How Attitude Towards Math Impacts Student Achievement

As an educator, you know how much of your time and resources get dedicated to exploring the following question: How can we improve the student learning experience?

One way to tackle this issue —  often overlooked — is to consider students’ attitudes towards math.

Whether positive or negative, attitude towards math often reflects a student’s value, self-confidence, enjoyment, motivation and anxiety levels when it comes to the subject. 

17% of Americans suffer from high levels of math anxiety.

As early as 1st grade, students can start displaying negative attitudes towards math. 

80% of surveyed students enjoyed learning activities more when they used tablets.

 

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National Video Games Day: 7 Fun Ways to Level-up Your Classroom

Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! 

For those of you eagerly counting down to the next holiday, we have good news. There’s another special day happening very soon — one dedicated to a love of gaming. 

Help celebrate the start of the new school year with National Video Games Day on Sept. 12.  

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45 Fun Brain Teasers for Kids [With Answers]

Sometimes keeping your students engaged during a (long) school day feels like a losing battle. How do you gain their full attention while teaching the skills they need to succeed? How do you turn tough and intimidating concepts into fun, entertaining lessons that actually spark life in the classroom? 

Brain teasers for kids are a great form of game-based learning that not only entertain children, but also inspire some creative thought in the classroom. People of all ages can indulge in these playful — yet challenging — activities.

We’ve gathered 45 examples of brain teasers for kids with answers, organized by category:

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5 Easy Steps for Gamification in Education

Let’s assume you already know the “whys” behind gamification in education: why it works, why it’s backed by research, and why so many teachers love it.

Now, let’s focus on the next step: how to gamify your classroom.

While there are a range of different methods and opinions on the best ways to do it, we’ve performed the research and broken down five actionable steps to gamify education. 

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Learning Math With Games: A Complete Guide To Transform Your Classroom

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.

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