Seriously every day math is a battle. I have tried everything I can think of. We started MUS recently, DD is 10.5 5th grade, this is our first year hsing. I have tried many different methods and MUS is finally one that seems to work, but I am wondering if I let her start too far ahead. I let her start with Delta (division). She does not have all of her multiplication facts memorized, but I had kind of come to terms with the fact that she probably never will.
We started the year with a text book, adjusted it almost immediately, then ditched it completely. We have tried math games, Khan academy, we did a math journal for geometry which she enjoyed but still complained about. She cannot deal with criticism, every time I try to show her something is wrong she starts throwing a fit. She won't admit she's wrong, and refuses to listen at first. I end up engaging most of the time even though I try very hard not to engage with her being argumentative and just rude.
MUS was working, now she is at lesson 17 and it's getting hard, before this it was mostly review and it went well. It now takes her an hour or more to complete one worksheet. She does everything possible to stay distracted and not focus.
I have her doing review on Mondays, so she does a 'test' from MUS and then something to review multiplication. Yesterday she chose not to do the math game I left for her, so she started with that this morning. She was so mad that I was making her review, she thinks she doesn't need it, but the reasonw e are doing it is because she really does need it. I have explained repeatedly that it is not a punishment, it's supposed to be a fun way to practice. I have explained that knowing multiplication facts makes division soooo much easier.
It basically comes down to she hates math and just wants to refuse it no matter what I do. I have tried everything to make it fun and enjoyable for her, and she still has a fit. So I hate putting in extra effort when she refuses to even try :(
I am just tired. I don't know what else to do. Should I get MUS Gamma (multiplication) and make her do that instead of the division? Should I just have her practice/review more instead of moving forward in Delta?
*I am not ok with her just not doing math. We feel math is too important to not have to learn it. I also don't want to switch curriculum again, I am ok with switching things up a couple days a week, but I can't keep buying her new curriculum when one gets too hard.