Our Prodigy blog series, Teach Math With Prodigy, has come to an end and we are listing down some of the major takeaways from this series.
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From implementing traditional methods of teaching to adopting new and improved game-based learning as an interactive approach, the education system has evolved a lot over the past decade. In fact, according to a survey conducted by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, more than 74% of teachers from KG to 8th grade have reported using some sort of digital game for teaching and instructing students in their classroom.
(Source: Level up learning: A national survey on teaching with digital games)
As students progress in their academics, their ability to mentally calculate math sums and solve problems improves. From calculating simple addition and subtraction to remembering the square root of integers, mental math comprises of specific learning techniques that help students solve math problems quickly.
As students master primary mathematical concepts and advance to a new proficiency level, they are introduced to topics like algebra, geometry, and calculus in school. Diving into these new set of topics can be challenging for students as they require logical reasoning and problem-solving skills for the same.
As schools continuously evolve and take significant steps to improve their education system, it is imperative that teachers simultaneously introduce essential classroom items in every class to enhance each student’s learning capability, create an organised space to learn, and streamline lesson plans.
As interesting as the subject is, over the years, math has got a bad reputation among the younger crowd. In fact, for many students, practising math is not something that comes intuitively or automatically, it takes plenty of effort. Survey reports even suggest that 37% of the students aged between 13-17 found math to be the most difficult subject. (Source)