By JuR4gaN. 1st grade. At Saturday, March 28th 2020, 06:46:02 AM.
There are two fundamental problems with worksheets. First, young children do not learn from them what teachers and parents believe they do. Second, children’s time should be spent in more beneficial endeavors (Willis, 1995). The use of abstract numerals and letters, rather than concrete materials, puts too many young children at risk of school failure. This has implications for years to come. Worksheets and workbooks should be used in schools only when children are older and developmentally ready to profit from them. Our challenge is to convince parents and others that in a play-based, developmentally appropriate curriculum children are learning important knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will help them be successful in school and later life.
These single digit addition and subtraction worksheets are configured for 2 numbers in a vertical problem format. The range of numbers used for each worksheet may be individually varied to generate different sets of mixed operator problems.
Without this missing piece, learning the 81 different addition facts means weeks of pure rote memorization. Even with a supportive parent (or a flashy app), it’s a tedious and daunting task. No wonder some kids end up hating math before they’ve even finished 1st grade!