Special Needs Homeschooling Math Activities

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Even though Bethany has passed the age where we are legally required to homeschool her, she still enjoys doing schoolwork!

Lately her favorite subject has been math, so I thought I’d give you all a little glimpse of what it’s like to teach math to an eighteen year old who is really more like a two year old!

I must say that working with Bethany on academics is a lot more fun and much less stressful now that there’s no pressure on me to try and make her achieve arbitrary and pointless goals that a school district decided she needed to accomplish!

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I’ve been working with Bethany on addition facts probably she actually really was a two year old.

Over the years, I and various teachers at the schools Bethany attended have used a variety of math curricula and fun manipulatives to try and teach her how to add and subtract.

Yet, despite all our hard work over the years, Bethany hasn’t made much progress.

She still needs manipulatives to figure out the simplest of addition and subtraction problems.

At this point, I’m not sure Bethany will ever really understand math problems.

However, that doesn’t mean I’m going to give up trying to help her understand.

Especially since she really enjoys working on math concepts with mommy!

In the following video, you’ll see how Bethany uses heart stickers to calculate a few addition problems.

We also work on counting and color word recognition with the preschool workbook, Learning More and More, from Rod and Staff Publishers!

Some other fun products I have used to teach math concepts to Bethany are:

I’d love to know what you’ve used to teach math skills to your student with special needs or disabilities.

Tell me in the comment section below!

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2 Replies to “Special Needs Homeschooling Math Activities

  1. My Alex actually excelled in math until he went to public school. He could add and subtract multiple digits in his head and just write down the answer at 7 years old. Then he went to public school and they made him “show his work” and he suddenly lost the ability to do those type of ah problems altogether. He never really went on from there.

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