Motion Math Blog

The Loan Shark

by on September 22, 2016

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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Librarians love Motion Math

by on June 29, 2015

The Motion Math Educator has been selected as a 2015 Best App for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians! Are you a librarian or educator? If so, you can sign up for a free trial. Thank you very much, librarians of America….and sorry for forgetting to return that one Judy Blume […]

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Motion Math expanding…

by on June 3, 2015

As reported today on EdSurge, we’ve received a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand our edtech efficacy platform, which measures which digital activities help students learn. The funding gives us the opportunity to bring on more great teammates! Are you a developer or interaction designer interested in improving how kids […]

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Cupcake! Edu Classroom Contest Winners

by on May 26, 2015

Given all of the amazing feedback we’ve heard from teachers around Motion Math: Cupcake! Edu, we had really high expectations for our classroom contest. The submissions and high scores surely didn’t disappoint. Here are the winners by category: Design: We asked students for suggestions on how we can make Cupcake! an even better learning tool, […]

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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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