Personal Interest Problems
“The study found that personalized math problems not only made it easier for students to understand what was being asked, but also helped boost the confidence of students who may have been intimidated by the subject.” – EdWeek, Corresponding Research Article – “Personalized Learning in Algebra” Mathematics Teacher Nov 2014
“Personal-interest problems can be used to motivate students and provide concrete examples of…concepts.” – Personal-Interest Problems, Goalbook
This can be true for other content areas outside of math, especially with higher order thinking problems.
- “Personalized Learning in Algebra” Candace Walkington et al, Mathematics Teacher Nov 2014
- “The Effect of Personalized Word Problems” – Janis M. Hart, Teaching Children Mathematics 1996
- Word Problems – Expanding Algebra
Earn Your Stripe!
- Upload a picture or screenshot of student answers to visible personal interest questions as well as two quotes from students about what they thought.
- This can be earned 5 times. However, it must be on separate assessments.