Motion Math Blog

Motion Math is now live on the web!

by on February 23, 2017

  “Can my students play Motion Math on Chromebooks?” That’s the most common question we’ve been asked over the years by teachers. Well, that and “How do you make conceptual, instructional math so darn fun?” 😉 Today, our answer is finally: Yes! Students can now play Motion Math’s games inside the Chrome browser, on any desktop, […]

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Promoting a Growth Mindset Through Personalized Mindset Coaching

by on November 30, 2016

  Motion Math’s company mission is to help children find delight in intellectual challenge. When children learn to love the experience of struggling through frustration and confusion, their lives abound with discovery. Earlier this year, we created an experiment to explore two key questions related to this mission: • Can we improve student’s relationship to […]

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Factors of Learning – a new tool for personalization

by on October 20, 2016

We’re excited to announce a new tool in the Motion Math teacher dashboard – Factors of Learning. This new report offers innovative data to help you build a student’s learning mindset – a whole new way to personalize learning. Best of all, as complex as that sounds, it’s easy to understand and act on. Motion […]

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New game content…update your apps!

by on September 22, 2016

We’re encouraging all Motion Math subscribers to update your apps, or politely ask your local IT guru to do so. (Even better, turn on “Automatic app updates” on your iPads.)  Why? Because we’ve just added some new game content and features: 1. Our operations game Match has three new sections: Numbers, Basic Addition, and Visual Multiplication.  […]

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The Loan Shark

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We’ve just added a new feature to the latest version of our economics simulation game Cupcake: the loan shark. Loans and debt are a significant economic and life-skill issue worth discussing with your students: the average U.S. household has $15K in Credit card debt, $27K in Auto loans, and $49K in student loans! Our goal was to […]

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More ways to Match – new levels!

by on September 20, 2016

Hello Motion Math Educators! We hope your school year is off to a great start. We’ve been working hard to improve the Motion Math experience for administrators, teachers, and of course, students. One of the new developments that we are most excited about is reboot of Match, our game about equality and working memory in which players try to find […]

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Top 7 Criteria of a Great Learning Game

by on May 17, 2016

According to a 2015 study by Project Tomorrow, 62% of elementary school teachers use games in the classroom. At Motion Math, we’re positively thrilled that more and more teachers recognize gaming’s potential as an instructional medium. But with so many learning games out there, how can educators identify the best resources? Our own judgment boils […]

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Control which games appear in Motion Math

by on March 20, 2016

We’ve added a new level of customization to Motion Math. If there are games with content too advanced or too basic for your students, or if you want students to focus on a particular math concept, you can hide games from the Motion Math Educator homescreen. Simply sign in, go to your settings page, and […]

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4 million thank yous!

by on October 13, 2015

This month, Motion Math passed a big milestone: our apps have been downloaded over 4,000,000 times. Woah. Thank you to all the educators and parents for your support and feedback these past five years. Here’s to 4 million more delightful learning experiences!

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How can a six-year-old remember a password?

by on September 30, 2015

Traditional passwords – gibberish collections of letters, number, symbols – are notoriously difficult to remember, as depicted in a memorable XKCD. At Motion Math we like using LastPass for all our company passwords, but it certainly wouldn’t work for a classroom setting. Every elementary teacher has had precious instructional time taken away because students couldn’t start […]

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