I like eMath because I can see how much and in what way my students are working. I can comment and correct their solutions. Positive feedback motivates the students to try a little bit extra, and it boosts their self-confidence. As a teacher I can build up a more personal relationship to my students. I can easily share my students’ solutions or my own solutions with the whole group. Going over homework at the beginning of lessons is much quicker when I have had a chance to look at the students’ answers before the lesson, and found typical problems. This makes it possible to use the lesson time very efficiently!
I like the fact that I can add my own examples and assignments, pages and chapters and delete ones I don’t want to use. Both my students and I can add pictures, videos, sound clips and links to the notebooks and build our own books. eMathStudio can actually be used in any subject, I find it especially good when students are doing portfolio type work.
It is surprising how quickly writing mathematics and building up the answer digitally becomes natural for the students! And now during Corona times the video chat that is included in the course environment has been very convenient. We used it when we had digital exams also, so that I could supervise the students while they were writing the exam.
Henna Lillhonga, Mathematics and Chemistry teacher at Vasa Gymnasium, Finland