What are Karma Points and how do I earn them?
Whenever you help other students on the Algebra Wall, 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!
How do I know how many Karma Points I have?
You can check the Karma Points Leaderboard to see how many points you’ve earned and how you rank compared to other students.
The number of Karma Points that you have earned is also shown on each wall post you make and on the top of the screen when you are logged in.
Why do I want to earn Karma Points? Can I win prizes?
The best way to learn math is to help others. The Walls are 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 iPads!
From September to April each year,we give out two iPads each month to the students who earn the most Karma Points (one to the middle school student and one to the high school student). The students who rank second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth in terms of Karma Points for the month will each receive a Math Nation prize pack.
Please note that while a student can win multiple prize packs over several months, each student can win an iPad only once. In addition, students may earn Karma Points for participating on the Wall, but will only be awarded prizes for Karma Points earned on the Wall if they are enrolled in that course (i.e. a student enrolled in Algebra 2 will not win a prize for being the top Karma Points earner on the Algebra 1 wall).
Can I also get community service hours for the time I spend volunteering on the Wall(s)?
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.
What do I do if there is an issue with my Karma Points?
You can post your issue on the Wall or email us at help@MathNation.com