It's been amazing. It seems as if we just finalized the program design yesterday, but we've got emails and calls from parents and the media asking about the program and telling us how it was just what their kid needed. It feels great.
Lanham, MD (Vocus) October 15, 2009
Brain Counts' recent release of two Kids Math applications for use on iPhone and other similar mobile devices has generated an unprecedented positive response from kids, parents and the media. The programs teach basic math facts to visual learners whose needs are typically not accommodated in the traditional classroom setting. The announcement of their recent release was followed by an immediate feature on CBS KPHO News 5. The applications continue to climb the charts of the top educational game downloads on iTunes and Brain Counts continues to receive "kudos" from happy parents.
Kids Math Ace was the first program released on September 22, 2009. It is aimed at ages 3+. The program uses visual representations paired with simple addition and subtraction equations to enable visual learners to grasp the necessary information. An appropriate number of correct responses upon level completion earns the player a "reward" in the form of a digital pet: puppy, duck, etc. Children playing the educational game can choose to "play" with their pets at any time and successful completion of each level earns them a new pet to add to their collection.
Kids Math Advanced was developed shortly after Kids Math Ace and released just two days later on September 24, 2009. It is aimed at a slightly older age group (5+), but some younger kids have moved on from Kids Math Ace to Kids Math Advanced at a younger age depending upon capabilities. The Kids Math Advanced program uses similar visual presentations to offer division and multiplication facts in a format that visual learners can easily digest. Children are again encouraged to spend time playing the game and correctly answering the multiplication and division problems through a digital pet reward system that kids of a wide age range enjoy.
Parents see the program as a tool that allows them to provide their pre-school through elementary age visual learners with the push they need to get the basics down in order to give them a firm foundation for their continuing education. In addition to providing an easily understood picture of the accompanying equations, the applications allow parents to control settings to increase or decrease difficulty by focusing on their child's strengths or weaknesses. And once the child has a firm grasp of the concepts being presented the visuals of the problems can be removed by parents so the program can continue to advance with their child.
Henry Ton, Brain Counts application designer, said, "It's been amazing. It seems as if we just finalized the program design yesterday, but we've got emails and calls from parents and the media asking about the program and telling us how it was just what their kid needed. It feels great."
One happy parent emailed, "Kudos to Brain Counts for Kids Math Ace! My 4 year old had absolutely no understanding of the basic addition and subtraction concepts. I hadn't been able to find anything to get his interest, but he loves playing games on my phone. I downloaded the Kids Math program and he loves it. He'd play it for hours if I let him. And now I feel much more comfortable about starting him in kindergarten. He won't be behind before he starts."
Brain Counts is more than excited with the response they've received since the release of the products and they believe that the huge positive response will only increase as they add more noteworthy educational games and tools to their product line. They encourage parents, kids and other interested parties to contact them with suggestions, comments and questions. Kids Math filled a need and they're looking to continue producing products that offer solutions to common educational problems through convenient and easy to use mobile applications. So feel free to make suggestions about possible solutions to educational issues you've run across. And Brain Counts will consider your problem their own.
To get further information on Brain Counts or the Math Ace visual learning tool get in touch with Henry Ton at hienthatton ( at ) hotmail.com or by phone at: 480-277-3847. Or you can visit Brain Counts directly at their website http://www.BrainCounts.com.
Company Name: Brain Counts
Contact Name: Henry Ton