Wednesday, October 6, 2010
My children and I had an interesting conversation this evening. My 5th grade son is having a difficult time memorizing his times tables so we've been working with flash cards. While we were playing around with them tonight he made the comment that many of his classmates say that they see a picture of the problem in their heads, and that's how they've memorized the tables. He does not see these pictures. I do and so does my daughter. In fact, she sees her number picture in color. The numbers are blue on a purple background. I'm sure there is something about multiple intelligences in that. What most intrigued me, however, was my son saying he doesn't see the number sentence with the answer attached. He works the problem every single time he sees it. He has memorized probably through his 3's. Now, why is this intriguing? Because he's dyslexic and I'm left wondering if this is just one more manifestation of it.