New evidence reveals the best way to motivate students in maths

Study International | April 15, 2019

Students all around the world moan and groan when it comes to maths homework, and even when it’s time for mathematics class.It’s often seen as one of the most challenging subjects in school, and many students who feel they aren’t good at maths tend to steer away from the subject as soon as they have the choice to do so.They often go for more arts-based programmes at university-level, believing they won’t have any real need for maths out in the world. But often, these programmes require students to take a maths course or pre-requisite, so you can’t really run away from the subject.Even in the real world, students from all backgrounds will likely have to do some form of mathematics in their personal or working life.Disliking maths starts early on, when students aren’t able to build on a strong foundation in the subject, and end up resenting it all the way into adult life.So how can teachers make maths more interesting to engage young minds to actually like the discipline?

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As COVID-19 drove school closures, Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 (PCSD 25) moved quickly to transition to remote learning and progress monitoring. Istation’s digital assessments and instructional tools made it easy for students to continue learning at home. Plus, parents as well as teachers maintained a clear view of students’ progress with on-demand data reports, as well as Istation’s home assessments and progress-monitoring tools. Despite unprecedented circumstances, PCSD 25 saw a marked increase in home usage and students’ skill levels climbing.

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As COVID-19 drove school closures, Pocatello/ Chubbuck School District 25 (PCSD 25) moved quickly to transition to remote learning and progress monitoring. Istation’s digital assessments and instructional tools made it easy for students to continue learning at home. Plus, parents as well as teachers maintained a clear view of students’ progress with on-demand data reports, as well as Istation’s home assessments and progress-monitoring tools. Despite unprecedented circumstances, PCSD 25 saw a marked increase in home usage and students’ skill levels climbing.

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