Apr 212010
 
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Last week was standardized testing in our home. The next day I accidentally discovered something that has been very helpful to my younger son (8 years old) who has difficulty concentrating on his assignments.

I had left the stopwatch sitting on the table, and my son picked it up while he was doing his math. He said “Go!’ pressed the start button and proceeded to do the 2 math problems that were in the first box. (He uses Math Mammoth and there are lots of boxes around groups of problems.) When he finished, he said “Stop!” and stopped the time. He sat there for a second, said “Go!” and repeated the process.

I stood there with my mouth hanging open. He was able to complete his math in record time and he only missed 1!

Letting him use the stopwatch definitely Works for Me!

 

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  2 Responses to “Using a Stopwatch to Help a Child Focus”

  1. That is a great tip that can even be used by mother's! I struggle with ADHD/ADD. I'm going to have to try that! Thanks so much!

    http://thesweetestnamemama.blogspot.com/

  2. What a great tip. I will be trying this with math homework.

    amomlearningmoreeveryday.blogspot.com

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