Published at Friday, 11 December 2020. Worksheets. By Lacie Carlier.
In a growing move amongst home-schoolers to look at online courses, one subject area lends itself towards a bit more hesitation from the group. Home-schoolers want to like online courses because of the flexibility of them, but with regard to math, they are just not so sure about the validity of online math. There is reason for this, but many students are having good success with online math programs, and slowly but surely, the homeschooling community is coming around. Home-schoolers tend to shy away from online math due to the perception that math is better learned with a real person giving instruction and students following along in their textbooks. Many students learn well this way, but online math courses operate on a different philosophy. They presume that students can learn to understand material with information, practice, and feedback, and in essence, can become their own teachers. This is a far more effective method of instruction in the long run, and while it does take some adjustment, many programs make this method very viable for students of all abilities.
Mathematics, or more colloquially, "math", is one of the most important subjects that students learn in school. Not only do good mathematical skills form a necessary for understanding of other subjects, especially the sciences, but also, math is an important life skill. Learning math usually of course begins at young age, sometimes even at home, with learning numbers and counting. At kindergarten and then school, students then progress through arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), and eventually to more advanced topics such as algebra, geometry, graphs and charts, and statistics. In all these areas, but especially during the learning of arithmetic, practice and rehearsal is one of the most ways for students to improve their mastery of the topic.
Math games for first graders take the simple skills that children learned in kindergarten and build on them by introducing new concepts in an encouraging learning environment that works with kids at their own levels. Whether a child needs to review concepts from kindergarten or is ready to move on to more challenging addition and subtraction skills, online games can give him or her exactly the right kinds of math problems to work with. Both teachers and parents can use this technology to track kids has progress, thereby making it easier to know what academic level a child is at and when he or she is ready to move on. First graders are still very playful and often learn better when they are allowed to incorporate this natural instinct into their academic experience. Online math games for first graders combine a robust curriculum designed to promote proficiency with unique, entertaining characters and settings that grab and keep kids has attention. Many young children have not yet developed the attention span necessary to sit and learn from traditional print media for long periods of time, so breaking up traditional lessons with a few math games can help keep them from getting restless while still focusing on learning essential skills. Games can also be used to encourage struggling students by showing them that math can be fun rather than frustrating
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