When we switched to MP, I placed my then 10 year old in 4th for New Users because he wasn't ready for MP5. We used our own math that year but decided to switch to R&S this past year when he did MP5. I placed him in RS5 but we realized that he didn't have his multiplication facts memorized and couldn't understand/remember the process for long division -- no matter how many times/ways I explained it to him. Because of all this, we're only on Lesson 17 of RS5. I looked at a friend's copy of RS4 and didn't see that they taught the concepts any differently than what I was already doing remedially, so I've just had him pause for long stretches to work on weak spots.

We started our summer session today with Lesson 17...and found that he has an extremely hard time figuring out what operations to use in two-step word problems.

I'm really not sure how to help him through this. What hurts my heart is that he has always loved robotics and engineering and is always building/inventing; but if he feels called to that sphere in the future, he won't be able to answer that call if his math challenges persist.

Here's the catch: he makes great grades in

Anyone else experienced this?

We started our summer session today with Lesson 17...and found that he has an extremely hard time figuring out what operations to use in two-step word problems.

I'm really not sure how to help him through this. What hurts my heart is that he has always loved robotics and engineering and is always building/inventing; but if he feels called to that sphere in the future, he won't be able to answer that call if his math challenges persist.

Here's the catch: he makes great grades in

*everything*and has an*amazing*memory. But math throws him for a loop.Anyone else experienced this?

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