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Posted on October 10, 2016 2:29 am
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Candice Greene
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I have a student who is low level at math and reading because he doesn't get much practice at home. I make sure to give him the time necessary for I-station and ST math in order to raise his levels. Unfortunately, he gets so frustrated on the games when he doesn't get it right or has to start over. He starts to cry and hits the computer and doesn't continue to learn because of his frustration. what should I do to make sure he gets the best out of his computer time and how should I help him to avoid getting frustrated?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 10, 2016 2:43 am

uDuTaV
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Technology can be helpful, but some students could benefit from small group activities. Try to create a small group lesson that pushes basic math rules that could build a foundation for their lessons. Some students just need to be taught the basics one more time.
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yLeQud
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i agree, create small group lessons that help build a foundation.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 11:21 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2016 2:38 am

uBuDap
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Maybe the computer doesn't benefit him as much as you'd like it to. Explore some other options to see if they help him get through this difficult subject. There are a lot of hands on activities other than the computer to aid him - try some out and see if they work better for him.
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WeDyje
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I agree with this solution
  Posted on: July 8, 2018 1:35 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 26, 2017 8:22 pm

eQeMeN
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Provide brain breaks when he begins to show frustration. Often times, taking a moment to take a few deep breaths help them revisit the math problem with a better attitude.
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Solution 4
Posted February 27, 2017 12:36 am

Deborah Guyton
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I would have the student use manipulatives to aid with the online problems. Sometimes hands-on learning benefits students best, but the online course is really helpful for progress-monitoring. So, using manipulatives to aid in the learning process and decrease frustration levels.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2017 11:36 pm

yneLaH
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I would try to meet with the student occasionally throughout the week independently and trying to complete these online activities together. Additionally, try approaching the method the student is practicing in a different way. You could also do learning-style assessments to evaluate how the student learns best, and go from there.
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Solution 6
Posted October 8, 2017 4:36 pm

yZanaJ
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A possible solution could be try shorter time increments on the computer. Follow the remainder of the time with a hands on manipulative game that he can do with another student. This will give him other alternatives to learning. If that doesn't work sit down and work with him at the computer so you can see where the frustration comes in.
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Solution 7
Posted October 8, 2017 7:25 pm

vaHyna
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Maybe the computer games are not that helpful. I don't know much about how I-station works , but I help kids with ST math almost everyday and some of those games can get extremely frustrating even to me and the teacher because the game does not really give instructions. If he is badly struggling with these two subjects then maybe try to have a meeting with his parents and talk about a tutor. A tutor should be beneficial since he doesn't seem to get a lot of help from home. He seems he wants to understand it since he gets upset about not getting it, so that extra help should help him.
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Solution 8
Posted October 8, 2018 12:25 am

rybuZy
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I think it might be a good idea to meet with the parents and consult them about this issue. Maybe there are problems at home you are unaware of.
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Solution 9
Posted February 21, 2017 7:10 pm

ytupyQ
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Possibly the computer is not what he needs. They other resources such as worksheets and practice books. Technology does not aid in everyones learning.
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