Custom Worksheets

Custom worksheets for offline learning

After each lesson, students are presented with recommended worksheets that they can print and complete offline.  The worksheets are correlated to the last lesson completed, providing extra practice and greater depth.

At the bottom of the student home page your child will see the set of recommended worksheets: 

custom worksheets

Why print worksheets?

We are trying to help parents find the right balance between "online" and "offline" learning.   An interactive video lesson can focus a child's attention and bring subject matter to life in ways that a worksheet or textbook cannot.  At the same time, working with traditional pencil and paper causes students to slow down, think and apply  the concepts they have learned. 

How parents can use the worksheets?

The system is flexible; parents and students may decide to:

  • skip the worksheets entirely;
  • only do worksheets following lessons which the student found difficult;
  • do all the recommended worksheets. 

Note that the worksheets have answer sheets appended to them.  We recommend that older students get into the practice of printing a worksheet, completing it, and then marking it themselves using the answer sheet.  This process helps students to learn to study independently.

Some younger children who are still learning to read will need assistance in understanding the directions on the worksheets.

The worksheets are not included in any of our progress reports.

 

Trefresh buttonhe worksheets are based on the last completed lesson, so students should click on the refresh button once they have completed a whole lesson.

New feature in action

Here’s an example. Aaron has signed into his student portal and is working on a lesson about spatial relationships: 

Spatial relationships

Once he finishes the quiz, he closes the math and reading lessons page and goes back to the student portal page. He clicks on the refresh button  refresh button

He sees the following recommended math worksheets: 

recommended worksheets

He clicks on the first worksheet and it opens up as a pdf file in a new tab: 

worksheet pdf

From this page the worksheet can be printed. Each worksheet comes with an answer sheet.

How do we know a lesson has been completed?

Our lessons are segmented into a tutorial, one or more practice sessions and finally a quiz. After each segment, the student sees our 'traffic cop' and is given a chance to stop or continue.  This is done to break study sessions into smaller pieces. The lesson is completed after the last segment, the quiz, completes and your child sees a score flash up on the screen for that lesson. 

Once the quiz is completed, the student home page can be refreshed to get the new recommended worksheets.