Supporting learning via scaffolding

Research has found that novices learn and process information in fundamentally different ways than those with more expertise. Therefore, it’s critically important to provide these learners with the level of support they need, when they need it.

This technique is known as “scaffolding.” Among the most effective forms of scaffolding is the use of worked examples of increasing complexity to foster constructive cognitive processing.

Pearson MyLab Math offers a practice environment that is informed by principles of effective scaffolding.

  • When students practice, they can access step-by-step guidance on how to solve challenging problems on demand.
  • Throughout Pearson MyLab Math’s practice environment, hints, videos, and animations are just a click away.

As learners progress through the course, they may begin to request less help, providing opportunities to practice problem-solving skills of increasing sophistication.

Learn how Pearson MyLab Math reduces extraneous cognitive load