San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
Motion Math, the pioneer of fun, interactive mobile math games, is releasing its newest learning game for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch – Motion Math: Wings (http://www.bitly.com/mmwings). The app, available now on the App Store as a Top Three App in the Education Category, helps children ages 4 and up develop a conceptual understanding of multiplication, practice mental multiplying, and improve estimation.
In Motion Math: Wings, players use the accelerometer to control a flying bird who travels across diverse islands, building a nest and winning colorful feathers. Along the way, the bird solves multiplication problems.
“We’re excited that Motion Math: Wings shows different visual forms of multiplication, so players can better conceptualize this core math concept,” said Gabriel Adauto, Motion Math co-founder. “An intuitive sense of multiplication is absolutely crucial for learners’ success with more advanced math.”
Most math worksheets and math games only show numeric symbols, such as 4 x 5 = 20. Motion Math: Wings shows multiplication in six different visual forms: rows of dots, clusters of dots, “groups of” dots, a grid, a labelled grid, and symbols (4 x 5).
Motion Math: Wings includes:
•Fast, engaging gameplay, stylish graphics, and fun music for maximum flying excitement;
•Six visual representations of multiplication problems;
•Customization – players win feathers and twigs to color the bird and build its nest;
•Ten levels of difficulty, from estimation of dots for pre-schoolers all the way up to challenging levels for adults!
The Motion Math: Wings App is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.bitly.com/mmwings. Additional levels are available through In-App Purchase.
Motion Math creates fun learning games that let kids play with numbers. The company’s iPad app, conceived at the Stanford School of Education, made fraction estimation fun and physical and won a Serious Play Gold Medal. A rigorous efficacy study - the first done on an iPad educational app - found the game improved test scores 15% and attitudes towards fractions by 10%. Subsequent games - Motion Math Zoom and Motion Math: Hungry Fish – 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 Motion Math games. To learn more, visit http://www.motionmathgames.com.