By Chloe Kaur on July 12 2018 20:44:14
Assigned practice problems are all well and good, but what do you do when you run out of questions that the teacher has sent home, need to review an earlier unit before moving on to the current math skills, or reach the end of the practice problems in your textbook?
Worksheets that are just row after row of numbers are boring. Some kids take a shine to them, simply because they have a desire to do math, but most find them less than desirable. You can make them more fun by choosing your math worksheets more carefully.
Instead of simply doing the worksheets with the facts, use the summer to find worksheets that include puzzles. Choose worksheets that will engage your child’s mind in solving a puzzle as well as solving math facts, and watch as her interest in the worksheets increases. The puzzle also serves as a check, because the answer will not come out correctly if the problems are not solved correctly.
Make numbers a part of your everyday routine. Your child might not like addition, but he may enjoy counting the number of stop signs on the drive to school or the number of stairs on your porch. Lead by example to encourage your child to think of math exercises as a part of his daily routine.
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