This company is paying kids to do their math homework!
Most kids hate doing their homework. Period. Most parents enforced their kids to finish their homework before they get to bed. Something that most kids don’t like to experience daily.
Who are we to judge them? We put exactly the same fuss when we were children and our parents were telling us that we couldn’t play or sleep until we’re finished with our homework.
Over the years, schools and parents have tried everything to try and make it a less of a chore, but without much luck.
But one company has come up with an excellent idea to solve this situation- paying kids to do their homework!
Mohamad Jebara has been motivated to create this app not just because he simply loves mathematics but he’s also concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring.
His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it’s helping students–and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.
How would the company fund this thing?
Mohamad claims that paying kids to do homework is no different to paying them to do chores.
He said that ” As a society we’re quite used to financial incentives, whether it be by the government, employers or at home.
When it came to funding, they decided to ask parents to pay a subscription fee to use the app.
But if the kids complete the work on time, the money goes back into the child’s bank account.
Will this program for the long term?
Speaking about the long term benefits of the scheme, Mohamad said:” Mathematics is so much more than just a subject you study at school.”
” In the long run, the money won’t matter anymore because, in the long run, the wonder of mathematics will be the incentive and understanding it will be the reward.”
They’ve been testing the idea for five months in Australia and they’re hoping to roll it out into schools in the near future.
According to their survey, they’ve found 75% of children are doing their homework if they’re getting paid.
Mohamad said that these students who are getting paid for doing their homework are more engaged than those students who are not on the rewards program.
Do you think this would work to your kids?
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