There are a ton of great educational websites and apps out there. However, most of these apps and websites cost a bit of money. We just came across a very interesting free resource for educational apps and games. MathGameTime is web platform that offers free math games, worksheets, homework help and videos for teachers, parents and children. We had a chance to ask the MathGameTime Team a few questions about their platform:
What is Math Game Time?
Math Game Time is a website for free children’s math games, worksheets and videos. I created the site and sister site Word Game Time with the help of both a team of teachers and a child therapist who curated the content. We have also launched several mobile apps including Math Monkey, Fraction Monkey and Fishy Math.
Our brand seeks to convey the notion that math can be fun and engaging. The most effective learning occurs when children don’t realize they’re learning.
Who is Math Game Time for?
MathGameTime.com offers free interactive math games, worksheets, video tutorials and homework help for Pre-K through 7th grade students. All topics are conveniently categorized by subject and grade level. We also have a blog with informational tools and stories for teachers and parents. For example, our blog offers tips for 5th grade success and ideas on helping children learn. Math Game Time is designed to be a learning supplement and is utilized by many parents and teachers seeking to keep their students’ minds sharp during computer lab or over the long summer.
What makes Math Game Time different than what is currently available?
Math Game Time differentiates itself by categorizing free math games by grade level and subject, such as Multiplication or Geometry. What is most unique about our company is that our staff is in the educational field on a daily basis. This ensures our content is relevant and grade appropriate. We try to connect with students in a number of ways to foster curiosity. Educational games, worksheets, social media, images and videos are all part of our plan to engage students and their parents on multiple levels.
MathGameTime.com offers free interactive math games, worksheets, video tutorials and homework help for Pre-K through 7th grade students. All topics are conveniently categorized by subject and grade level. We also have a blog with informational tools and stories for teachers and parents.
Why did you get involved in the Ed-Tech space?
The U.S. is lagging behind other countries in terms of both math and language proficiency. Our goal with Math Game Time and our other educational properties is to compel children to spend more time learning. We need to make math more engaging and interesting for all types of students.
We want children to associate math with positive feelings rather than perceiving it as a difficult subject to approach. It’s often a struggle motivating children to practice math. Math Game Time seeks to replace that reluctance with a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We try to increase kids’ motivation to learn by embedding educational concepts into a dynamic environment. It’s especially gratifying to witness a child asking to practice math without having to be coaxed.
Tell us about your team and their backgrounds
I’ve founded a couple of tech startups and have always been interested in the educational field. I created the Math Game Time with the help of both a team of teachers and a child therapist who curated the content.
Today, it’s very rewarding to watch children use our sites and apps. Math Game Time and Math Chimp have been used successfully by parents and teachers alike and I love getting feedback.
What is the next step? What do your current goals look like?
We are focused on growing and improving our offerings. We recently redesigned and relaunched MathChimp.com which has received a very positive response from parents, teachers and children.
Despite numerous hurdles, I remain optimistic about the future of education. Khan Academy and startups like DreamBox Learning are ushering in a new era of education. $600 billion per year is spent on education in the United States and we must continue to improve our school systems and innovate. Ten years ago, students had to learn Geometry from their assigned teacher. Ten years from now, students should have the ability to learn Geometry from the best teacher in the world. Hopefully, this can happen much sooner. There exist tremendous opportunities in terms of revolutionary apps, collaborative education platforms and adaptive learning. I’m excited to see what the future holds and want to make sure our products will be a part of it.