By Amy Ostendorf at April 10 2019 10:09:32
Benefitκ _ 1 worksheet per day keeps tuition's away. Kids have a short attention span, Worksheets simplify the learning process and each preschool worksheet can be completed in about 7 _ 10 minutes.
Then along came digital copiers and the purple_ink mimeograph machine disappeared. But the teaching tool that the mimeograph machine spawned _ the worksheet _ has lived on... and on... and on. For decades _ literally decades _ teachers have been enamored with worksheets. So what is the bottom line? Are worksheets a serious teaching tool or an over_used form of busy work? The answer, of course, is both.
How many Worksheets can I Create within one Workbook? _ Prior to the release of Excel 2007 users could only create 255 within one workbook. However, since the release of Excel 2007 users can now create as many worksheets within one workbook as the memory of the computer can handle. Even if the user does not have access to one of the newest versions of Excel such as Excel 2007 or Excel 2010, they can still make as many worksheets as they would like, but earlier versions of Excel will require more workbooks.
Never allow boredom to set in. We know now that when learning is fun and exciting, the brain is actually growing many new dendrites that make connections with many other dendrites. The more connections the better. We also know now that boredom destroys dendrites. Small children quickly become bored with worksheets, especially skill and drill worksheets. Yet another reason to avoid skill and drill worksheets like the plague. Never allow your child to use a worksheet unsupervised. Some parents use worksheets to provide time to fix supper or add another load of laundry. Unfortunately, while you aren't looking, your child just might have practiced a mistake several times. The time you thought you saved isn't nearly as much time as it will take to fix that mistake.