Published at Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - 00:36:35 AM. Math Worksheets. By Kai Nevalainen.
Engagement entails much more than rote repetition of a procedure. Math worksheets tend to present very similar problem types over and over, leading to mundane practice of disassociated skills. For students who understand the material and successfully complete an assignment, another worksheet becomes meaningless. On the other hand, for the students who don‘t understand the material, an alternative method of instruction is what‘s needed. Another worksheet simply adds to the student‘s frustration, or worse, contributes to a belief that “I‘ll never understand math." A cute image or a “fill-in-the-blanks“ riddle does nothing to increase engagement or learning (and let‘s face it, those riddles are not funny!). Instead, teachers need to increase engagement by providing students with exercises in which they discover patterns and relationships, solve problems, or think creatively about math relationships.
Spelling worksheets can offer quality spelling practice in a variety of formats. You can choose something fun and different each week. Such practice pages include puzzles, brain teasers, word finds and more. Some worksheets, in fact, are so much fun that kids might just forget they‘re working on spelling words!.
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