I try everything! I work one on one, in small groups, I go over the lessons slow and make sure they understand what's going on, I put questions from the math test and lesson on the board as part of their morning math work, each tests has a form a and form b (I sent form a home as homework and gave form b as their real test).... nothing works!!!!! I still have a handful of kids that don't get it. And the thing is, that the math program doesn't expect mastery. It's a spiral curriculum meaning that even if they don't get it now, they will see it again later on. Problem is, what about the math tests. If they don't get it now, then how are they to do well on the test. I'm just so perplexed as to how to help them. I'm at my wits end. I allow them to take the graded test home and if they can explain to me why they missed the problem and what the correct answer is, then I will give partial credit. I don't know why more than half my class is failing!!! It's so frustrating. We go over each concept over and over and over again........ GAH!!!!!