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My son is a first grader and it looks like math word problems are his weakness. I am basing this on the teacher comments and grades on his math activities. When I read it to him again at home he either doesn't know the answer or gives me and answer unrelated to what I asked. Is there anything that could be wrong with his comphrehension based on the unrelated answers or is there something else I need to try?




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My son is a first grader and it looks like math word problems are his weakness. I am basing this on the teacher comments and grades on his math activities. When I read it to him again at home he either doesn't know the answer or gives me and answer unrelated to what I asked. Is there anything that could be wrong with his comphrehension based on the unrelated answers or is there something else I need to try?


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kayann writes:
when your doing the question use something to represent the numbers, pennies, blocks something then have him help count the items and then read the problem one step at a time and make sure he is paying attention... Does he have problems with any thing else? Talk to him and see what he thinks is wrong and give him different options for the answer.. Hope this helps a little
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