By Jonie Louman at February 17 2021 22:27:55

Of course’ there is a place for math worksheets· After some instruction has occurred’ math worksheets can provide extended practice and support development in fluency’ provided the teacher is engaged with students as they work· Teachers who are effective at grouping students can use math worksheets as a springboard for discussions’ discovery’ and communication·

Is it his fault that he lacks confidence with word problems? Not entirely· Our actions’ as educators’ seem to imply a belief that solving word problems should come more naturally than simpler operations like arithmetic and algebra· Many parents and teachers feel justified in encouraging (i·e· forcing) a child to work hundreds or thousands of math worksheets’ drill multiplication tables’ long division··· but few encourage solving hundreds of story problems· One suspects that the relative ease of creating and checking ordinary math worksheets keeps the focus of math education on simple’ atomic operations at the expense of more holistic story problems·