By di91T4lo3p4NdH4. Cursive Letters. At Tuesday, March 24th 2020, 20:52:52 PM.
Similarly, kids who are best at counting backward can learn how to subtract numbers easily. For example, if a student knows 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, 25, 20; now it is very easy for this student to subtract 5 from 50 or any other number. Hence, learning backward counting is a key math skill too. Multiplication is the next skill to learn after addition and subtraction. Again students with excellent skipped counting skills start learning times tables very fast. Skip counting is multiplication, actually. If we look at counting by 2; it is 2 times table. Similarly kids learn 5 times table or 10 times table by skipping the numbers by 5 and 10 respectively.
Where do you stand on the issue? Your state may have eliminated cursive writing, but you have the option of teaching it to your child. Many helpful resources are available. You may want to start with a demonstration video on the Internet. The KBteachers website has worksheets in upper and lower case, as well as themed worksheets. Another website, HandWriting Worksheets, lets you make your own worksheets. First, you enter the title you want. Second, you type a word or letter and it will appear in dots for your child to trace. Third, you may modify the size and color of your practice sheets.
Ever since the 80s when standards education started, handwriting (cursive) practice has become less and less emphasized in schools. For the last 10-15 years, we have been lucky if anyone actually presented it for more than a few lessons. It is one of those things that require lots of drill/practice which, because of a lawsuit somewhere in the US during the late 80s, has disappeared. There is no more drill/practice on math facts and the math scores and abilities show it in most schools/kids. Also there has been greater emphasis on reading (not that anyone has changed what they were doing - they are now doing it longer and harder and earlier and that is another story entirely).