Once your child has a a full set of tables, they need to practise so that they are automatic by the time they start secondary school. A light touch, coming back to those that are difficult, will help, but you should also ensure that your child learns the standard methods of multiplication and division, so that they do not be come over-reliant on doubling and dividing by 10.
–John Bald is an educator with forty years’ experience in teaching literacy, languages and basic maths.”
He includes a link to a very fun video of SEVENS:
(I know, I know–but it’s true, you’ll love it!).
Spoiler: Snakes & Ladders + Tic, Tac, Toe. The perfect Math Night game!
Here’s the story where the math problems cause problems. . .
Feel like playing hide and seek? Take a mini-tour of Rheinfels castle in Germany. Extensive tunnels, ruins, and a gorgeous view. It’s the inspiration for the Saffron Kingdom in the #SevenKingdomsFairyTales.
“Drafts, re-dos, and ‘evolving assignments'” may help students to focus on getting better at something instead of getting a good grade.
Hmm. That sure sounds like writing a book! Everybody write a book! *just kidding*
Creativity is supposed to increase when the motivation comes from insidethe art instead of from outside. Poet and counselor Mark McGuiness’s MOTIVATION FOR CREATIVE PEOPLE is a wonderful exploration of this.
It’s hard to do your best work when you’re thinking about losing points.
The truth is: we all get grades. Adults have workplace evaluations, product sales, reviews, raises, etc. We all have to learn to use both kinds of motivation.
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