By Wart Dijksterhuis at April 27 2021 00:41:46

Here are five reasons why math worksheets don't work if you want students to understand math’ enjoy math’ and think mathematically·

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·