Published at Monday, 07 December 2020. Worksheets. By Elita Besson.
Experts agree that, no matter what method is used to teach kids to learn to read, children need to be provided with some form of practice and educators need to have a viable method of assessing progress. And, although many homeschooling parents shy away from the use of worksheets and practice sheets when facilitate the process of learning to read, both of these can be viable forms of reading aids when used properly. And, creatively using these tools can not only provide learners with the practice they need to become good readers, they can also help hold the interest of a child who has trouble focusing.
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).
The game is then played exactly like a normal game of bingo, with the teacher playing the part of the bingo caller, but instead of the teacher calling out the numbers printed on the cards, the teacher instead calls out math problems (the teacher may also write the problem on the blackboard). The student bas task is to solve each problem, and then look for the number on their bingo card. As you can imagine, this can be a lot of fun, and before you know it students can forget they are learning math! What is more, teachers can also easily vary the game play, for example, by using different types of math problems, or perhaps even by asking members of the class to solve each problem before moving on to the next bingo call.
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