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Mastery-based learning means that you don’t have to waste your time on concepts you’ve already mastered.
Each problem is tagged to the Common Core so you know exactly which concept you’re working on and sort by concept.
“Practice makes perfect,” right? But what happens once you’re perfect? Mastery-based learning works under the assumption that students’ progress through a course should be dependent on their proficiency, rather than the amount of time they spend practicing. Sounds pretty logical to us. And as it turns out, mastery-based learning is super effective: studies show that it has positive effects on the test performance of students in college, high school, and the upper grades of elementary school (Kulik, 'Kulik and Bangert-Drowns, 1990).
X, Y, and Z will vary depending on the problem type, the difficulty of the problem, the phase of the moon, and which monster truck is the current reigning champion. (But mostly just the first two things.)
Source: Kulik, C.-L., Kulik, J. A., & Bangert-Drowns, R. L. (1990). Effectiveness of mastery learning programs: A meta-analysis. Review of Educational Research, 60, 265-299.