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Dirty Dozen: Executive functioning & the 12 math homework barriers!

Let’s talk about tears, fights, fists, and frustration. Let’s talk about Executive Functioning and Math Homework!

What if we told you that there are 12 imposing barriers students face when turning in their homework!? Twelve!









It’s a dirty dozen made even more potent when our kids feel unsuccessful the entire time they try to complete their work. That’s a recipe for a shame spiral if I’ve ever seen one. It doesn’t matter the amount of push or pulls. We’re going nowhere fast!







In this 6-minute video, we identify all 12 hazards and give you the gear to get over the walls! It is all about executive functioning and homework. Watch till the end for the four keys that will instantly help you and your child out of the math mayhem.

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MFM Authors

Matthew Lyda

Matthew Lyda

Multisensory Math Specialist

Matthew is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He works with students one:one as well as in group classes. 

Adrianne Meldrum

Adrianne Meldrum


is the Founder and CEO of MFM. She is a certified teacher with over a decade of experience tutoring middle and high school students in math. Adrianne’s goal is to bring multisensory math to as many students as possible.