involves the introduction of a favorable stimulus or reward to strengthen a desired behavior. On the other hand, entails the removal or avoidance of an unpleasant stimulus as a means to encourage a particular behavior. During my high school years, I found myself struggling with advanced mathematics. The subject matter was challenging, and I often felt overwhelmed. One semester, I had a teacher who employed a mix of positive and negative reinforcement to motivate students. For positive reinforcement, she introduced a system where we could earn "math bucks" for completing assignments, actively participating in class, and helping peers. These math bucks could be exchanged for small rewards like stationery or extra credit points. This approach boosted my motivation to engage in the subject and strive for improvement.