Very exciting news: today GameDesk has published the first experimental research on iPad learning. Professor Michelle Riconscente, an expert in educational technology and assessment at USC, studied 122 5th graders playing our iPad game Motion Math HD.
There’s an excellent review of Carol Dweck’s work on mindset and related neuroscience research in this month’s Wired. Essentially, people who believe more in their ability to grow mentally (a growth mindset) learn more from mistakes that those who have a static view of their own intelligence (a fixed mindset).
Three recent academic studies gave us much inspiration and confidence that our number sense game suite is targeting a super-crucial area of early mental development. These studies come from Carnegie Mellon University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Missouri.