By W3p3No3lLed. Printable Actvities For Kids. At Wednesday, November 06th 2019, 19:22:37 PM.
Most of us have dreaded math at some point of time in our lives. Whether in school or college, math was always a subject to be hated. From the beginning of educational life, math should be taught with a lot of care. If you are a parent or a teacher, you should make every effort to see that your child or student does not develop a hatred for the subject. This can be done only if the child gets the basics right. Worksheets are a great way of testing a child with him having fun at the same time. Subtraction worksheets are necessary to be solved by a child regularly so that he understands the subject well.
Teaching equations to kindergarten children needs to be a hands on activity using tangible resources where children can explore, experiment and self correct. At this age, printed workbooks and worksheets should be avoided and manipulative materials used instead. So bring out all the counters, figurines, shapes and blocks you can find because this is the way in which this age group of children learn best. A simple game with a dice and counters can teach equations. Throw the dice and put out the required number of counters. Throw again and do the same. Then physically put all of the counters together to show one group and count them again (addition).
Never allow boredom to set in. We know now that when learning is fun and exciting, the brain is actually growing many new dendrites that make connections with many other dendrites. The more connections the better. We also know now that boredom destroys dendrites. Small children quickly become bored with worksheets, especially skill and drill worksheets. Yet another reason to avoid skill and drill worksheets like the plague. Never allow your child to use a worksheet unsupervised. Some parents use worksheets to provide time to fix supper or add another load of laundry. Unfortunately, while you are npt looking, your child just might have practiced a mistake several times. The time you thought you saved is not nearly as much time as it will take to fix that mistake. If you consistently do these things, you might be able to successfully use worksheets; but, seriously, a few minutes of your personal time will provide better learning for your child than a truckload of worksheets.