Mistakes Are Where the Learning Starts
It’s safe to say that Smartick mom Karen is a proponent of developing maths skills early on. In her blog, Stopping at Two, she highlights the importance of numeracy skills and building these foundations at a young age.
When her daughter Freyja started second grade, she started to find math difficult. Despite her teacher reassuring Freyja of her skills, it was evident that her confidence was wavering. For Karen and her two daughters, Freyja and Emily, the opportunity to work on their Smartick sessions seemed to come at the perfect time.
Both daughters were keen to start on their sessions. They preferred working on the tablet, which they found easier and gave new meaning to working on their sessions anytime, anywhere. Karen’s daughters soon learned that their hard work in the sessions paid off. They explored and enjoyed the Virtual World, which proved to be motivating for the two of them. Apart from customizing their avatars and rooms, the girls loved playing the educational games and competing with other Smartick students.
Mistakes Are Part of Learning
Freyja, like many students, is hard on herself when it comes to making mistakes. Karen is working to instill the idea that “mistakes are where the learning starts” and Smartick is an advocate of this mantra. Students should work to the best of their ability, but getting things wrong is fine and part of the process. In fact, children are given a second opportunity to correct their errors (and earn more ticks) at the end of the session. Freyja found this second chance motivating and helped build her confidence.
Freyja and Emily loved working through their sessions and earning diplomas for their hard work. The diplomas gave them a sense of achievement and added value to their hard work!
Let your child build their math skills while learning through their mistakes with Smartick. Register for your free trial today! 🙂