How to Inspire a Love of Mathematics In Class With Mathletics

By |2022-08-03T03:45:11+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Educators|

If you’re looking for new and exciting ways to inspire a love of mathematics in your class, Mathletics may be just what you need.

With online games, thousands of curriculum-aligned activities and detailed reporting, Mathletics can help make learning mathematics fun and engaging for students.

Give it a try today. You may be surprised at how much your students enjoy it!

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1) Make it fun

The question-and-answer process can get laborious not only for students but teachers too. By bringing games and open-ended questions into the mix, students can experience that mathematics is fun.

How to in Mathletics:

In Mathletics, stimulate students’ interest in multiplication by playing Multiverse, an immersive multiplication game. In Multiverse, students scan asteroids, navigate through space and even battle space pirates, all while learning and practicing their multiplication facts. What can beat an out of this world math(s) adventure?

2) Make math(s) visible outside of the classroom

Create learning opportunities for students to experience that mathematics knowledge and skills go beyond the classroom walls. It can be seen everywhere from the grocery store to sports to cooking. Encourage students to look around and see where they can experience math(s) in their daily lives to drive home the importance of learning it in the classroom.

How to in Mathletics:

In Mathletics Una and Jiro’s Number Journey, teachers can introduce numbers to early learners through storytelling. Students learn counting skills and make crucial connections with quantity, in real-world contexts like visiting a carnival and a restaurant. Not only can teachers extend the learning beyond the stories with supportive activities, but students are able to make connections to math both inside and outside of the classroom.

3) Embrace a growth mindset and celebrate mistakes

Mistakes in the classroom are a key learning opportunity for both students and teachers. Create occasions where students are set up to test their knowledge, embrace a challenge, and problem solve for a question that might not have a simple answer. This will encourage students to experiment and test their ideas – imagine the learning possibilities!

How to in Mathletics:

The Mathletics Library houses a range of open-ended rich tasks, crafted by leading educators, including Dr. Marian Small.  Tasks are designed to drive multiple possible outcomes for success while catering for different levels of ability among students.

Teachers are supported with expansive teacher prompts to facilitate and extend the learning with students. Mistakes are a part of the learning journey and these rich tasks create safe learning environments for students to test their solutions.

4) Incorporate technology into classroom learning

Computers, tablets, and internet-connected devices are tools students are already utilizing outside of the classroom. Bring these devices into the classroom to connect students to a variety of learning resources. Classroom technology allows students to experience different ways of learning through videos, games, and interactives and provides a well-rounded, blended learning environment.

How to in Mathletics:

Mathletics is accessible on computer and tablet web browsers, allowing students to excel in their math learning not only at school but at home, on the way to soccer practice, through a virtual school learning environment and more.

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