Wtf?!! I don't even know where she got 21. She should have said, "times by 2" because the problems are identical but different numbers, a 2 instead of a 4. Still small numbers. That is what frustrates me and we have issues. She doesn't want to learn obviously and I have no patience for such an attitude. If I explain it the same way, no dice, and if I try and show her something different she just gets frustrated probably because at that point it's way too much information.

We're taking a break.

**Anonymous**on Aug. 18, 2016 at 2:02 PM

**Add your quick reply below:**

How are you explaining it her? Are you memorizing or are you explaining that multiplication is groups of a number?

I homeschool and I used legos to explain to my youngest last year in 2nd grade. She is in 3rd grade now and is doing multiplication of 3 digit numbers. Things like 280*5 or 321*6...

Try using legos as visuals. She might be a visual learner that needs to see it in order to grasp it.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

I suck at math. If my kids were homeschooled by me, they'd be learning with me. I'm trying to get better at it.

**Anonymous 1 - Original Poster**on Aug. 18, 2016 at 2:18 PM

It really is her attitude. Especially when all of a sudden it takes 5 minutes to figure out what 6+6 is.

Quoting mcginnisc:How are you explaining it her? Are you memorizing or are you explaining that multiplication is groups of a number?

I homeschool and I used legos to explain to my youngest last year in 2nd grade. She is in 3rd grade now and is doing multiplication of 3 digit numbers. Things like 280*5 or 321*6...

Try using legos as visuals. She might be a visual learner that needs to see it in order to grasp it.

**Anonymous 1 - Original Poster**on Aug. 18, 2016 at 2:22 PM

It may just make things worse so I'm sorry if it does, but I found mental math videos to really help me understand how numbers work together.

Quoting Pink.Sunshine:I suck at math. If my kids were homeschooled by me, they'd be learning with me. I'm trying to get better at it.

Gotcha.. Karli does too sometimes. She was working earlier and she asked for help on a problem. I asked her what 5*8 was and she sat staring into space for 5 minutes before answering. She does not have them memorized at all and has to mentally figure it out every time. She just can't memorize them for some reason.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I'm explaining that it's groups of numbers. I have had her memorize the basic times table. Of course at first we talked about why 4x3 is 12 and why 3x4 is the same problem backward. But moving forward I did have her memorize so it was a quick reference. In school she was doing 3 digits like that. It really is her attitude. Especially when all of a sudden it takes 5 minutes to figure out what 6+6 is.Quoting mcginnisc:How are you explaining it her? Are you memorizing or are you explaining that multiplication is groups of a number?

I homeschool and I used legos to explain to my youngest last year in 2nd grade. She is in 3rd grade now and is doing multiplication of 3 digit numbers. Things like 280*5 or 321*6...

Try using legos as visuals. She might be a visual learner that needs to see it in order to grasp it.

Claire

" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

*Dd(8) is the same way. Once she gets confused or frustrated, she shuts down. And she doesn't test well. I dread EOG'S. This will be the first year she takes them and I admit I'm worried.***Anonymous 1 - Original Poster**on Aug. 18, 2016 at 3:14 PM

Quoting januaryqueen:Dd(8) is the same way. Once she gets confused or frustrated, she shuts down. And she doesn't test well. I dread EOG'S. This will be the first year she takes them and I admit I'm worried.

**Anonymous 1 - Original Poster**on Aug. 18, 2016 at 3:20 PM

So just now I was explaining that 38*4 is like 30*4 and 8*4 added together. Here in Texas they still teach only "old math" but she had no freaking clue why she was carrying numbers and adding them to the tens place. I broke it down Barney style and this kid played dumb. I know because when she learned place value she did phenomenal. All of a sudden she doesn't understand it 3 years later?

Quoting mcginnisc:Gotcha.. Karli does too sometimes. She was working earlier and she asked for help on a problem. I asked her what 5*8 was and she sat staring into space for 5 minutes before answering. She does not have them memorized at all and has to mentally figure it out every time. She just can't memorize them for some reason.

Quoting Anonymous 1: I'm explaining that it's groups of numbers. I have had her memorize the basic times table. Of course at first we talked about why 4x3 is 12 and why 3x4 is the same problem backward. But moving forward I did have her memorize so it was a quick reference. In school she was doing 3 digits like that.

It really is her attitude. Especially when all of a sudden it takes 5 minutes to figure out what 6+6 is.

Quoting mcginnisc:Try using legos as visuals. She might be a visual learner that needs to see it in order to grasp it.

That's exactly what mine do. We learn that stuff together,lol.

Quoting Pink.Sunshine:I suck at math. If my kids were homeschooled by me, they'd be learning with me. I'm trying to get better at it.

I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.

I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.

**Add your quick reply below:**

Anonymous