Motion Math Blog

Say “Wrong answer” while encouraging growth mindsets

by on April 22, 2015

One of the great advantages of digital learning tools is the ability to give learners immediate feedback, including negative feedback. Whether a student sees negative feedback as a final judgement on their lack of ability (a fixed mindset) or rather as a useful learning opportunity (a growth mindset) makes a world of difference. In our […]

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Motion Math: Cupcake! Edu and our Classroom Cupcake Contest

by on April 21, 2015

Today we’ve released the classroom version of our new game: Motion Math: Cupcake! Edu. Students create their own cupcake delivery business, learning about the coordinate system, unit rates, pricing, and diverse word problems. (More details on the game and relevant standards here.) Plus, Cupcake! Edu connects to your Motion Math teacher dashboard so you can […]

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Delicious! Motion Math: Cupcake has arrived

by on April 16, 2015

Our new game Motion Math: Cupcake! has just launched on the App Store! We’ve taken the concept of building a business, which kids loved in Motion Math: Pizza!, and added even more rich math. Players grow a cupcake delivery shop by buying ingredients, designing and pricing cupcakes, solving diverse word problems, and delivering to customers […]

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Yes! Cool! I did it! Look!

by on March 26, 2015

We recently participated in the NYC Innovation Zone’s Short Cycle Challenge, piloting the Motion Math Educator in the 4th grade classrooms of teachers Helen Bruno-Raccuia, Jackie Hickman, and Cris Curatolo of P.S. 30 Westerleigh School in Staten Island. Here, Helen describes our collaboration: Thank you Helen, Jackie, Cris, and your students for all your great […]

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Free Pilot Program for Educators

by on December 16, 2014

Exciting news: if you give us regular feedback, you can pilot the full Motion Math: Educator game suite and dashboard for free this school year! Sign up here. In September, our team released the Motion Math: Educator, which bundles all of our games into one iPad app and provides a dashboard for teachers to monitor […]

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From Entreé to Spice: the Promise of Assessment

by on November 3, 2014

(note: this post appeared on the Common Sense Media blog) The rapid ascent of digital technology in education presents a singular opportunity to transform assessment. With the capacity to capture student learning in a variety of ways, and in minute detail, educational technologies can engage students with authentic learning while simultaneously providing teachers with rich, formative […]

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Games and Learning on the Motion Math: Educator

by on October 2, 2014

Lee Banville from Gamesandlearning.org interviewed us about the Motion Math: Educator launch with good questions about our reasons for focusing on teachers.

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Introducing the Motion Math Educator!

by on October 1, 2014

Big news: we’ve just launched the Motion Math Educator, our classroom solution. What is the Educator? First, it’s access to all our delightful iPad elementary games: Fractions, Zoom, Hungry Fish, Wings, Questimate, Match, and Pizza, plus two new games we’ll add this school year. Second, the Educator is the answer to many questions we’ve heard […]

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Refer us your talented friends!

by on July 29, 2014

Help us hire a great teammate and we’ll donate Pi Thousand dollars – that’s right, $3,141.59 – to your favorite charity. Check out our careers page for current positions, then introduce us to a candidate. If we hire them (and they stay with us for 90 days), we will happily send you $πk.

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Is this your dream job?

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Do you love teachers, math, and creating customer satisfaction? Consider applying for our Director of Teacher Success position. Know someone who does? Send them our way for our Pi Thousand Dollar reward.

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