My bright, very verbally-oriented 3A daughter is not doing well in math. Specifically, she is really slow to memorize the multiplication/division facts. Normally I have her complete all the facts she knows in the lesson amd then allow her to use a chart to look up the other answers. (Of course, we follow up with flashcards. We don't do the speed drills because, for this child, they only reinforce "failure.")

Today I did not allow her to use a chart: she got only 57% correct. She's on lesson 144, so she's done multiplication up to the 9s and division through the 8s. (Strangely, she knows all the facts with 12s--and of course the easy x10s and x11s--but 6x7, nope, no matter how many times she's seen it. She has demonstrated that she can memorize facts; it's just painfully slow and seemingly without rhyme or reason.

My question is, what do we do next year? Move on to R&S 4 since these facts are reviewed, repeat R&S 3 but faster, or do 3rd grade in another math curriculum? I am going to keep working with her over the summer. Any suggestions for materials to use then?

Today I did not allow her to use a chart: she got only 57% correct. She's on lesson 144, so she's done multiplication up to the 9s and division through the 8s. (Strangely, she knows all the facts with 12s--and of course the easy x10s and x11s--but 6x7, nope, no matter how many times she's seen it. She has demonstrated that she can memorize facts; it's just painfully slow and seemingly without rhyme or reason.

My question is, what do we do next year? Move on to R&S 4 since these facts are reviewed, repeat R&S 3 but faster, or do 3rd grade in another math curriculum? I am going to keep working with her over the summer. Any suggestions for materials to use then?

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