Mindspark, EI’s flagship offering, combines focused research and ground work on how children learn concepts in grades 1-10 to develop content which is both engaging and enabling.
EI has effectively used the data received from hundreds of questions, which have been answered by over fifty thousand students, to develop a list of the 200 of the most prominent misconceptions in Maths. We define a misconception as a strong incorrect idea a student possesses in a concept which affects his/her learning.
These misconceptions often occur because students already have preconceived notions about the concept, and tend to over-generalize their experiences. Misconceptions acquired in lower classes can continue in higher classes without any correction in the child’s learning. We believe it is crucial for us to remediate such misconceptions so that students can learn more effectively. Our goal is to make these videos available to teachers using Mindspark. We hope these videos help improve learning standards in the classroom.
In the following video- we consider a misconception from the topic Measurement of Time. Students believe that the hour hand of a clock points exactly to the hour at any given time. We explore the importance of the concept in which the misconception occurs and then establish the misconception using data from our offerings, Mindspark, ASSET and Detailed Assessment, or by using student interviews. We then investigate some of the possible reasons behind the misconception by understanding why students could possibly be thinking like this. Finally, we try and suggest possible remediation techniques. We hope that you like the video. Happy watching!