One of the problems when teaching elementary mathematics is that students do not seem to know how to do a simple addition or subtraction and may never work on a worksheet or take tests that use the addition or subtraction problems. Most teachers would also be surprised at what they can actually accomplish with a more challenging Arithmetic Sequence Worksheet. Many of these tricks come from tests, including common arithmetic problems such as multiplication and division.
The problem is that students often do not know how to come up with a true answer to arithmetic problems. They either do not have the dexterity to do it or they just do not think about it. Either way, they are stuck using the quick and easy method which only leads to confusion and possibly failure in a high school mathematics class. In order to get this to happen, you need to show them where the quickest way to solve math problems is.
To do this, you will need to create a technique that allows students to use the concept of arithmetical sequence and solve problems using this concept in a very useful way. You can do this by first teaching them how to add and subtract. Of course, the real time for this is during middle school. Because you can so easily teach arithmetic in middle school, there is no need to go into detail in this area. What you want to do is help students understand that their number system is based on numbers and to use those numbers to solve the problems presented to them.
Let us take an example of solving the addition problem. Let us say that you have two objects A and B. The answer to the problem is that one of them is bigger than the other. You can add the two objects and then divide the answer. Here are the results of the calculation:
If we add the two objects, then the answer is bigger. If we do the division, then we find that the answer is smaller. Therefore, you can see that the addition and subtraction techniques used by students to solve arithmetical problems are quite different from what they are taught at the high school level.
We can show students how to use the techniques to find the answer in a couple of ways. First, you can simply place all the facts into one side of the sheet and then on the other side you can create a part with questions that you want students to answer. Teachers often use large open spaces for this type of worksheet because it makes it easy for students to access facts and allow them to answer questions. Another thing you can do is place the same information but divided into parts, with different colors on both sides of the sheet.
In the second method, you will actually have the calculator on the worksheet so that students can write down a solution to a problem. The trick is to have a student start a part by putting in the problem statement, then let the student finish the part by pressing the calculator’s numbers on the calculator. This way students can find the answer without seeing the calculator. The students can even write down a solution when they have trouble doing this.
Teaching students about arithmetical sequence in the classroom will help them use the concept in the real world. These techniques also help students learn to problem solve using the concepts.