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Students with ADHD often struggle with math assignments because these tasks must incorporate reading and writing skills and, additionally, math concepts build on prior knowledge. Students need to remember and access information they’ve previously learned. Many students have difficulty recalling basic math facts—addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. The following are some accommodations to address math assignments:
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