How do students get that ‘light bulb moment’?
Concept Mastery is at the core of Mathletics’ success. Students are motivated and supported to work and learn independently, which in turn reduces teacher workload. A study we undertook analysing the results of 4 billion questions from more than 3 million students worldwide [all ability levels, all ages] revealed that:
Why Concept Mastery?
- Adaptive nature of questions means that in each set, students need to demonstrate mastery of the concept to make it through three levels of difficulty to score 85%+. Students given the same level of questions can rote learn the process. As we increase the difficulty level we are asking students to build on their understanding each time – mastery.
- Immediate feedback helps students monitor their learning and know when to seek support.
- Step-by-step worked examples ensure students have the necessary visual support to reach concept understanding and mastery.
- New question sets mean that students demonstrate new learning, not rote memory of answers.
The following example shows how questions become progressively harder as students work through each concept. Harder questions are only presented to students if they correctly answer easier questions. Mathletics is adaptive.
Secondary example from Algebra – complex substitution (Year 9)