When Math Isn’t Working

Homeschooling With Special Needs

When math isn’t working, what do you do? Well, I go looking for something different.

Elisha is 11 and he has Autism and ADHD. He has a brilliant mind, but one of the main things he struggles with is putting pen to paper. Well, that and self-motivation for things that don’t interest him.

We thought we would eliminate that by getting Teaching Textbooks for him. We put it on a used laptop that we purchased specifically for that purpse.

We discovered that the laptop was in the process of dying so we tried to do a save and transfer of data for Teaching Textbooks. When we put the data on the next used laptop, it was not there. The save and transfer function had not worked. UGH!

Thankfully we purchased the workbooks as well. We plug away at the workbooks for a while. Then we hit a complete brick wall. He doesn’t want to do math any more. He fights it every day.

Now, it is on to plan B. I went searching the internet for grade 6 level math. One that I wouldn’t have to pay for because I have exhausted the current year’s budget AND we will be ordering next year’s materials soon.

So I went searching and this is what I found. Well, I found many things, but this is what we decided on to get us through the rest of the year.

What does math look like at your house? 

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