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Student Choice


Providing students a voice in their learning is critical for making learning meaningful. When students make choices about their learning and participate in instructional decisions, they are more engaged and intrinsically motivated. Helping students think about why they make choices can also foster Metacognition.

Use It in the Classroom

  • Teachers can promote student choice in math in multiple ways: having students determine which strategy they use to solve a problem, providing multiple ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge, and allowing students to decide the sequence of their activities.
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    Learn how Reflex offers choice while still targeting the individual math skills a learner needs to practice. When learners are given the opportunity to choose the game they play, they are more likely to maintain engagement and develop their fact fluency.

  • Products can offer students choice from an array of activities as well as personalization options within the interface. When they are able to be in charge of aspects of their digital learning, students are more likely to sustain Attention on the tasks.
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