Published at Monday, 02 September 2019. Kids Worksheet. By Nadeen Gonzalez.
Using current word processing programs and computers allow worksheets to be created using colorful graphics that children will find very enticing. This makes them more comfortable and relaxed the worksheet can look more like a game than a test. Using this colorful format, kids are able to feel eager to learn. The most exciting part is now they are developing online worksheets that have animated graphics. These can be access on a website from anywhere they have computer access which makes it an attractive solution to entertain your child while learning.
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).
There are many math-based games available in educational toy stores that will help to reinforce the principles your child learns in worksheets. Computer games can help too, but depending on the age of your child, it is best not to encourage too much computer use at an early age. Everyday activities can be turned into math lessons too. A trip to the grocery store can turn into a math lesson if you encourage your child to help you count how many items you are buying, or add up the bottles of milk as you add them to your cart.
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