Motion Math wants to make tricky math skills a fun, tactile game for kids to play with
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About Motion Math: Motion Math creates fun learning games that let kids play with numbers. The company’s first iPad app, conceived at the Stanford School of Education, made fraction estimation fun and physical by leveraging the iDevice accelerometer and won a Serious Play Gold Medal. A rigorous efficacy study - the first done on an iPad app - found the game improved test scores 15% and attitudes towards fractions by 10%. Subsequent games have received rave reviews, promotion by Apple, and #5 rankings in the Education category. Motion Math is backed by a world-class group of angel investors, including Mitch Kapor, Dave McClure, and Mike Wood (the founder of LeapFrog), and has been featured in TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Wired, WSJ, Forbes, and the NYT. Most importantly: kids, parents, and teachers love their products. To learn more, visit Motion Math at motionmathgames.com.
The Motion Math team has diverse experience in software development, video game instruction, media production, learning research, and education. We share a passion for games that motivate and empower learners.
Gabriel Adauto’s mission is to instill in learners a sense of wonder and empowerment that motivates them to combine math, technology, and creativity in their everyday lives. With a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford, Gabriel developed his engineering expertise in enterprise software development, providing stable, scalable, user-friendly infrastructure for many large institutions worldwide. Recognized for his high coding standards, Gabriel performed roles such as Product Release Lead and Architect. He also spent five years teaching technology classes, including Video Game Design, to children in the Bay Area and Sweden. Motion Math combines his technical skills with his passions for education and games.
Jacob Klein is a media producer, educator, and software developer. He's earned several Stanford degrees: a B.S. in Symbolic Systems, a Master's in Learning, Design, and Technology, and a hearty pat on the back from the Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship. Jacob won a Loeb (business journalism’s highest award) for a seven-part Lehrer NewsHour series he co-produced and edited; as an educator, Jacob tutored students in math and writing, and taught at a KIPP charter school. He’s excited to build Motion Math into a company that can provide many playful, rigorous learning experiences that inspire and delight.
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iPad learning app, Motion Math, can measurably deliver educational value
A USC professor studied 122 fifth-graders from two schools and four math classes to assess the effectiveness of our iPad fractions app for improving students’ fractions knowledge and attitudes. The study is the first to document learning and motivation gains achieved through iPad game play.
Professor Michelle Riconscente designed and constructed the study, funded by a grant from the Noyce Foundation. The full study is published by Game Desk: http://bit.ly/gamedeskmotionmath. Key Findings:
5th graders’ fractions test scores improved 15% after playing Motion Math, for 20 minutes over 5 days. This was a significant increase compared to the control group.
Students' attitudes and confidence towards fractions improved an average of 10%.
Virtually all students rated the game as fun and that it helped them learn.
Motion Math fuses fun and learning together to make math visual, interactive, engaging. We endeavor:
To help children cultivate an intuitive mastery of math;
To foster children’s delight in intellectual challenge;
To be parents’ partners in their child’s education.