By Alex Hyde at May 11 2021 23:38:22

Math worksheets rarely ask students to think critically or creatively· They usually present multiple examples of the same problem type with the hope of reinforcing a skill or procedure· They do not challenge students to use higher order thinking skills such as comparing’ analyzing’ deducing’ and synthesizing· These skills are built through activities in which students discover concepts’ explore ideas’ test a hypothesis’ solve a problem’ and discuss their thinking with their peers· Exploring concepts and problems in many different ways builds interest and promotes critical thinking·

Ordinary math worksheets certainly serve a purpose’ but think carefully about the ratio of those to story problems when helping your child prioritize his or her available math study time·