Published at Saturday, October 05th, 2019 - 05:12:38 AM. Kids Worksheet. By Yolanda Charrier.
During a recent internet search of sites promising the stars of success in mathematics, I discovered a site dedicated to teaching the multiplication facts with, what else but, skill and drill worksheets. Page after page, after page of skill and drill worksheets. At first, I was terribly frustrated to see this and I started to ask the question How many times do I need to say...?" Then I remembered the answer: At least one more! As in a previous article, I have chosen another very important reason to avoid skill and drill worksheets, and I will explain in detail why it is a concern. Skill and drill worksheets increase the likelihood of practiced mistakes; and practiced mistakes are incredibly difficult to correct.
In General. Include a line for the learner has name and date at the top of the worksheet. Title the worksheet to help when referring to it and also to set the stage for the learner. It helps them focus on the intended topic area. Leave margins of 1-inch on all sides. Keep plenty of white space on the page. The white space helps the learner pick out what is important and makes the material appear easier to understand. Students can be overwhelmed by a dense concentration of lettering. Use bold lettering to separate sections of the worksheet. Follow with normal lettering for brief instructions. For example: Word Bank. Copy each word. Fill in the blank. Write a word from the word bank to complete the sentence.
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