I'm not sure how to change this around. What I have tried is taking a break, moving to a different subject, letting him play outside for awhile, going back to the beginning (like if it is a problem with multiple steps). I'm not sure what else to do. I think part of it is that he wants to get done fast and ifit is not easy problems he ddoesn't want to do them. Also like with the multiple step problems (right now he is working on fraction) we will do one page that teaches one step, it eill be easy so he does it fast and mostly in his head. But then when it comes to putting the steps together he seems to forget everything he has already learned. So then I go back with him, show him again and he serms tp remember but then when we go back to the problem he was working on he just says that he can't do it and will practically throw a fit until I tell him step by step how to do it. And not just to say turn the improper fraction into a mixed number, I have to tell him divide this number by this number, no this number goes here, now how many times can this number go into this number, nowwhere does that number go, now what do you do.
I'm sorry this is so long and probably has many errors, I'm moble. But please help. The only thing I can think to do is to forget all the work that has been done in this book and start over. Just yesterday we spent 2 hours, not including the times we stopped for breaks and to do other pages, on just one problem because he started off trying to do the whole problem in his head. When he realized he couldn't he got frustrated and it went down hill from there. Please help.