View Full Version : Supplemental math for autistic child?

08-09-2011, 11:27 AM
I was wondering if you use additional math curriculum in addition to five in a row and if so which program do you use?
My daughter is 9 and working at between 2nd and 3 rd grade level.

08-09-2011, 12:03 PM
I have had to go with computer based math instruction for my DS. He is just overwhelmed by all the numbers written on paper when he has to do a workbook page. On the computer there's usually one problem at a time and immediate feedback. In addition, the instruction is represented graphically which helps him considerably. I am having him use a dry erase board to do any written work- he has issues with having to write out math problems (no idea why, just part of his thing).

You can currently get a free CD for 3rd grade math from this company:

I cannot vouch personally for the company, but the owner is active on our state homeschool message board and others have said they have met him in person and have vouched that the offer and company is legitimate. CDs are supposed to be mailed out this week.

Also, MathMaster.info is offer free online lessons. http://www.mathmaster.org/

Looking at all the free offerings makes me wonder why I bought a program. LOL!


08-10-2011, 08:43 AM
We use a variety of different things in order to teach math.

Our main curriculum is Math Mammoth. It's mastery-based and has worked very well for us.

We also use parts of Miquon and the cusenaire rods, math games, pattern blocks, and living math books. We are going to be adding in Life of Fred this year as well.

I've found it helps to cover the concepts from many different angles.