Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Homeschooling Question




For some reason, Arianna is having a terrible time differentiating between the numbers 6, 9, and 10... which means we cannot progress much to memorizing higher numbers. Benjamin, who is 16 months younger gets them, no problem. But Arianna?... -sigh- Does anyone have any tricks up their sleeves to help her? A fun sort of game, perhaps? I'm half wondering if she has dyscalculia like I do. Or perhaps it's simply a developmental (or motivational) issue. Hmmm...

2 comments:

ReaganF said...

Maybe you could try playing Uno with her. It doesn't have 10 cards in it, but there are 6 and 9 cards (with lines under the numbers to help her distinguish which is what). Riley recently learned to play Uno. and thinks it's really fun! She loves the "Rainbow" cards (aka wild cards), and gets all excited when she gets to play one! :-)

Kendra at Hand Prints On The Wall said...

I don't know if this will help, but when I was teaching preschoolers and we did numbers I would call 6 and 9: Big Belly Six, and Big Head Nine (in exaggerated deep voices) and point out their "belly" and "head". I'd even draw a picture of the numbers on the board and turn them into characters with faces and such. That seemed to help them differentiate. With 10 though... maybe you can come up with something creatively similar. Or maybe if she can get the 6 and 9, she'll just learn the 10. Hope that helps!