? Dd is being driven to distration by Everyday math and is having a very hard time understanding the way they word things. Her confidence in her ability to do math is eroding and she thinks that she is bad at math. She actually has very good number sense, but sees things in a very different manner that I must admit I don't understand.
What I am looking for is something that would work for a child who needs pictures to understand math, who tends to look at things backwards (i.e. -- 2 minus from 9 rather than 9 minus 2), who does not do things in a step by step manner (really needs a big picture first), and who tends to guess (and is often right, but has no idea why and is erratic as well).
I saw the link for Algebra tiles in the thread on showing you work in math and plan to show that to her b/c I think that she'll really take to that. She's 8.5 and a 3rd grader right now. Curriculum for late 4th to 5th grade would probably be appropriate, but I would be good with reviewing 3rd-4th grade stuff (fractions, long division, multi digit multiplication, decimals and converting btwn fractions and decimals) in a way that makes more sense to her than what she has learned thus far.
TIA!
What I am looking for is something that would work for a child who needs pictures to understand math, who tends to look at things backwards (i.e. -- 2 minus from 9 rather than 9 minus 2), who does not do things in a step by step manner (really needs a big picture first), and who tends to guess (and is often right, but has no idea why and is erratic as well).
I saw the link for Algebra tiles in the thread on showing you work in math and plan to show that to her b/c I think that she'll really take to that. She's 8.5 and a 3rd grader right now. Curriculum for late 4th to 5th grade would probably be appropriate, but I would be good with reviewing 3rd-4th grade stuff (fractions, long division, multi digit multiplication, decimals and converting btwn fractions and decimals) in a way that makes more sense to her than what she has learned thus far.
TIA!