Motion Math Blog

Man vs. Machine: Will Human Workers Become Obsolete?

by on May 29, 2012

NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman asks “Will human workers become obsolete?” Towards the end of the segment, both Jacob and Gabriel share how Motion Math (and our fun math games) fit into the larger picture for future employment. Developing better math skills will set learners up for success in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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How to Understand Place Value: 3 Fun Family Math Activities

by on May 28, 2012
Place value mats from billions to thousandths

Why is place value so important and so challenging for learners? If students have a weak understanding of place value, a critical concept for all other math concepts, they have a difficult time understanding decimals and may assume the number of digits means that a number is larger. Students find place value challenging because they do not have a deep conceptual understanding of the multiplicative relationships in the base 10 number system.

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Math Class Needs a Makeover: Dan Meyer

by on May 27, 2012

Do you want to raise a patient problem solver, a learner who can independently formulate questions and determine the information needed to figure out problems?

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Introducing: An Bui, Social Media Marketer for Motion Math

by on May 26, 2012
An

Find An on this blog, Twitter (@motionmath), Facebook (facebook.com/motionmath), Pinterest (pinterest.com/motionmath) and say hello, and let her know how she can help you and your learners!

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3 Addition Games For Family Math Night

by on May 25, 2012

Playing fun addition games with your child can deepen his or her relationship with addition and develop fluency with multiple ways of adding, while you spend quality time together!

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How to Get Your Kid to Stop Saying Math is Hard: 4 Estimation Activities

by on May 24, 2012
Estimate the number of pencils in a can

Do your kids have math phobia? Have you heard them complain “math is hard”? You can use our cool math games to help your child develop math confidence, but what else can you do?

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Motion Math: Wings Soars into App Store

by on May 16, 2012
Motion Math: Wings giveaway

We are excited to announce the release of our next game – Motion Math: Wings! Motion Math: Wings shows multiplication in six different visual forms: rows of dots, clusters of dots, “groups of” dots, a grid, a labelled grid, and symbols (2 x 3). Fun flight animations and sound effects help learners master foundational concepts of multiplication and estimation.

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Calling all San Francisco teachers!

by on February 23, 2012

Do you teach elementary school students in San Francisco? We’d like to visit your classroom to test our latest math games – we’ll bring the iPads and our latest prototype.

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Landmark study: Motion Math improves fractions knowledge, attitudes

by on December 7, 2011

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.

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Praise effort, not smarts

by on October 11, 2011

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).

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