In this mode, students have the ability to complete their basic skills math courses in a personalized mode.
|Pace is set by the student.||Pace is set by the instructor|
|Student determines how much time they need to spend on a concept before moving on.||Student may have to move forward before fully grasping a concept.|
|All assigned practice assignments much be complete before testing.||Homework might not have been completed, or even attempted, before testing.|
|Focus of practice will be on what the student is personally struggling with, not all of the content.||Student must practice all of the content for full credit.|
|Small group workshops led by the instructor, instructional IA, or a student tutor. Students pick which topics they are interested in attending.||The entire class listens to a lecture led by the instructor.|
|Student chooses the date and length of time for their exams.||Exam dates and times are fixed by the instructor.|
|Multiple attempts to pass an exam (master the content).||One attempt at an exam. Pass or fail, you move on to the next section of content.|
|Personalized review and support between attempts.||Minimal revisiting of concepts.|
One of the key features of the Math Emporium is that it uses Mastery Learning as a corner stone. You must show that you understand (have mastered) a certain percentage of the material before you are allowed to move on to the next chapter. In this way, students are no longer just struggling to get by, but are building a stronger foundation for their future material.