Homework & Studying

4 Surprising Ways to Master Math

How playing games, telling stories, and other fun activities can help your ADHD child master math.

Use Games, Reading, and Activities to Help ADHD Children Learn Math
Use Games, Reading, and Activities to Help ADHD Children Learn Math

Play games. Math Card Games Kit, from RightStart Mathematics, has 300 math games in one box.

Bounce on a trampoline or jump rope. Have your child say multiplication facts out loud as she jumps. (Don’t do this if she seems rushed or anxious.)

Practice skip counting — counting by threes, fives, or any other number. Count up and count backward. Make it fun: March around the house, taking larger steps for larger factors, like nine, and baby steps for one or two. Walk backward as you skip — count down.

Read stories. Judy Rodriquez’s book, Addition the Fun Way, turns numbers into characters in entertaining stories.

Excerpted from Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, by Kathy Kuhl, copyright 2009.

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