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Students can learn to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals, and fractions with individualized arithmetic worksheets.
The Worksheet Generator programs make learning arithmetic easier by carefully progressing through skill levels. Skill levels in the Math Skill Builders series present just one new concept at each level. Students can progress at their own speed with frequent success, as they reach the major goals of learning
We suggest using the Worksheet Generators to provide learning activities as part of a repetitive
- Diagnosis/ assessment- Identify the learner's
current level of competence.
- Instruction- Provide instruction in a new concept as
introduced at a skill level higher than the current skill level.
- Practice-Provide the student with practice or repetition
to ensure skill acquisition.
- Progress - Introduce higher skill levels, different operations, and different problem types as skill
levels are mastered.
- Conduct diagnosis to identify current skill level
In the Worksheet Generator, choose to make Diagnostic worksheets. Diagnostic worksheets have one problem at each skill
level and operation for all the levels in that problem type. After students answer as many problems as they can, check the answers with the answer key. The highest number problem that a student answers correctly is the student's current skill level. The next level is the the target skill level at which that student needs instruction.
Provide specific instruction
In the Worksheet Generator, look at the list of Skill Level Definitions to see what skill is learned at each skill level. Choose to make Practice worksheets at the target skill level. Use the worksheets, and answer keys with complete stepped out solutions, to show the student how to solve problems.
The objective for
instruction should be for the student to learn the specific skill as
identified by the skill level definition.
Once you have provided sufficient instruction in a new skill, the
student is ready for practice.
- Provide practice to facilitate learning new
After appropriate instruction, give students practice worksheets
at their target skill levels. In the Worksheet Generator program create Practice worksheets for students as homework, or as a class assignment. Choose the number of problems that you want the student to solve at the target skill level. Check the worksheets. Use the results to determine if the student needs more instruction or practice, or if the target skill level should be changed.
If a student scored a percentage correct that indicates competency at that level, then the target skill level should be increased, and the student is ready for instruction and practice at a new target skill level.
If a student scored a percentage correct that indicates not completely competent, but enough to indicate progress, then the student needs further instruction and practice at the current target skill level.
If a student scored a percentage correct that indicates no competence, then the student may need more instruction at this skill level. It may also be appropriate to decrease the target skill level, and the student should receive instruction and practice at a lower skill level.
Repeat the cycle of instruction and practice to help students
achieve competence at all skill levels.
- Progress through skill levels, operations, and problem
In any of the Worksheet Generator programs, guide students' progress through the structured skill levels of any operation by starting with quick tests and providing customized worksheets for practice, review and challenge.
When a student has completed all, or enough, skill levels in an
operation, progress to the next most difficult operation. The
suggested order of progression through operations is addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division. You may want to overlap
some of the operations. For example, after the student has completed
several of the lower level addition skills, start with the lowest
level subtraction skills.
Introduce a new problem type when a student has completed all
operations in a problem type, or
while a student is completing the most
difficult problems in the current problem
type. To make worksheets for whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, use these Worksheet Generator programs:
To record student progress, each of the Worksheet Generator Programs provides scoresheets. Use these to keep track of the worksheets students have completed, their scores and their skill levels.
To manage and record the progress of many students use Math Skill Builders: Class Manager