Our Summer Math Splash Winners!

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When school begins each Fall, it’s anyone’s guess as to how well students will remember what they learned the previous year.

Research shows that students can lose an average of 2.6 months of math skills during the summer. What’s more, the average teacher can spend four to six weeks just re-teaching material that students learned previously.

Fortunately, those skills don’t have to slide. By dedicating just a little time and mental muscle each day, students can strengthen key skills–including those critical math skills–for greater success once school begins again.

Enter the Summer Math Splash Challenge

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What Makes Game-Based Learning So Effective–& How Does It Work?

When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students learn and teachers teach?

Researchers agree that people learn best in a game environment, more than any other traditional form of instruction, but why?

Imagine Math gamesPeople love games. We like to have fun and we especially like to win. While it may go without saying, this tendency holds true in a learning environment as well.

Winning doesn’t necessarily imply there is a loser. Some of the best game-based instructional tools provide students with a judgement-free learning environment, helping them achieve many small wins over time that lead to higher motivation and less stress.

This concept also counters the pass/fail model of testing and evaluations by allowing students to focus more on learning the material and improving so that they can move on to the next level. Read more »

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