This reply was originally posted by user adhdmomma in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
We struggled a great deal with multiplication tables too. Going into 8th grade, my son still only has quick recall of about half the multiplication tables. It simply is what it is for him — in life he’ll have a calculator, so I’m not overly concerned. 😉
We used a multiplication quizzing app/game on the iPad. Just 5-10 minutes a day, maybe 4 days a week. The app kept track of his progress and got harder as he did better.
Here are some additional helpful ideas:
http://www.additude.com/adhd/article/11536.html (FOCABULARY sound awesome — I need to check that one out!)
If it’s a real barrier to his academic success, you can ask for an accommodation that he have multiplication tables, formulas, etc accessible to him while doing math work.
ADDconnect Moderator, Author on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen boy with ADHD, LDs, and autism