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Penny Williams
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My teen struggles with math now too. With weak executive functioning skills and poor working memory from ADHD, it makes sense.

While I am against energy drinks because they are so unhealthy, my son got one at school once and told me he had never been so focused. So I got him some for the morning of each of his finals. He did better than usual, so it may have helped, but who knows. I really don’t recommend it, especially if you take stimulant medication, but it seemed to help him some (he didn’t do stellar, but he passed and even got a B on one).

One thing I always did as a student before math tests was review formulas over and over and over. As soon as we were told to start on the test, I filled my scratch paper with every formula I could think of. Then, I could reference it throughout the test and didn’t have to worry about forgetting something I needed later in the test.

Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Trainer & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism