How to Organize Math Problems

Can you believe it is the new school year!  Geez!  I am reposting this suggestion on how to better organize math problems (think columns, those annoying addition mistakes because your columns were not lined up- sorry I am having a flashback)!  This suggestion was provided to me by a high school  math teacher for my elementary age son.

One of the amazing gifts of this blog is the opportunity to pass on suggestions that have worked for our son who has dyslexia.   Now before you close this post,  this suggestion is great for ALL early math learners.
Our son tests very well in math, but in 3rd grade he was struggling with organizing his math problems.  He would either make simple computation errors because his work was sloppy or he had the correct answer but the teacher couldn’t FIND THE CORRECT ANSWER on his paper. A math teacher suggested we use large spaced graph paper. She said it might help our son organize his computations AND get him the habit of writing math problems {more} neatly.


What a difference a $3.00 purchase made!! Now he is able to see simple mistakes he makes because his work is evenly spaced and easier to read.  This is a great suggestion for all math students.

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