By Amelia Parkinson at January 15 2021 00:23:23

Most teachers are familiar with the long delay between when students complete a worksheet’ and when they get their correct page· Most don't get anything back until the next day or the next week· In the meantime’ the students continue to practice incorrectly· It's no surprise that immediate feedback has been shown to increase student performance and diligence· Unfortunately’ math worksheets have no mechanism for keeping a student from moving to the next problem until after they demonstrate understanding·

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·