Mangahigh Launches 100% Free Games-Based Math Resource for US Schools

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Mangahigh, an online games-based teaching resource for K-12 math, today announced that the service will henceforth be free for use in US schools. From now on, teachers across the US will be able to use Mangahigh to deliver better math outcomes, and save money for their school at the same time.

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We feel that our games-based math teaching resource, combined with a $0 price tag, is particularly relevant to US schools today

From today, the games-based math resource will be free for US schools. Students, teachers, schools and districts across the country can now experience the revolutionary Mangahigh games-based math resource at no cost.

Previously, Mangahigh charged for access to some of its math content and its powerful analytics tools but, responding to hardship in the education sector, Mangahigh feels that a free service is now more attractive for teachers. From today, schools will have access to 100% of the Mangahigh math service for free and will be able to assign homework or classwork and analyze student results without restriction. Toby Rowland, CEO and Founder of Mangahigh said “We know that schools across the US are short on funding, and the situation may get worse before it gets better. That’s why we think it’s the perfect time to launch a completely free math resource for schools."

The announcement from Mangahigh comes at a time of widespread budget cuts in education and uncertainty over future funding. With storm clouds gathering over tens of thousands of teacher jobs nationally, and education budget cuts of $1.5bn announced last week in New York alone, the need to save money on academic resources is more acute than ever. At the same time, the 2009 PISA rankings identified low and stagnating math standards in the US. Mangahigh's new free service represents not only a way for teachers to economise, but also to get students enjoying math, and working hard to improve performance in tests.

Schools across the country have been adopting and using Mangahigh, including the ground-breaking School of One in New York, and teachers and students have been quick to embrace the vibrant math games, high-quality math content and friendly competition. Many schools such as Paducah Tighlman High School (KY) and Rio del Valle Middle School (CA) are recording significant improvements in written test scores as a result of using Mangahigh. Often unconsciously, students work harder in a games-based environment, striving to master difficult concepts and practising hard. Mangahigh supports student confidence-building with a fully adaptive service that presents students with progressively harder questions based on their progress.

With 40,000 math questions, each with its own hint and solution, and 11 original math games, Mangahigh offers broad coverage of state standards and the Common Core, and Mangahigh's analytics offers the necessary tools to implement Response To Intervention as well as day to day math teaching. “We feel that our games-based math teaching platform, combined with a $0 price tag, is particularly relevant to US schools today” said Toby Rowland, CEO and Founder of Mangahigh.

About Mangahigh
Mangahigh is a fully-fledged math teaching resource, aligned to state standards, that uses online game technologies and reward mechanisms to deliver unmatched student engagement in math. Incorporating more than 40,000 math questions and 11 unique maths games, Mangahigh boasts some of the most powerful analytical tools in the online math world. Mangahigh’s adaptive technology means that questions are always suited to the individual student, so gifted students are as well catered to as RTI, Remediation and Special Education.

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