Published at Thursday, 16 January 2020. Kindergarten Worksheets. By Nathalie Barre.
Most volumes begin with an explanation of basic arithmetic operations namely: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reference tables are supplied to provide clues for quick mental arithmetic and mastery of math facts. When ready to be tested, the student can select a drill, which has 10 questions and are selected from a database of number pairs for calculation. The Basic Level volumes use simple single digit numbers and the interactive math software at the Advanced Level uses mostly double digit numbers for math practice problems. Each drill is then scored and timed with the results saved. With the test records, students can follow their own progress and adults who may be supervising can monitor progress and assess if there are any learning issues that require intervention.
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).
Designate a wall just for your child has art work and make a simple bulletin board. Make a background in a contrasting color from the wall itself where you can attach your child has pictures, paintings, color or worksheets etc. so that their work will stand out. Use letter cutouts to write your child has name on the background. You can change the theme to go along with the season/holiday etc. Put your child has art work in frames. You can either buy inexpensive wooden frames from a retail store or get craftier and buy unfinished frames that you and your child can decorate together. Make mats from construction or craft paper for extra flair. These also make great little gift ideas for grandparents and other family members. Put your child has name and age on the front left corner so everyone will know the artist.
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