My 2nd grader is really struggling with her math facts. It's not that she doesn't understand math. In fact she is pretty good with math in general.
The problem she is having is the school expects her to be able to rattle off the answer to basic math facts in 3 seconds. Not a big deal. In fact, I agree that it's a good skill to have. But she just can't memorize them. Her homework says to study them 2 times a week for 10 minutes each day. She studies every day for a good 20 minutes and still can't remember them a few hours later.
Her first quiz she got 12 out of 24 right (most were real easy like 1+1 and 1+3). The 2nd one she got 5/24. :(
We've tried every method we can think of to help her memorize and even contacted her teacher because it is causing her stress. She now cries if I even mention math. Not sure what else to do except give her hugs and hope she finally gets it. She can't pass 2nd grade otherwise.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 12:19 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
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