By Roos Haverkate at March 28 2021 17:25:08

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·

6) The best way to develop mathematical skills and confidence in the subject is to clear the basic fundamentals of the subject· This can be easily done with the help of detailed subject worksheets·