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)
It is a known fact that students sometimes struggle to cope up with the pressure of an extensive school syllabus, assignments, homework and more. Especially when it comes to math, students find it particularly challenging to balance class lessons, assignments, tests, and homework together. Therefore, it is important that teachers create a healthy classroom environment that not only focuses on solving questions, learning equations, finishing assignments but also gives students the liberty to enjoy learning through math games, brainteasers, and puzzles.
Since the late ’90s, video games have become very popular amongst kids and considered as one of the norms in our mainstream media today. As per Forbes, it is estimated that over one and a half billion people (20% of the total population) play video games and not so surprisingly over 60% amongst them are still in school.
Teaching the concept of fractional numbers start as early as 1st grade in schools that follow a national/international board syllabus. Yet most of the time, teachers find it challenging to teach fractions to students, especially in higher classes when the level of complexity increases.
The long-drawn battle between teachers and students, at last, comes to an end!
Teaching mathematical concepts in class has always been a challenging task for teachers. Whether it is understanding algebraic equations or basic geometry, students find traditional methods of teaching in class difficult to grasp.
Gamification in e-learning is defined as an educational approach to motivate students to learn by introducing gaming elements and video game design in the learning environment. The objective of gamification is to maximize engagement by capturing the interest of students and inspire them to learn and achieve more.
Building curiosity and motivation in students is not always as easy as it seems. It is still fairly simple to get your students to pay attention to subjects that are easy to grasp when compared to the subjects that are more challenging. Therefore, motivating students to concentrate in class becomes a challenge for teachers, especially with subjects such as Mathematics and Science.