Education How to improve maths instruction utilising mastery-based learning and technology for targeted differentiation The lesson was going great. Most of my senior math students seemed pretty switched on to what I had just explained. That was until they had to perform an operation involving fractions. But they should have mastered fractions long ago, right?

Education How does mastery learning compare with performance-oriented learning, and why should teachers care? "Will this be on the exam?" Typically, the frequency of students asking this question increases with age. Primary students learn that exams are somehow important. Astute middle school students recognise a correlation between their test scores and semester reports. Eventually, upon graduation from secondary school, students have often realised that