I could use some advice on the best way to teach math to an SP 12 year old girl. She is into drawing, music, anime, and language arts, but I can't seem to get any of her math lessons to "stick". She likes social studies and reading, but disdains schooling in general and math in particular.
I can't convince her that she needs to learn math, if only for the fact that she needs a diploma and a good general education (other things I haven't convinced her that she needs) in order to excel in whatever future career she chooses.
I'm not sure I can ever convince her to like math, but how do I teach her well enough for her to pass her classes? Math is all about learning formulas and rules, neither of which appeal to her at all. Math also builds on what has been learned earlier, and she never seems able to retain her lessons, so homework this week is stymied because she has forgotten how to solve the problems I helped her with last week. Currently she is failing math, and the last thing I want is for her to have to repeat a class or a grade as that would be a serious blow to her already low self-esteem.
Any advice would be welcome.