Most Math Programs are not designed to promote skills in the following domain. Here is ow Cuemath differs from ll the other Programs.
|Design Attribute||Most other programs||Cuemath|
|Learning from mistakes. How are mistakes deallt with?||Need one right answer. Errors generally frowned upon. Marks oriented approach frowns upon mistakes.||Errors have diagnostic value. Approach is not to be afraid of errors. Fear of mistakes kills initiative and innovation. Cuemath's reasonig questions could have multiple answers.|
|Solving open ended problems. Problems with multiple solution paths.||The design of questions require a straightforward unitary approach to arrive at a solution. It’s a one answer, one approach design.||Child encounters many open ended problems in Cuemath. The program encourages creativity and celebrates divergence. Lateral thinking is encouraged.|
|Trying new strategies. Unconventional thinking||Rigid process. No scope for New Thinking.||Thinking out of the box is required of the child all the time. Problems are designed to make this a habit.|
|Focus on efforts. Does effort have value?||Right answer is key. Not so much the way you arrived at it. Effort is not recognised at all.||Right approach and solution plan are more important. Praising failed effort is important. Experiment, try, fail and learn is the approach. Builds fortitude and resilience and a never say die attitude.|
|Planning how to solve.||Rigid process to solve. Understanding not tested. Learning by rote can happen as an easy hack to problem solve.||Unconventional problems test conceptual understanding. Thinking should always precede solving in a hurry. How you approach a problem is key to success in solving it.|
|Defending your logic. Application oriented learning||No scope for elaborate explanation on why you did it your way. Often the right steps and answers are judged.||Ability to defend logic is examined. Depth of perception tested. Problems are designed to test logic building capabilities. Application of concepts is tested. Real life situations are presented as problems.|
Communication skills. Challenging the student
|One way communication, either answer correctly or be marked wrong! There is nothing to communicate! Teacher corrects answer sheets and seldom does she engage in a debate or challenge the student.||The need to justify answers builds this skill. Arguing out your approach improves confidence and communication ability. Creative reasoning puzzles require of students to support their answers with justifications. Often a child needs to engage in a debate with the teacher.|
At Cuemath, we train teachers to help students cultivate these qualities; we continuously review and monitor their classes to check if the recommended best practices are followed and share feedback, so that, in course of time, they come to embrace these qualities, become great teachers. Anyone who wants to be a part of a movement, to change the way children learn Math across the world can become a Cuemath teacher.
At Cuemath we have a community of talented teachers who are applying the best practices focused on research to give your child sound fundamentals in computer science, critical reasoning, and artistic problem-solving abilities. Cuemath provides live 1:1 Live Online Math classes. Book a demo and get in touch with our academic counsellor to get the best course for your child.
-By Ramesh Bharathi
Ramesh heads the training vertical of Cuemath. He has over 40 years experience in senior positions in leading industries such as Airlines, Investment Banking, Print media and Education. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial analyst and has also taught in ICFAI Business school, a leading Management Institution in India.