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Subject:  Re: suggestions on school troubles? Date:  9/14/2012  3:04 AM
Author:  tconi Number:  41913 of 42475

her teacher asked all the students to do two timed "Mad Minute" math sheets the first week of school. These were really easy for a fourth grader -- 1+8, 10-1, 3+3, things like that.

if she also has anxiety, i will add a small, specific to this situation, suggestion that was useful for us.
The boy could do arithmetic in his sleep - but looking at that WHOLE SHEET of problems shut him right down.
so he was allowed a piece of blank paper to cover all but the row on which he was starting, and once done, the problems became *invisible* so he would do a row or column (whatever he lef visible- sometimes a corner) and then reveal more of the sheet as he progressed - this made a HUGE difference

peace & anxiety
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