DD is in 3rd grade and they are practicing multiplication and division. Her tests are timed so if she doesn't get them in a few seconds I move onto the next when we are practicing. Problem is she uses her fingers to try to figure it out and that takes too long. (She has 5 seconds in school to do the problem for each one) She needs to just memorize them. When she misses one she starts a crying fit because she can't stand to be wrong. But she won't do whats necessary to actually memorize them! Help?? How can I get through to her? When she gets really upset she just shuts down and won't work at all. I try to tell her to calm down and think but she doesn't.
What I do is let her study the problems for 20 mins whichever way she wants. (Normally she'll just say them in her head for 20 minutes). Then I call them out and she's to answer me quickly. This is where she has an issue. Then the ones she misses I have her write 10 times each.
I don't know what I can do to make her calm down and work the problem instead of just breaking down and crying because she missed one. All she says is "I don't know" . She doesn't even try to figure it out.
Asked by SalemWitchChild at 3:51 PM on Apr. 15, 2011 inLevel 23 (15,594 Credits)
*or what about a site that has games for leaning them?
I jsut did a search and got this one: http://multiplication.com/computer_games.htm
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:09 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by tyfry7496 at 3:54 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
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Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:06 PM on Apr. 15, 2011
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Answer by charlotsomtimes at 4:22 PM on Apr. 15, 2011