My son is 7 years old. We are using Math U See, Alpha. He isn't struggling with the material necessarily, I know he knows it but he has these complete melt downs when it is time to work on it and just completely shuts down. I am at my wits end. He excels at everything else but for some reason Math just freaks him out.
I am thinking about ordering him the Critical Thinking Math Workbooks.
Update: No longer feeling as frustrated! We were at the park yesterday and they have a bucket you throw the ball into and 4 holes for it to fall out of with a number over it and when your ball comes out you score that amount of points. (Hope that made sense).
Anyway. I am watching Alex do this and the entire time he is adding the points up out loud.
Alex's monologue "3+3 is 6, which is the same as 3X2. So, I have 6 points and that went through the 4, so now I have 10 points, oooh two more now I have 12!!!" =D
I was one happy mama!! He KNOWS it, he GETS it and can USE it in every day life. :::Happy dance:::
Now I know how to motivate him. Gotta keep him moving so he can think and absorb at the same time!!