The Importance of Handwriting Skills…..relating to Mathmatics.
An excerpt from Cheryl Lowe’s essay Memoria Press: Students who are not taught the habits of neat, legible penmanship are handicapped in spelling and computation. Poor penmanship is a way to disquise misspelled words. Writing arithmetic problems neatly on a page so that all numbers line up and are legible is a prerequisite for getting the right answer. Would not an emphasis on quality written work increase the student’s ability to concentrate, focus, spell and compute?
The following static page is from a Mathmatics programme demonstration video www.mathsbuddy.co.nz/demo/
The explanation on the right hand side of the ‘static page’ above, shows that pen and paper are still very much part of the classroom tuition in all subjects, and still very much part of school exams.
To Patrick Murray of www.mathsbuddy.co.nz
Thank you Patrick for your permission to link to your excellent website.