7 October 2019 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board | Join the Discussion
Making your way through the education system is like climbing a ladder. It’s a long, arduous climb, with every step up that ladder as important as the one that came before. That also means that concepts, like classes, are interconnected. In the same way that it’s dangerous and ultimately futile to try and skip rungs when scaling a ladder, you can’t skip over classes and concepts when making your way through the education system.
That’s why it is so important to make sure that students get the most out of their workbooks and help books. For as common as Class 2 help books may be in the classroom, however, we sometimes overlook the many non-scholastic benefits these tools can provide students.
To that end, here Oswaal Books is sharing three things you may not know about Class 2 workbooks which may prove beneficial for your students beyond the classroom.
1. Encouraging Teamwork
One thing we don’t think about too much when it comes to evaluating the veracity of Class 2 workbooks is their capacity to encourage teamwork. After all, we tend to think of workbook work as individual practice. These books contain exercises which students can do on their own, and often enough, they are indeed instructed to do so.
However, that need not always be the case. Oswaal Class 2 workbooks offer different kinds of exercises. Some of these can be done on their own. However, others can and are indeed designed to be completed with the help of partners.
That reliance on partners can foster respect for teamwork. As students work together to solve the problems presented to them, they can start to recognize the importance of working together as a team. Learning to value teamwork can be vital for helping students acclimate to higher education as well as the work world, where being able to be an effective part of a team is essential.
2. Promoting Examination Skills
For as strange as it may seem to focus on examinations at such a young age, the fact remains that these skills don’t come out of anywhere. They are the product of years of practice.
What’s more, intelligence isn’t always the same as good test-taking ability. Albert Einstein was one of the greatest geniuses in the history of mankind – and he was a notoriously terrible test taker as a student. Whether or not your child is the next great scientific mind, if they’re going to get into university someday, they are going to need to excel in their examinations, which in turn means knowing how to take a test.
The best workbooks offer exercises which are perfect for building these test-taking skills.
3. Note Taking
Another vital skill for students to learn is note-taking. While some students may learn verbally, most students will need to physically take notes, and help books can provide the perfect place to do that.
The best workbooks and Class 2 materials can help students far beyond this grade, giving them the tools they’ll need to succeed for years to come.