By Monika Muller at April 14 2019 15:21:18
Engagement entails much more than rote repetition of a procedure. Math worksheets tend to present very similar problem types over and over, leading to mundane practice of disassociated skills. For students who understand the material and successfully complete an assignment, another worksheet becomes meaningless. On the other hand, for the students who don't understand the material, an alternative method of instruction is what's needed. Another worksheet simply adds to the student's frustration, or worse, contributes to a belief that "I'll never understand math." A cute image or a "fill_in_the_blanks" riddle does nothing to increase engagement or learning (and let's face it, those riddles are not funny!). Instead, teachers need to increase engagement by providing students with exercises in which they discover patterns and relationships, solve problems, or think creatively about math relationships.
After you create the group, the word "group" appears in the title bar of the workbook. Once they are grouped you can format one worksheet and all of the worksheets will have the same formatting. You can insert a row in a worksheet and the same row will be inserted into all worksheets. This is a great tool when you need for all of your worksheets to have the same formatting. You can use the Fill command in the Editing Group on the Home ribbon bar to fill information across worksheets when they are grouped. For example, if you add a few worksheets to your workbook and you can to copy parts of one worksheet to another, you could use copy and paste, however, this could take several operations to perform. By grouping the worksheets and using the fill command, you could quickly copy parts of the original worksheet to the new worksheets inserted into the workbook.
So what kinds of worksheets should you get? Anything where you feel that your child needs further drill. We often have this notion that worksheets are just for math. This, of course, is not true. While they are excellent tools for reviewing math facts such as the multiplication tables and division facts, they are just as useful for reviewing parts of speech or the states in the union.