+ Why is this better than regular learning?
Studies show that hands on learning is more effective than lecturing; Cashtivity is interactive, so you’ll learn more this way, and it’s more fun!
+ Can I use Cashtivity alone?
Cashtivity is designed for small group collaboration, so it works best while in the classroom or in another group setting. However, you can also do it alone or as a whole class.
+ Is it just for math?
Right now, yes. We’re hoping to expand into more courses soon!
+ How long does it take?
Most challenges take about 45 minutes or one class period. There are also shorter, 5 minute, and 15 minute, challenges coming soon!
+ What do I get out of it?
Cashtivity helps to build math skills and learn new math skills through interactive challenges and collaboration. Learning math through real world challenges helps develop life skills and opens up opportunities.
+ Do I have to pay?
No! The first 3 challenges are completely free, you just need an access code. After that, the remaining lessons are available for purchase.
Account & Setup
+ What do I need to use Cashtivity?
Castivity is designed for all electronics with internet access. (i.e: laptops, desktops, smartphones, tablets, etc.)
+ How does it work?
Your teacher will start a challenge and give you a code. You then type in your email and that code and you’re in! Anyone who types in that code will be participating in the same challenge as you. You then work together to develop business ideas while using relevant math skills.
+ Do I need to give my email or make an account?
You should login with your email so your progress can be saved to your profile; however, if you dont have an email, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
+ What if I don’t have an email?
All you have to do is type in the access code provided by your teacher, select an avatar, and you’re in! The only downside is that if you close the window and come back to the challenge later, you’ll have to enter with a new avatar.
+ Who can see the comments I write?
Everyone with the access code for your challenge can see everything you post and write in the comments.
+ What’s the bell in the top right corner for?
The bell is to show you if you have any notifications; for example, if somone shares a poll with you, then a “1” will appear next to the bell.
+ Why do responses appear above the instructions?
What your seeing is just like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or any other social media outlet; you scoll down to see older posts, and more recent ones show up at the top of the page.
+ I’m confused, what do I do?
Don’t worry! Cashtivity has buttons strategically placed if you need help; if you’re confused at any point you can click on the “idea” button, then click on the question mark on the right. When you click on the question mark, it will give you 3 ideas that either you could use, or you could use as inspiration! Also, you can always post a message or comment and ask your teammates what to do next.
+ How do I create a graph?
You can either draw a graph by hand, snap a photo, and upload it, or you can use a program such as Excel or Google Charts to create a graph. When using a digital tool, take a screenshot of your graph to upload.
+ Why does it scroll to the top while I’m working?
If the challenge scolls up it means someone else in your challenge has posted something in the live stream.
+ How come a new instruction appeared before I was done typing?
If the bot instructs you to create 3 ideas, it means that the next instruction will not appear until 3 ideas are generated. If you’re still creating an idea when the next instruction appears you can continue to work on your idea and then post it whenever you’re ready!
+ Can I edit things I’ve already posted?
For now you can only delete things you’ve posted. Editing is coming soon!
+ Who sees the polls I post?
Anyone in your class who is working on the same challenge as you can see the polls you post, even if they’re in a different stream.
+ Can I create a poll even if someone else already did?
The people in your challenge can create as many polls as they want, regardless of whether a poll has already been created. Just make sure your question hasn’t already been polled?
+ What does “Generate Random Results” mean in polls?
If you’re doing a challenge by yourself, for example, and want to have random data from your poll, you can click the “Generate Random Results” button and the bot will vote randomly
so you can finish the challenge.
+ Can I make my own challenges?
Not right now. Soon you’ll be able to do that and more!
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