NOT ALL MATH WORKSHEETS ARE CREATED EQUALLY! Searching for 5th Grade Math Worksheets to help your child enhance their math skills is extremely important, but the search can be frustrating. There are literally thousands of sites you'll come across in your search, but most of them provide nothing unique. They provide the same thing.....the same old worksheets your child has been doing throughout their school career. Chances are that you're looking for something a bit different in 5th Grade Math Worksheets. You're seeking some help to bring your child to a level they should be with their math skills. You're making strides toward a successful future for your child by providing them with additional resources outside the traditional learning environment. (After) all, children are like sponges. Their ability to learn far surpasses ours. Give them opportunity!) _ It may be the end of the school year and you're searching something fun yet educational for your child to do during the summer. You're a teacher or a homeschooler looking to provide something a bit different to engage your children. You are very important to their future.
If you have read my article "Helping Your Child With Basic Arithmetic? Stay Away From Worksheets" then you know that I am not a fan of traditional worksheets. After writing that article, I found another credible teacher who has written many ezine articles expounding on the benefits of worksheets. I decided some clarification of position is in order. The primary problem with most math worksheets is that the problems are already written out and the child need only write the answers. For learning and practicing the basic skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, it is much more beneficial for the child to write out the entire fact and say the entire fact out loud. A child will learn a multiplication fact much faster if they are writing out 6 x 8 = 48 at the same time they are saying "six times eight is forty_eight" than if they just see 6 x 8 = ___ and only have to supply the 48. Rather than using worksheets, a better method is to use individual size white boards and have the child writing entire facts many times. Having a child writing 9 x 7 = 7 x 9 = 63 while saying "nine times seven is the same as seven times nine and is equal to sixty_three" is many times more successful than a worksheet with 9 x 7 = ___ and the student just thinks the answer once and then writes that answer on the duplicate problems.