Published at Monday, 02 September 2019. Kids Worksheet. By Cateline Laine.
For seven years I have watched my beautiful son hunched over math worksheets. He finds little enjoyment from them and I had rather see him chasing butterflies. They have certainly helped his Math performance at school and he is top of his class, but I wonder if the effort has been worth it in the big scheme of things. He is currently solving about 100 polynomials per day. Man, he can really solve polynomials, and fast. But for what? His arithmetic skills are awesome but when presented with a math story problem, he falls apart, helpless. No matter how many times I suggest that he read the problem carefully, note down the givens, assign names to intermediate and final values,form equations, activate his engine (brain).
Another problem with almost all worksheets is that they do not prevent incorrect answers. Self-checking worksheets just let the student know they did something wrong-after the fact. I am a firm believer in the concept that, if at all possible,learning should be structured in small chunks in such a way that there is very little possibility for error. Worksheets often allow for mistakes to be made and then to be repeated many times. A mistake that gets practiced is extremely difficult to correct. This especially happens when worksheets are used as time fillers or baby sitters and the work is not really being supervised.
If you cannot purchase a math work sheet because you think you may not have time to, then you can create on using your home computer and customize it for your kid. Doing this is easy. All you need is Microsoft word application in your computer to achieve this. Just open the word application in your computer and start a new document. Ensure that the new document you are about to create is based on a template. Then, ensure that your internet connection is on before you can search the term "math worksheet" from the internet. You will get templates of all kinds for your worksheet. Choose the one you want and then download.
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