What a shame!
Too many of our students are perfectly capable of “doing” maths.
But they can’t!
Because they can’t read the worded problems.
It’s a READING skill they lack, not a maths skill!
So, what are we teachers meant to do about THAT?
Practise. Practise. Practise!
Develop a “maths reading vocab” that will stand them in good stead.
AND, have them solving maths problems THAT CHILDREN HAVE A NATURAL INTEREST IN!
AND, have them solving maths problems at a level appropriate to their reading and maths skill levels.
EVERYONE likes to succeed!
So, let’s give our students the very tools that will help them succeed RIGHT NOW, as well as build a solid foundation for the future.
Such materials DO exist!
Take THIS WEEK’S Worksheets, for example! They include problems on the Winter Solstice in Australia (June 21st), runner Ron Clarke’s record-breaking run, the new children’s holiday movie “Inside out,” and loads more.
Some of them are RIGHT HERE — all you need to do is ASK!