# Motivating the Mathematics Student

From KNILT

## Introduction

- Why are we learning this? A question that most students think about and a few ask during their time spent in a mathematics classroom. Students in today’s classroom are feeling lost and out of place, why should they have to learning something that has no relevance to them. Most of what they are being taught in mathematics can be directly related to a real world problem, one that grabs the student’s attention and keeps them motivated.

- This course is broken down into three lessons, ARCS model of motivational design, Student Interests, and Real Life problems. In lesson one you will be introduced to the ARCS model of motivational design and its role in developing a learning environment. In the second lesson you will learn about student interests and how they can affect learning and motivation. In the final lesson you will be assessing the value of real life problems in the mathematics curriculum.