Why MathGirl is Special
MathGirl games prevent the “bad at math” experience and at the same time, attract strong math students. MathGirl starts with the bare-bones basics of numbers–their composition and relationships to each other– and moves clearly and gradually into more complexity.
MathGirl fills in math learning steps often missing in school. An important step in early math is to move from counting on fingers to doing math “in your head.” Number Garden is a simple system for helping girls visualize numbers and their relationship to each other.
MathGirl teaches first and then increases speed and fluency. Most math app games are drills that deal with increasing speed and work if you already know your math facts.
MathGirl games are made for girls. Girls like to play but not necessarily compete. Girls like to make, grow, and nurture things.
MathGirl develops self confidence in math. Girls tend to have lower math scores when their teachers lack confidence in math (See this news report.) MathGirl offsets that effect.
MathGirl engages girls. Cute graphics, simple, yet challenging games, and an appealing reward system help girls discover the experience of numbers.
MathGirl helps girls with different learning styles with a mind-expanding “right brain” approach. Number patterns, called “groupings” by teachers, and their relationships to each other provide a rich alternative to standard approaches.
MathGirl is positive and rewarding. MathGirls go their own speed. They can count again until they get the answer right. All answers recorded are right answers, and all right answers earn stars.
MathGirl is an appealing incentive and reward system. MathGirls can see the items that they can buy with more stars and in higher levels. They can “unlock” new items as they replay levels to get faster or play higher levels.
MathGirl Number Garden is the first in the MathGirl Series. Watch out for MathGirl Adding House and MathGirl Subtracting Store.