Carnegie Learning MATHia Software
We Personalize Learning
Personalization is the key to combating student boredom and anxiety about mathematics. That's why it is a driving design element in our revolutionary math series. It impacts nearly every aspect of the curricula from assessments to choices about problem content to customizing the appearance of the software to suit individual student tastes.
Teachers access student progress data from embedded formative assessments within the curricula of Carnegie Learning MATHia software. That data can then be used to adapt instruction to each individual student's needs - problem-by-problem and keystroke-by-keystroke. What makes such genuine personalization possible? Artificial intelligence in the MATHia software is programmed to assess multiple skills simultaneously when students attempt to solve problems and tasks, making it is the most precise method ever designed to differentiate instruction for students. In fact, the degree of personalization is so thorough that students will come to feel as if the software is getting to know them and supporting them like a tutor.
Teachers can also generate reports to view and analyze individual student performance or performance of the class as a whole and use this timely performance data to inform classroom instruction.
We encourage students to put their personal mark on the software and texts they use - literally. It's their own material and it should reflect their personal journey as they strive to become proficient in math.
- As students progress through Carnegie Learning MATHia software they are rewarded with choices to customize the colors and themes of the software.
- Students can also choose to work on math problems related to their interests, including: sports, art, humor, the environment and money.
- Finally, as students master course content, they can collect rewards in the form of online badges and certificates
We motivate students to learn and succeed
What happens between the end of fifth grade and the beginning of sixth? To hear middle school teachers talk about the transformations many of their students undergo - from rapidly shifting friendships and alliances to the questioning of, well, everything and more - you'd think they weren't even the same kids.
And in many ways, you'd be right.
Caught in that gray area between comforting childhood and uncertain adolescence, middle school students can't always tell you what they need. For example, they may not have the words to explain why they aren't motivated to learn math anymore. Maybe they just don't get it. Maybe they struggle with it so much they've decided math isn't one of their "talents." Maybe they're even dismissive of what they perceive as a lot of theory without a lot of real-world importance.
When it comes to getting (and keeping) students motivated to learn math, the Carnegie Learning Mathematics Series is the ideal support system. Within the Carnegie Learning MATHia software, students discover that they are just as much in control of their own math mastery as Peyton Manning was of his mastery in turning an ordinary football into a receiver-seeking missile - and that the same discipline goes into each:
- Practice makes perfect. Students go on a journey filled with interesting math problems, quests, challenges and games such as weird geometric tourist attractions, the golden ratio odyssey and architectural wonders. Each presents a challenge designed to flex students' mathematical muscles and build strong skills while discovering that math is relevant to our world in unique and surprising ways.
- We all need role models. Students meet characters that model mathematical thinking and pose questions that challenge them to apply deeper consideration and reflection.
- Teamwork is a great teacher. Students belong in groups with their peers where they can develop math skills together.
- Awards recognizing effort and improvement can be just as meaningful as winning a championship. Students earn badges not only for correct answers or outcomes, but also for their reasoning and development.
- Good communication is the key to coaching. Students receive a message every day. One day it might be motivational. On another it might be a "train your brain" fact. Occasionally, it might even be a message from the teacher about an upcoming test.
Just as Peyton Manning learned that the more passes you throw, the easier it gets to throw a perfect spiral, Carnegie Learning MATHia software helps students realize, through personalization, interactive learning and rewards, that as they learn more math, the subject of math becomes easier to learn. After all, there's no greater motivation than success.
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