Mom, can I please go outside. This math homework is too hard and I hate it!
Hey, did you guys do today's math homework? That was really interesting
Yeah! I really enjoyed learning about fractions! Hey Emmy, what did you think?
Ummm, I should probably finish that up!
Wow Emmy! You have been working really hard on your math this past month! It seems that those conversations at recess about math with Max and Jackie have really sparked your interest!
Emmy sits at her dining room table, attempting to do her math homework. Her friends are playing outside, and she decides to skip her homework to play.
Hey guys! I'm sorry, I have to keep working on my math homework!
Hey Emmy! Come outside and play!
Emmys support system consists of her best friends, Max and Jackie. Both of them encourage her to complete her homework and push her to talk about math, sparking her interest.
Wow, Emmy! Your test scores in math have improved dramatically. I have decided to place you in our school's advanced math program.
Emmy's teacher notices her increased interest in math. Going against common practice, he decides to sit Emmy next to her friends in an effort to surround her with her math support system.
Class is over! Remember to participate in tutoring programs and math-oriented clubs!
Math is NOT Abstract. It can be seen all around!
As Emmy's interest in math gorws thanks to her support system, so does her effort expended on studying. The reciprocal achievement cycle has kicked in. Emmy's studying will lead to higher grades and higher interest in math.
Emmy's teacher elects to place her in the school's advanced math program; studies have shown advanced math to have positive effects on students' math achievement scores.
Emmy's advanced math teacher reminds her students to participate in math-oriented clubs and enrichment program, both of which seem to have positive effects on retaining students' interest in math.