Are you using free printable worksheets in your lessons for 7th grade math? Do you think that they are necessary, or do you feel they are just a waste of time? There are some good reasons for both views, and the answers may surprise you.
Let’s start with the workbooks, which are usually ordered by the students, but many times are taken to the school to be printed out. These books are full of easy problems and worksheets that you can add to as your students advance in the class. They also have regular practice problems and even extra problems that you can use as review questions. They are very helpful for any teacher.
Then, there are the free printable worksheets that you can find at many websites, blogs, and other resources on the internet. They can be a great resource when you don’t have the workbooks or can’t find them in your local library. In this case, they will be a quick and easy way to give your students additional practice and review questions.
Now, we come to the most controversial subject of all: do you really need these worksheets in your lessons for 7th grade? I think they can be extremely useful and necessary, but only if they are used in the correct way. Often, these worksheets are used to fill in the blanks on students’ problems, and you can’t do that if they are not tried and true practice problems. Most of the time, when you start a lesson on seventh-grade math, you will need one or two of these quick practice problems.
You may decide to add them to the mix at the end of a lesson, or you might find that you don’t need them all along, and will simply put paper worksheets that you made yourself to practice the easier skills. Either way, it is always best to use the actual practice problems that you have created.
Now, the question of why are they needed is a more complex one, but I will try to explain it here. When you teach mathematics to children, there is a lot that they have to remember, but just memorizing them can be quite difficult. A well-written, easy to read, easy to use, and grammatically correct worksheet is essential.
Because there are so many things that you need to keep track of, the best way to keep your child’s mind from wandering is to include those things in his or her lessons. By giving your child practice problems to use and review questions to use throughout the year, they can stay interested in the subject and your lesson.
It is not a matter of whether or not these worksheets are worth your time. It is a matter of knowing that you have to use them in order to create a positive learning environment for your child.