Sara Stinson Knaus I have a 6 year old son with severe learning disabilities. Any suggestions for teaching adding? He cant seem to grasp anything past the sum of 10 yet he can count out objects up to 100. I am at a loss as to how to explain it to him. What do you use for your autistic children?
Carey Brooks Clark I’m not speaking from particular experience with learning disabilities, except ADHD, but Right Start Math has great techniques for getting kids to “see” math in their minds. Dreambox Math (an internet-based computer program) works with the …same principles. They have a two-week free trial to see how it works for your child. My kids love it! My four-year-old is using the program. She progressed slowly for a long time (which was fine with me), but suddenly, things seem to have “clicked.”
A further thought…Right Start Math has some free downloads, one of which is a song that teaches number concepts from 6 to ten in a way that helps kids build a foundation for thinking beyond ten. They also suggest you teach numbers beyond …ten the Asian way: onety-one, onety-two, since our numbering system in the teens can be confusing for kids.
April Davis I do not have a clue about autistic children, but my 6 & 8 year old boys both really grasp the concept much better through games. Use everything from dice to Hershey kisses!Here’s the link for the song: http://www.alabacus.com/pageView.cfm?pageID=309
Wilmary Nazario I would use his favorite toys or fruits to help him visualize the concept. Something that gets his attention and the move on from there.
Tara Renee Sumner A boy in my class was struggling with understanding division, so I got Hershey kisses and we actually divided the kisses to find the answer. Visuals are a teacher’s best friend!
Polly Morris Have you tried Touch Math? It worked well for my son with classic ASD
April Williams I use beans with my daughter, or cheerios if its subtraction! Seems to have worked wonders!
Sheri L Halverson Hoskins Not a clue. Mine cannot do it without number line.