Igniting Motivation in Classroom With TenMarks

As an educator, I have been asked many times how to achieve personal motivation among kids. This is a hot issue for both parents and educators. Surely, we can make them study. If its persistence of parents and teachers, that obliges kids to do homework assignments, the new knowledge may become subject to short memory span. The challenge is to achieve kids’ desire to learn. This is why I apply TenMarks.

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My readers must have heard about this app in my blog many times. I find it very effective and apply it both as a parent and educator.

For those new to my blog, TenMarks is an Amazon Company that offers math teaching software for students in all grades. The curriculum is aligned to common core and state standards. The core concept of the app is that learning must be accompanied with immediate feedback and instructional assistance.

Here is how it motivates kids:

Achieving points to play games

Let’s start with discussing some general approaches. How do we make our kids do homework? They are allowed to play outside as soon as they are done with homework. Alternatively, they can enjoy an online game or two as they complete school assignments. Remember the days you were busy or didn’t apply this rule?  Well, they must have played all day long and remembered about homework when it’s time to go to bed. Ineffective!

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Not any more with TenMarks! Playing is not available unless kids work hard. It comes as a reward for kid’s educational progress. After submitting each assignment, they earn scores that can be spent on games available in the app. They start grasping available explanations regarding their mistakes. No wonder, the struggle against assignments makes kids achieve a 14,8% score increase in average.

There is some good news concerning the essence of TenMarks games too. They are all educational. However, the visual attention-grabbing games are entertaining enough to make kids strive for passing new levels.

Rewarding kids with certificates

What is the number one reason that makes kids study hard? Well, to get high scores at school. TenMarks gave a more influential solution for kids’ self-motivation. Along with gaming points, the app awards kids with certificates for >=80% success.

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I always print kids’ certificates to take home. Apply the app in classroom and you’ll enjoy the scene of kids looking for moms and dads to show the certificate. As some of them get certificates, others strive for one too. No wonder, kids are recording such an increase in math knowledge.

TenMarks makes teaching process easy for teachers too. There are visual dashboards and graphs that show insights into individual and class performance. Spending a minute or two on dashboards will show frequent class mistakes. Big Data at hand to make some strategic decisions!    

To sum up, TenMarks is the ultimate solution for improving kids’ math skills. It’s a good option both as a supplement to school curriculum and a way to make summer holidays effective for them.





Mother. Teacher. Keynote. Author

Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother.

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