By Cameron Dyett at May 15 2019 05:33:07
What are the Features of a Worksheet? _ Worksheets provide Excel users with many features. The primary feature provided by worksheets is the ability to store edit and manipulate data in one central location. However, with the creation of worksheets users can now calculate many simple and complex math and financial problems as well as display their stored data with many unique custom charts and graphs.
Math worksheets don't promote communication and collaboration _ Math worksheets are often assigned as an independent activity, however research indicates that communication and discourse are needed to build a deep understanding of math topics. Students need opportunities to explore mathematical ideas in different ways and to build their own connections. This involves communicating their ideas, listening to the ideas of others, arguing a viewpoint, describing, and explaining. Math worksheets are rarely used as a catalyst for conversation. Instead of assigning worksheets, find activities that encourage discourse, such as "number talks," or collaborative group work. During the session, be sure to require students to explain their thinking and listen to the strategies and thinking of their peers.