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Many students with math disabilities find complex, multistep math problems particularly difficult. Even children who did well in their early school years -- easily learning basic arithmetic and math facts -- may reach fourth grade and suddenly find math next to impossible.
Integration is an important part of school mathematics from the fourth grade on. The ability to perform multiple operations in the proper sequence (for instance, adding as well as multiplying in a long multiplication problem) or to hold on to one piece of information while remembering another is critical to a child's success in mathematics. The problem set on the next page is designed to evoke in you the intimidation and frustration a young student with a math disability might feel working out a problem that requires the integration of mathematics skills. Give yourself one minute to solve three problems. Click "Begin" to take the quiz. |
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