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, and certainly got to hear a lot of amazing ideas from a lot of passionate students. Lauren Bird’s classroom at St. Pius School must be filled with a lot of future game designers as we received pages upon pages of exciting suggestions ranging from adding gluten free cupcake options to incorporating and converting units for delivery distances to adding a store expansion purchase option for a sit down eating area for improved dining experiences. One of the most popular suggestions was extending the game beyond 40 days, which is a great sign all around. In addition to great game design ideas Lauren’s students also designed some tasty cupcakes outside the game:
Creativity: What do you get when you combine elementary students, cupcakes, and math!? A lot of delicious and productive engagement and creativity. Check out the inspiring student Toontastic videos on Julie Kramer’s class webpage from Mother Lode Adventist Jr. Academy which will be sure to make you smile.
High Scores: I must admit that some elementary students beat my score. Disclaimer: they played the game multiple times and I only have once 🙂 Surely, we have some future entrepreneurs playing our games with some very impressive profits being made. Any of you elementary students out there need an internship? 😉 Jeff Porter’s class at SF Friends School took the icing on this category with not only an impressively high average scores of $1,347.88, but high distribution across many students.
Thanks to all classrooms who participated in the contest for all of your hard work and enthusiasm. If we had our own cupcake factory, we’d be sponsoring many more cupcake parties to celebrate all the amazing learning we’re seeing across the U.S. and the world. If your students haven’t tried Cupcake, but sure to sign up for a free trial.