Motion Math Blog

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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Motion Math Zoom in the New York Times

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One of 8 Noteworthy Apps for Kids – Our number line is compared to Silly Putty – that’s a high standard for fun! Much appreciated.

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Send us an engineer = $3,141.59 = more great games!

by on September 7, 2011

Know any brilliant engineers? Motion Math is looking to hire developers to help us create more fun learning games! Help us and we’ll pay you π * $1000 – that’s right: $3,141.59.

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Motion Math Zoooooooom!

by on August 18, 2011

We are excited to announce the release of our next game: Motion Math Zoom! Players use the most interactive number line ever made to experience numbers at different magnitudes (and place values) from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths.

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Early number sense – that’s the ticket

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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.

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Calling all elementary educators in Los Angeles

by on May 19, 2011

Are you an educator in Los Angeles who works with elementary school students? We’re looking to partner with a 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade classroom or camp in LA over the next two months for an efficacy study on our fractions iPad game.

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Looking for SF Bay Game Testers!

by on April 17, 2011

Are you an elementary school teacher in the Bay Area? Or do you run an after-school program? We’d like to visit your school for an hour or two and show you and your students our new games.

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Woo-hoo – we’ve raised seed funding! Now hiring…

by on March 23, 2011

We are excited and honored to announce that Motion Math has raised an initial round of seed capital from a world-class group of investors: Mitch Kapor, Mike Wood, Dave McClure and Enrique Allen at 500 Startups, Reece Duca, Nancy Blachman, Dorothy Price Hill, Chris Yeh, and David W. Phillips. We’re also supported by a grant from the Noyce Foundation.

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Motion Math in the classroom

by on March 8, 2011

Here’s a fun video of a 7th grade class in Oklahoma competing in Motion Math – Thank you Candace Townsley for posting this video!

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