By di91T4lo3p4NdH4. Cursive Letters. At Thursday, March 19th 2020, 11:12:19 AM.
Let us face it, when completing tasks we all love to do the easy things first. Why? Because it build our confidence. We get excited when we are ticking items off our to-do list. BANG! 1st item ticked off. BANG! Double tick that item now I am rolling. The only problem with the tick-off easy items first approach is that you use up your best energy at the start of any study session and so if you are tackling the easy parts with your best energy your energy reserves will be low when it comes time to tackle the hard part of what you need to get done. So what happens then? Bet you can not guess! You can guess? That is right - you get tired, you get grumpy, you get frustrated and then just give up and go play Xbox. We all do it. We really should not though. So get in the habit of dedicating your best energy to the difficult tasks first and completing the easy "I can do it with my eyes closed" stuff last.
Most volumes begin with an explanation of basic arithmetic operations namely: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Reference tables are supplied to provide clues for quick mental arithmetic and mastery of math facts. When ready to be tested, the student can select a drill, which has 10 questions and are selected from a database of number pairs for calculation. The Basic Level volumes use simple single digit numbers and the interactive math software at the Advanced Level uses mostly double digit numbers for math practice problems. Each drill is then scored and timed with the results saved. With the test records, students can follow their own progress and adults who may be supervising can monitor progress and assess if there are any learning issues that require intervention.
Cursive has some basic forms: lines (t, u, w, v, i), loops (b, e, f, h, j, k, l, p, q), humps (a, c, d, g, h, k, m, n, o, v, x, y, z). Of course, many of them are combinations of those three forms. There are also directional shifts and puzzling non-shifts (think f, g, q, z) Cursive requires stopping and starting within a letter (think a, c, d, etc.), crossing midlines which may not have been mastered (think, b, f, g, h, etc.) and recognizing beginning and ending (picking up pencil/pen and moving a space to start another word). When you are writing, you do not think about it at all, but a child must remember: sound-symbol association (letters and sounds and then within that, the correct letter combinations and in which order), letter and sound sequences (gril/girl and brid/bird are frequent errors for elementary and middle school (sometimes high school) students, and then letter formation. Without a lot of repetitive practice, guess what loses? Cursive writing.