Educational App Developer Mathspace Leverages MyScript® Handwriting Recognition Technology To Offer Interactive Learning Experiences On Mobile Devices

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Innovative math education app enables students to use handwriting to work through equations on mobile devices; digital data gives educators unparalleled insight into student needs

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Unlike most multiple choice math apps or apps that require scratch paper, using MyScript handwriting recognition technology enables Mathspace to offer real-time tips to students as they work through their math problems.

Mathspace, an education application developer, is utilizing MyScript® handwriting recognition (HWR) technology in its award-winning adaptive math program for mobile devices.

While most math apps on the market require students to work through problems offline and submit just the final answer online, Mathspace leverages MyScript HWR technology to digitally capture students’ individual steps. Using MyScript’s sophisticated software development kit, Mathspace was able to completely customize its app to fit its needs. MyScript HWR technology eliminates the extra, unnecessary processes that often deter students from using educational apps and allows Mathspace to serve as a seamless solution for today’s technology-driven student. The app’s adaptive learning engine can follow any solution path to offer constructive feedback throughout each step of the equation ultimately ensuring students reach the correct solution.

Targeted primarily at teachers, Mathspace offers an all-in-one solution for educators interested in reviewing their students’ work, along with their answers. Mathspace tracks all of this data digitally, enabling highly personalized lesson planning on the individual student level. This amount of student data gives educators unparalleled insight into the needs of particular members of their classes, and helps them ensure students have the prerequisite skills needed to advance.

“From the start, we knew that feedback at each step was critical for providing students the best learning experience possible,” said Mohamad Jebara, founder of Mathspace. “Unlike most multiple choice math apps or apps that require scratch paper, using MyScript handwriting recognition technology enables Mathspace to offer real-time tips to students as they work through their math problems.”

Since its release in 2012, Mathspace has received positive response from the teaching community, such as:

  •     “Since implementing Mathspace, students enjoy coming to class... our learning space has a real buzz.” - Cherie Connors, Learning and Teaching Coach, Harrison School Canberra
  •     “I am blown away by this product.” - Blake Rosevear, Mathematics & Physics Teacher, Lumen Christi College
  •     "Very impressive... It is hands down the best digital maths product on the market." - Stephen George, Head of Mathematics, Carmel School

“MyScript is pleased to partner with Mathspace to offer interactive learning tools that leverage the power of handwriting on digital devices,” said Jean-Marc Aichoun, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, MyScript. “By providing access to developer tools, we support innovative education developers such as Mathspace in creating solutions that enhance the teacher and student experience.”

Mathspace is demonstrating its solution at the BETT Show on January 21-24 in London. This will be Mathspace’s second year exhibiting at the event, having won the Secondary Digital Content award at BETT 2014. To see a demo, visit booth G151 at the Bett Show.

About MyScript®
MyScript is the acknowledged market leader in accurate, high-performance handwriting recognition and digital ink management technology. MyScript technology combines digital ink management with easy searching of handwritten text, as well as the accurate recognition of complex mathematical equations, geometric shapes and music notation. MyScript solutions are available on all leading desktop and mobile operating systems including Microsoft® Windows®, Apple® Mac OS®, Linux®, iOS® and Android™. With nearly 100 languages supported and a truly international team, MyScript serves customers worldwide from its headquarters in Nantes, France, and regional offices located in China, Japan, Korea, the U.S., and beyond. For further information, please visit http://myscript.com.

About Mathspace
Launched to the public in 2012, Mathspace offers a unique way for students to learn mathematics. With Mathspace, the textbook, exercise book, and notebook are digitised, meaning that all work is marked and stored for both student and teacher to look back on at any time. Mathspace offers step-by-step feedback, video examples, and hints to help students out when they get stuck. For tablet users, Mathspace’s handwriting recognition preserves the important hand-brain connection that is often lost when we introduce technology into the mathematics classroom. And lying behind the scenes is a powerful and complex knowledge graph linking all topics together and presenting users with a truly adaptive learning platform. Mathspace won the prestigious 2014 BETT award held in the UK for Best Secondary Digital Content and was a finalist in the category of Educational App of the year. BETT holds the largest educational technology awards and trade show in the world and showcases the most creative and innovative resources available today in the education sector.

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