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Calculus and ADHD
Posted: Dec 30, 1999 10:15 PM
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Does anyone have ideas to help a college student with ADHD survive a
calculus class (put off in high school and now coming back to
haunt...)? Calculus is required (and vital) for taking physics, as
well as for enrolling in many other very fascinating-sounding biology,
geology, and seismology classes, all subjects of interest. Although
considered "gifted" (and apparently with very good aptitude for math),
there are several math-related problems that need to be addressed.
These include remembering formulas in the right order (e.g., 2a + bd^2
= c might become a^2 + 2bd = c), making arithmetic errors, organizing
multi-step work, focusing on the problems at hand, generally being
reluctant to work on math homework, and becoming easily frustrated
and/or bored. Teaching approaches as well as ideas for tactics on the
student side of the equation (no pun intended) would be most helpful.
Thanks, Lisa in CA

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