By Alex Hyde at November 17 2020 23:17:02

Math worksheets are often assigned as an independent activity’ however research indicates that communication and discourse are needed to build a deep understanding of math topics· Students need opportunities to explore mathematical ideas in different ways and to build their own connections· This involves communicating their ideas’ listening to the ideas of others’ arguing a viewpoint’ describing’ and explaining· Math worksheets are rarely used as a catalyst for conversation· Instead of assigning worksheets’ find activities that encourage discourse’ such as "number talks’" or collaborative group work· During the session’ be sure to require students to explain their thinking and listen to the strategies and thinking of their peers·

ӏ} Division worksheets are not all created equal· There are basically two types: math fact sheets and long division sheets· Math fact sheets are easy to create (with the division symbol between the numbers) and require few if any paper calculation from students· Long division sheets are more difficult to program’ e·g·’ with or