9 + 9 = 18 Tips to Sharpen Your Child's Math Skills

Kids with ADHD aren't the only ones who struggle with math, but challenges with working memory and sustained attention can make a tough subject even tougher. Help them improve math skills — and gain confidence — with these simple tricks for parents and teachers alike.

Jog the Memory

Use mnemonics (acronyms) to help students remember what math operation to do when. Use Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS) to help them solve problems that have parentheses and other operations (Parentheses first, Exponents next, Multiply or Divide from left to right, Add or Subtract from left to right). Dumb Monkeys Sell Bananas (Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down) can makes long division a snap. 
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