About WorksheetWorks.com

This website is the result of many years of hard work by a by a small, dedicated group of software designers, programmers, artists, teachers and parents with a vested interest in childhood education. Our goal is to provide the finest quality paper-based teaching materials to teachers and parents around the world. We aim to make all of our worksheet modules useful, valuable and effective in everyday classroom and homeschooling situations.

You will not find anything on this website that is designed to interact directly with a student. Our guiding principle is that paper-based documents are the best way to help kids learn. There are many good sources of computer-based educational materials, but we have learned through experience that they simply do not compare to a quality printed worksheet. Numerous studies of the effectiveness of computers in the classroom support this view.

The website is currently still in development but has a wide range of already usable features. Things can and do go wrong, and despite thorough testing by our friends, family and peers, certain modules are prone to behave strangely now and then.

The Extensible Document Framework (XDF)

WorksheetWorks.com is backed by a powerful document generation framework known as XDF. It was originally created by one of our developers for a failed dot-com in the late 1990s but rebuilt from scratch using the latest technology available. It allows us to create tiny logic "plug-ins" that serve a specific purpose, such as a math problem, illustration or paragraph of text. The framework automagically lays them out correctly on the page and sends it out over the Internet in the blink of an eye. The XDF allows us to focus on developing new and interesting worksheet content instead of worrying about the technical aspects of formatting a page.

Much More to Come

What you see now is only the beginning! During the research and development phase of the system, we discovered that there is almost no end to what we can do with this technology. Our team is working on some amazing plug-ins that utilize the latest research in artificial intelligence, natural language processing and expert systems to bring you materials that can be found nowhere else, in books or on the web.

We have a feedback page now so if you have anything to say, please let us know. In the meantime, enjoy the site as it continues to grow and be refined.

The WorksheetWorks.com Team

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