Published at Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 - 00:38:16 AM. Math Worksheets. By Artturi Laine.
Engagement entails much more than rote repetition of a procedure. Math worksheets tend to present very similar problem types over and over, leading to mundane practice of disassociated skills. For students who understand the material and successfully complete an assignment, another worksheet becomes meaningless. On the other hand, for the students who don‘t understand the material, an alternative method of instruction is what‘s needed. Another worksheet simply adds to the student‘s frustration, or worse, contributes to a belief that “I‘ll never understand math." A cute image or a “fill-in-the-blanks“ riddle does nothing to increase engagement or learning (and let‘s face it, those riddles are not funny!). Instead, teachers need to increase engagement by providing students with exercises in which they discover patterns and relationships, solve problems, or think creatively about math relationships.
The internet. You‘re probably thinking, “Right, I‘m going to spend a half-hour scouring long listings at Google to find just a page or two. Like I have time for that!" Again, that‘s where your colleagues can help. Ask others which websites they like best. You may also want to remember that once you find just a handful of good websites, you can bookmark them and return to them over and over again. By taking time to find a few good sites now, the dividends can pay off for a long time.
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