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Kids who have problem with Maths

Postby kitty2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:07 am

Is there anyone whose kid has problem with Maths?My friend's son(P4) is facing this problem.He can't really handle problem sums or have problem understanding them.He may be a slow learner as he needs the mum or tutor to explain to him a few times than he can understand or know how to do.He also can't remember them after a few days if the tutor ask him to do them again.He's a hardworking boy,he does alot of assessment and top sch papers too but just that he can't perform well in exams.He failed his P3 SA2 :cry:

As the years passed,my friend's getting worried as he may not be able to do well in his PSLE.He's working hard and has a tutor to help him too but he just can't perform.The poor kid even asked his mum how to score well as his friends are doing well.They also did alot of assessment books and top school papers :cry:

Anyone can help :?:

Thanks

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Postby tankee » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:12 am

How is his english?

Perhaps the root cause is that he having difficulties understanding the questions.

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Postby LKVM » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:14 am

tankee wrote:How is his english?

Perhaps the root cause is that he having difficulties understanding the questions.


Yes maybe he cannot understand the things properly or always need 1-2-1 coaching?

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Postby kitty2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:17 am

lovekidsverymuch wrote:
tankee wrote:How is his english?

Perhaps the root cause is that he having difficulties understanding the questions.


Yes maybe he cannot understand the things properly or always need 1-2-1 coaching?


His english is fine,all other subjects as well accept for Maths.When come to Maths,he seems to have mental block :?

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Re: Kids who have problem with Maths

Postby KSP » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:45 am

kitty2 wrote:Is there anyone whose kid has problem with Maths?My friend's son(P4) is facing this problem.He can't really handle problem sums or have problem understanding them.He may be a slow learner as he needs the mum or tutor to explain to him a few times than he can understand or know how to do.He also can't remember them after a few days if the tutor ask him to do them again.He's a hardworking boy,he does alot of assessment and top sch papers too but just that he can't perform well in exams.He failed his P3 SA2 :cry:

As the years passed,my friend's getting worried as he may not be able to do well in his PSLE.He's working hard and has a tutor to help him too but he just can't perform.The poor kid even asked his mum how to score well as his friends are doing well.They also did alot of assessment books and top school papers :cry:

Anyone can help :?:

Thanks


Maybe mathguru (click here) can help you.

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Postby catddy2002 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:00 pm

Hi,

I heard some children has learning disability in math.
Your friend might want to send him to psychologist to check.

I extract one sentence for the a link:

Dyscalculia is a mathematical disability. This causes problems with solving maths problems and understanding maths concepts.

http://www.epopular.com.sg/my-preschool ... lity/2.php

Another link on Math disability:

http://www.ldonline.org/article/Math_Le ... sabilities

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Postby kitty2 » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:21 am

catddy2002 wrote:Hi,

I heard some children has learning disability in math.
Your friend might want to send him to psychologist to check.

I extract one sentence for the a link:

Dyscalculia is a mathematical disability. This causes problems with solving maths problems and understanding maths concepts.

http://www.epopular.com.sg/my-preschool ... lity/2.php

Another link on Math disability:


Thanks for sharing the link :D

http://www.ldonline.org/article/Math_Le ... sabilities

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Postby tutormum » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:52 pm

Maybe the tutor needs to teach him using other methods cos he can't understand the standard method taught. For example, when I teach fractions, most children have problems comparing fractions and always thought the bigger denominator means bigger fraction (just like comparing whole numbers) which is wrong. To help my students, I always teach them to imagine that they are cutting a pizza. If you want more pieces as more people is sharing the pizza, you'll have to cut smaller pieces. Therefore, the bigger the denominator means more pieces are cut from the pizza and the share is smaller. Hope this helps.

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Postby kitty2 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:36 am

tutormum wrote:Maybe the tutor needs to teach him using other methods cos he can't understand the standard method taught. For example, when I teach fractions, most children have problems comparing fractions and always thought the bigger denominator means bigger fraction (just like comparing whole numbers) which is wrong. To help my students, I always teach them to imagine that they are cutting a pizza. If you want more pieces as more people is sharing the pizza, you'll have to cut smaller pieces. Therefore, the bigger the denominator means more pieces are cut from the pizza and the share is smaller. Hope this helps.


I agreed with you,tutors need interesting or more methods to teach but such tutors are hard to come by.One friend shared with me if the tutor who studied psycology will be ablw to teach better

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Postby meiah » Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:08 pm

I also wonder if my ds got dyscalculia. He's in p2 now. He takes forever to do mental calculations and anything more than 1 step, he will do wrong. I'm thinking of sending him to mpm or enopi or whatever to see if their program can help. maybe he need to start his foundation all over again. Also I'm trying to get him to improve his english to make sure that it will not be a liability.

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