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Student Engagement

Learning only happens when students are working on task.

Boredom, distractions, and disengagement are enemies of a successful learning environment. In a thriving classroom, students are engaged, focused, and excited to learn.

Educators know that a high quality curriculum and well supported instructors are keys to teaching mathematics. But students only respond when a program is exciting, motivating, and enjoyable.

Students may not realize the academic vocabulary, algebraic thinking, and deep mathematical understanding they are gaining. They don’t see the individualized paths of the curriculum or the artificial intelligence that predicts their mistakes. They don’t recognize that because they type in most answers rather than just clicking a multiple choice button, their minds are staying alert. They only know they love Reasoning Mind’s programs because they’re fun.

When learners are challenged, they dig in. They focus on learning. They get results.

Screenshot: In this problem screen, a student is asked to solve a problem using an animated and interactive interface.
Screenshot: When students log into Foundations, a blended learning math program, they see an animated world full of various engaging learning modes.
Screenshot: Students using the blended learning math program, Edifice, can customize their avatar's look and accessories.
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
IS MEASURABLE

A cognitive scientist from the Teachers College, Columbia University studied Reasoning Mind’s methods. Dr. Ryan Baker evaluated our students’ behaviors and engagement level. Here is an excerpt from the paper he published on the findings.

“Within this paper, we use quantitative field observations to examine the frequency of engaged and disengaged student behaviors and affective states in students using Reasoning Mind… These numbers reflect patterns that suggest high student engagement within this learning system, despite the largely economically disadvantaged urban populations investigated.”

Reasoning Mind students were engaged and on task averaging an astonishing 89 percent of the time. Compared to a typical classroom, that works out to an additional 40 hours of math instruction each year when Reasoning Mind is used as a core curriculum.

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HOW WE ENGAGE
STUDENTS
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Animated, Colorful Universe

Elementary school students are guided through their math lessons by Genie, who doles out praise and offers solutions when kids get stuck. The Genie receives more than 500 messages per day — and responds personally to every one!

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Age-Appropriate Material

The second grade system looks very different from the middle school system. Elementary kids interact with animals and pirates, while older students experience a more life-like virtual classroom.

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Interesting Characters

We create storylines and unique personalities for every character that interacts with students.

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Challenging Lessons

Reasoning Mind’s digital curriculum adjusts to the learning pathways of each student. And if anyone clicks through too quickly, the teacher is alerted.

“Hi Genie, thanks for keeping me entertained by doing lots of EPIC impressions when I get an answer correct. :)”
– A Reasoning Mind student and Genie fan
Learn why Reasoning Mind students have shown an increase in engagement by up to 25% compared to students in the traditional classroom.

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