I literally spend two hours going over one subject with her every homeschool day. Math. She whizzes through the rest--sloppy and inconsistent but correct. Then she works on math for at least two hours by herself and then two with me or vice versa. And she still gets the same problems wrong. The formulas, the equations, the 'Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally'...they go from my lips, through her ears and up into the atmosphere.
And like I said. It's not a confusion issue. She is still doing well on her tests. But it will be a confusion issue soon.
She does not listen to anything. She tells me math is boring. She hates it. And now the latest, she's not any good at it. Well of course she is losing her grasp on it. You can't solve every single problem with A=bh; there's A=1/2 bh, P=2l + 2w and of course everyone's favorite A=(Pi) r (squared) among others.
I want my daughter to have confidence in math, to know she can do it. But first, she has to pay attention. She has to sit down, listen and do it.
And how on earth am I going to get her to do that?