Eugenia Amaya May 1, 2021 Math Worksheet
Math assignments are taxing, elaborate and huge in number and they demand regular work from students. High school students, especially find them overwhelming due to the complex nature of the sums assigned and the intricate methods involved in solving them. Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry and Trigonometry at the high school level involve topics that need focus and good comprehension of the concepts involved in the sums. Solving linear inequalities in Algebra or proving theorems about lines and angles in Geometry is not easy for all high school students. Similarly Statistics problems and graph representations or Probability analysis would be more than the capabilities of many students when they do Math assignments in these subjects.
Now, consider one person is jumping on the ground to reach the third floor of a building. Can this person make it? Never, if he is not Spiderman. For this person, to reach the third floor by jumping is impossible or very hard and finally he gave up saying that it was very hard to reach third floor. But another person used the stairs to reach the same floor. This person found it very easy and reach there with little effort. Compare this person to a student who knows all the basic concepts learned in elementary grades. To learn grade six or grade seven math for this student will be easy. But there is another student in grade six and doesn‘t know the lower grade math concepts such as, times tables, factors or number system. This student is in the same situation as the person, who is jumping to reach third floor from the ground level.
Encouraging children to learn math starts with helping children understand how relevant math is to our lives. Educators recognize this which makes it one of the reasons math books often use examples involving money, sharing toys, or even food. These skills are the foundations of understanding how our children will learn to manage money, how to cook, how to learn, how to explore, and how to build.Take this idea one step further. Encourage your child to learn math by showing them the numerous ways you use math in your daily life. Show them how you use it in your daily work. Showing your child how important math is can be as simple as showing them how to figure out which item provides the best deal at the grocery store.
If you do want to produce your own worksheets and don‘t have the Microsoft software, you can download free tools like OpenOffice or use an online word processor or spreadsheet such as the free Google Docs which help you do similar tasks. You just need to create a table with as many rows and columns as you need and then type in some numbers before printing it off for your children to practice - depending on the level of complexity choose single digits or multiple digits. If you‘re not sure what level to start at, aim low, start with easy numbers and see how your child goes, the self-esteem boost they‘ll get from acing the first worksheet will give them confidence for more difficult math problems.
As a math tutor for 15 years, I have tutored hundreds of students from all the grade levels. I found most of the students were not comfortable with mathematics. More than 80% of them said, ”the mathematics is very hard.” Why do most of the students find mathematics a hard subject and try to avoid it? The answer for the above question is hidden in a simple example. I always give the example of stairs to my students, and giving the same example in this article. I compare the steps of a staircase to the concepts in mathematics. As this is very hard to reach higher floors of a building without stairs (or elevators these days), same way learn higher concepts in mathematics without learning basic concepts is very hard.
The heart shape is fantastically useful for teaching all sorts of mathematical problems, including geometry. Have your child cut out a heart shape from paper and use it to help them understand symmetry. How many lines of symmetry does a Heart Have? Help kids learn about patterns by using colored hearts or a series of Valentine‘s Day pictures. Introduce them to simple patterns; for instance red heart, green heart, red heart. From here you can make the patterns more complex by making them longer or including a higher degree of variation.
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