HOW DO I LOGIN TO Math Nation?
Click the Enter button in the upper right-hand corner. Enter your school name and the username and password you use to access other computers/portals at your school. If you have forgotten those credentials, you can follow the prompt on the Login screen to retrieve them. If that doesn’t work and you still need help logging in, email us at help@MathNation.com or call us (888-608-MATH)!
Is there a mobile app?
Yes, mobile apps are free to download in the Apple and Google Play stores. We guarantee our Math Nation mobile app will work on all devices – yes, even those old (up to 6 years) hand-me-down devices.
How can I watch the videos if I don’t have access to the internet?
Videos can be downloaded on the Math Nation mobile apps when wifi is available (at school, the library, a fast-food restaurant, etc) and then viewed at a later time when students may not have access to the internet – just like Netflix!
Our schools don’t have 1-to-1 devices and/or many of our students don’t have internet access at home. How can we use Math Nation?
There are many ways teachers can incorporate Math Nation into their teaching, even if classrooms have only one terminal or students’ access to the internet outside of school is limited. For example, they can show short clips to complement instruction to the class, or show a whole video to some students while working in the corner with a small group of students. Many teachers have had success with these approaches. We’ve curated a number of strategies from teachers in the Teacher Area (log in to check them out). You can also post this question in the Teacher Wall when you log-in to see what other great ideas your colleagues from across the state have to offer.
To help your students who don’t have regular home internet access: We find that students often have a sibling, parent, or grandparent who has a smartphone or tablet and is willing to let them download the app for at-home use. The Math Nation app works on any iPhone, iPad, or Android device from the last six years. If students have a device but no internet at home, they can download videos at school or a fast-food restaurant when they do have wifi and watch them later offline (just like Netflix!).
What are Karma Points and how do I earn them?
Whenever you help other students on the Student Walls, a Study Expert will award you Karma Points. You can earn points by directing other students to videos that will address their questions, by explaining how to start solving math problems that are posted on the Wall, or by showing other students where in their solutions they’ve made an error. But remember, you won’t earn Karma Points if you just give answers to other students’ questions!
Why do I want to earn Karma Points? Can I win prizes?
The best way to learn math is to help others. The Wall is a great place to practice what you know. In addition to bragging rights, Karma Points lead to great prizes! Recently, students have won t-shirts, pizza parties, and iPad Minis! For more information about Karma Points, log in to Math Nation and visit the Leaderboard.
Can students earn community service hours through Math Nation’s Math Tutoring Walls?
Yes! Many districts and programs requiring community service will allow you to earn community service hours for helping others on the wall. To make this easy for you (and the adults in your life), we have created a special report that you can download from your My Account page in Math Nation to show proof of the time you spent on the Wall, the kind of help you provided, and the number of Karma Points that you earned. Each report includes a time-stamped activity log and a unique six-digit code that your teachers or counselors can use to verify your activity.
Is training available for teachers?
Math Nation provides free district or school-wide training for teachers and administrators. Email Trevor@MathNation.com for more information and to schedule a training session.
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