Published at Saturday, October 05th, 2019 - 16:12:53 PM. Kids Worksheet. By Lacee Martinez.
If you have read my article "Helping Your Child With Basic Arithmetic? Stay Away From Worksheets" then you know that I am not a fan of traditional worksheets. After writing that article, I found another credible teacher who has written many articles expounding on the benefits of worksheets. I decided some clarification of position is in order. The primary problem with most math worksheets is that the problems are already written out and the child need only write the answers. For learning and practicing the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, it is much more beneficial for the child to write out the entire fact and say the entire fact out loud. A child will learn a multiplication fact much faster if they are writing out 6 x 8 = 48 at the same time they are saying "six times eight is forty-eight" than if they just see 6 x 8 = ___ and only have to supply the 48.
Using free multiplication worksheets is a great way to add some variety to your homeschooling. As long as you do not overload your children with worksheets, most of them enjoy the challenge of beating their best time. To use these worksheets effectively, follow these tips: Multiplication worksheets are easy to find on the internet but before you start printing everything you find, you need to consult your child has grade level math book or purchase a good scope and sequence book. A scope and sequence book will tell you what your child should be doing in math according to age and grade level. This book is a handy reference to always have on hand so you can be sure your child is staying on track. A good scope and sequence book will break down math into each area and you will know what your child needs to accomplish for that school year.
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