My oldest struggles with math, and comprehension (reading).
she just cannot seem to grasp the concepts of math - we're working on extra sheets and things from the teacher (seeing an improvement thankfully).
and comprehension...well she reads too fast. and doesn't let it sink in before trying to answer.
middle dd....only in grade one and everything is fun so far.
Answer by alexis_06 at 6:21 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
My son is very advanced academically. He is the youngest in his class by a year so the kids are not always very nice to him. They get frustrated this kid who is younger than them is more advanced academically. He doesn't brag but they know he is pulled out for enrichment everyday during reading and math. He tends to hang out with the 1st graders at recess rather than his 2nd grade class.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Jan. 26, 2010
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Answer by Starfire73 at 1:53 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
A little context into the pot: Young boys and girls brains develop in different areas at vastly different paces.
For example, girls' brains develop about 6 years ahead of boys in areas related to language and fine motor skills (reading and writing etc). Boys, on the other hand, develop targeting and spatial memory (maths etc) about 4 years ahead of girls. So the struggles could be simply developmental related.
A good article on it can be found here: http://bit.ly/5GW64U
Answer by littlehero at 10:08 AM on Jan. 27, 2010
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Answer by happynewyorker at 3:15 PM on Jan. 27, 2010
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