“If students don’t understand fractions early on, they often struggle with algebra and mathematical reasoning later in their schooling,” – Susan Courey, assistant professor of special education at San Francisco State University.
A recent study found that kids who learned fractions through a music-based curriculum outperformed peers in traditional math classes:
This type of research is exciting, because it demonstrates the importance of music in the classroom and offers children a symbolic, language agnostic way to learn math.
This discussion got us thinking about Motion Math, our first game and the first iPad game shown to improve learning in an efficacy study (click for the executive summary and full report). Our game links:
We’re excited to see others innovating in ways to teach kids fractions. Tell us what you think – how do you address math learning in your home? What connections between math and learning do you see?