Have any of you taken math out of your sons' curriculum in high school? Both my sons with DMD have struggled throughout the years with math and my oldest son just started 10th grade and Geometry. The class stresses him out already and he barely made it out of Algebra last year. The school has pushed back pretty hard when I have suggested we take math out completely as the physical fatigue, emotional drain that is high school is taking a toll on him.
They have been vehement in keeping him on the same path as everyone else. He gets extra support but he still doesn't get it.
I don't want the next 3 years to be so stressful that he doesn't enjoy high school. I don't know what to do. Have any of you taken math out?
Thanks for any input.
Lisa Groeger
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Hi Lisa,
I have a friend with a non DMD boy who homeschooled her son only in math. He would have a study hall when the others went to math. Our son Jacob who is very bright, ie 27 on his ACT with no prep work also struggled with math esp with his last 2 years.. What did help was when our older son Ben would come home from college and would help him understand it. It is so hard it look like greek to me.
He took a class that if he scored high enough it would count for college credit because he did not want to take math in college. I wonder why the lack of dystrophin affects the ability to learn the higher leve math?
That said we moved him in Monday to his dorm and are in the process of hiring PCAs and on to a new chapter with Jacob.
Good luck! Cheri
cheri,
great news about Jacob!. I do firmly believe that the higher level math is harder for our boys and my youngest of the three does not have DMD and doesn't struggle at all. So I think it is DMD related. He can take Geometry pass/fail and get a regular diploma and attend community college but wouldn't have the pre-reqs for a regular university. I am considering what your friend did and possibly homeschooling him in math with a tutor. He gets extra support in the classroom and a study period so I think we will wait a few more weeks to see how it goes. I just don't think the added stress in necessary however. He did fine last year in Algebra and got a B but he is already stressing out in Geometry and didn't have this stress last year. Thanks for everyone's input..
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