Helping Gifted Kids With Common Homework Problems


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How to Solve Homework Problems Get Help for Learning Disability. Gifted children with a learning disability may have problems with homework. Like all Help Your Child Get Organized.

Some children have problems with homework. Gifted Child Stopped Doing Homework. If this is a sudden problem, the approach is different than if it’s an ongoing concern. I have actually known kids to take a “homework vacation” just to see what would happen!

If this is the case, your son has now figured out the answer to that. What Parents Can Do To Help Their Children. Tutoring in a strength may pave the way for accelerated learning and advanced opportunities at subsequent levels of schooling.

Counseling may be essential to help these students frame their problems and articulate issues with a neutral third party. Mentorships can energize these children. Here, then, are a few tips for parents who find themselves ready to throw in the towel with their distractible gifted child. Limit distractions. Make homework time part of a larger predictable.

Allow your gifted child to explore his own voice through this interactive editorial workshop on issues from Ink Heart by Cornelia Funk. Wonderopolis is a fabulous site to visit every day. Presents a different interesting visual “wonder” everyday, and encourages kids. In my experience, anger in gifted children is often fueled by anxiety, a common byproduct of various overexcitabilities.

And if anxiety triggers a fight-or-flight response, some gifted children are going to fight. If your child is indeed anxious, the first step is to help. Having a gifted child is a wonderful thing. But with great power comes the great responsibility of taking care of them the right way and helping them face challenges with good guidance.

Read more about problems and difficulties these gifted kids. · Invite your child become part of the solution rather than the problem by asking for ideas on what might help; then try them out. · Communicate with the teacher about ways that homework assignments could be modified to better meet your child. Others claim that homework is unfair—home is not an even playing field, and some students have access to more resources and a better environment for completing homework.

The internet has only intensified this debate. Up to 70% of teachers assign homework. Moderately gifted children, in contrast, are more appropriately described as bright children, children who may score 130 or so on an IQ test, who can achieve highly, but who do not show the kind of obsessive rage to master and striking precocity found in the profoundly gifted.

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For example, if the child is a second grader, the teacher might need to teach the child the concepts associated with the addition and subtraction of oneand two-digit numbers.

“An Introduction to Theories of Human Development” by Neil J Salkind
from An Introduction to Theories of Human Development
by Neil J Salkind
SAGE Publications, 2004

Examples tested across countries include parent-child reading, cued spelling, or interactive math or writing homework that children conduct with family members at home.

“International Handbook of Educational Change: Part Two” by Andy Hargreaves, A. Lieberman, M. Fullan, D.W. Hopkins
from International Handbook of Educational Change: Part Two
by Andy Hargreaves, A. Lieberman, et. al.
Springer Netherlands, 2014

Other children might be comfortable drawing pictures or writing numerals as they work on the problem.

“Helping Children Learn Mathematics” by Robert Reys, Mary Lindquist, Diana V. Lambdin, Nancy L. Smith, Anna Rogers, Audrey Cooke, Sue Bennett, Bronwyn Ewing, John West
from Helping Children Learn Mathematics
by Robert Reys, Mary Lindquist, et. al.
Wiley, 2020

To teach addition and subtraction of fractions, begin with problems and pictorial models that help children (1) see how adding and subtracting fractions can solve problems similar to problems with whole numbers, (2) develop an idea of a reasonable answer, and (3) see why a common denominator is necessary.

“Helping Children Learn Mathematics” by Robert Reys, Mary Lindquist, Diana V. Lambdin, Nancy L. Smith
from Helping Children Learn Mathematics
by Robert Reys, Mary Lindquist, et. al.
Wiley, 2014

Help families find needed resources such as information or organizations on parenting gifted children; create a resource center in your building with literature on gifted children.

“Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement” by Kathy B. Grant, Julie A. Ray
from Home, School, and Community Collaboration: Culturally Responsive Family Engagement
by Kathy B. Grant, Julie A. Ray
SAGE Publications, 2015

However, if the child is required to become fluent in simple addition and subtraction, for example, ten correct flash cards for every incorrect flash card, at the rate of one card per second, before teaching a new skill, then learning multiplication, division, and word problems will be much easier.

“Power of Reinforcement, The” by Stephen Ray Flora
from Power of Reinforcement, The
by Stephen Ray Flora
State University of New York Press, 2012

By the end of the year, most children could accurately add and subtract two-digit numbers that require trading (regrouping) by using drawings or Dienes blocks and gave answers by using tens and ones on various tasks.

“Second Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics” by Frank K. Lester
from Second Handbook of Research on Mathematics Teaching and Learning: A Project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
by Frank K. Lester
Information Age Publishing, Incorporated, 2007

To offer this type of program, the school will need to schedule all reading classes and math classes at the same time each day in order for the gifted children to be sent out to their appropriate advanced reading and math classes.

“Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children” by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, A. Stephen McDaniel, Frances A. Karnes
from Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, et. al.
Great Potential Press, 2004

For example, if the child is assigned twenty math problems, give them to him five at a time.

“The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child” by Richard Lavoie
from The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child
by Richard Lavoie
Atria Books, 2008

In the PLUS-MINUS game (see Fig. 42.3b), children solve addition and subtraction tasks using blocks of tens and ones to model them.

“International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties: From the Laboratory to the Classroom” by Annemarie Fritz, Vitor Geraldi Haase, Pekka Räsänen
from International Handbook of Mathematical Learning Difficulties: From the Laboratory to the Classroom
by Annemarie Fritz, Vitor Geraldi Haase, Pekka Räsänen
Springer International Publishing, 2019

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  • Hi Dr Peters
    Far be it for me to contradict you, but I feel there is something you may possibly have missed.
    My case is Aspergers and Muisc.
    I used to view music as sacred, when I was a kid. It was the only thing I was any good at. I found out very early on that there was no such thing as a good ” bum ” note It was either right or wrong
    So instead of playing out in the park ( no other kid would play with me anyway ) I practiced so slowly it was painful rather like tai chi
    over and over and over again. Eventually because this process was repeated corectly hammered in every time, by the time I came to play the piece in a concert there was only one possible way it could come out perfect
    How many times have you messed up the lords prayer?
    Never I would imagine
    If you want to analyse perfection then yes,I could have played that bit a little bit quieter or this bit a little bit louder, but in terms of the right notes at the right time after all thats what most non musicians see as perfection then I could do that.
    No one taught me how to do that it just came to me dont know where or when.
    But hopeless at absolutely everything else except fighting or I would have my Father to deal with.
    One strange thing was when performing in public and your concentration drifted off or your mind wandered
    I called this ” the darkness ” and used to try and simulate playing in a concert when practising at home by using a “card board cut out audience ” in my room
    Sorry but I can only comment on perfectionism related to music.
    Keep up the good work
    Wish you had been around when I was a kid

  • My kiddos are super enthusiastic when it comes to learning. I wouldn’t go as far to say they are gifted, because every parent thinks their child is ‘gifted’ which is actually more rare than common. But they do love to learn! To encourage that, we often do little research projects on things that interest them: space, bugs, etc. We will make posters, do Google slideshows, make videos on their iPads, etc. Things that get even more excited about learning.:)

  • Yes, where some people are gifted, the children who aren’t, have skills that a gifted learner might not have! Agree, all made by God.

  • Great advice! I teach gifted students at an elementary public school and giftedness does range from high to extreme high intelligence. Children who are gifted tend to struggle with challenges but give them a challenge so they do not get into the habit of giving up but instead learn to use critical thinking skills. Blessings friend!!

  • This is great advice. I’d love to hear more tips about how you are growing in patience and compassion for slower learners, as well.

  • this sums up me at school, I was miserable. my parents always told me I was amazing but I never believed them, was highly perfectionist, wouldn’t ask questions because I didn’t want to get it wrong.

  • perfectionists are weird I mean stuff being clean is good, but not if something LITERALLY cannot be placed a quarter of an inch out of correct placement

  • I love hearing your story! That’s incredible what you’ve gone through as a gifted student:) Oh, your poor mom, you wanted to read so fast!

  • Loved hearing more of your story! Also I love your perspective as a gifted learner and thanks for sharing these tips! People are valuable! I will have to look up the book you mentioned!

  • Awesome insights here. Homeschooling can already be a challenge for some, but when you deal with an overachieving child, things could be more challenging. But your tips are on point, Rachel! God bless your kids and family, and may they learn and get smarter every single day! ✨ Your Awesome Friends at The S’witty Kiwi Show ��

  • I liked hearing more of your story. It’s fun getting to know you. I love the phrase people are valuable! I was the exact opposite of you in school. I struggled because I was a hands on learner. Which didn’t work well in a traditional school room. As a child I felt less valuable because of that. Now I think that’s why I’m so passionate about teaching my kids in their learning style. Anyway it was eye opening to me and very interesting to learn about the challenges of being a gifted learner.

  • Each homeschool mom in this collab is tackling a different challenge that many homeschool families face. I’m tackling the challenge of homeschooling gifted learners, but you’ll have to head over to the playlist right here to watch all the other HELP! for homeschool challenges videos:

  • I am so glad to hear your answers because I have a child who is already doing this and its really interesting to understand. I think so many homeschoolers aren’t held back and can truly do this. I always was insanely bored in school and had deep thoughts and most things taught were so dull to me. I love how you share how to let the kids keep going and not be constricted to be held back. I also love how if a child is not ready, they don’t have to be pushed forward when they aren’t ready! Its so neat how homeschooling can work for almost any child and situation. (Almost)

  • My children and I are not as gifted as you, but I can relate to what you are saying.

    Don’t make too big of a deal of abilities. Don’t make it a huge part of their identity.
    Work on things that don’t come easy.
    Have patience with others. (Not a problem for us, but we do have to make sure we don’t get a big heads.)

    Great topic. I’m glad I subscribed.

  • Lol, I started homeschooling my first child when she was about 3 too! Lol!!

    Wow, I wish school would have been that easy for me. ♥️

    I don’t have any kids that are super uber smart like you but I have a couple of kids how have skipped a grade or who get concepts super fast.

    This information is really good to know! Thank you!

  • Super interesting video Rachel! Fascinating how your mum supported and fueled your learning. You are exceptionally lucky to have had her as a teacher! Thanks for sharing. ��