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Calculus and ADHD
Posted: Dec 30, 1999 4:08 AM
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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 introductory
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, despite expressing
interest in both theoretical/abstract and "real-world-applicable"
math. 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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