Had a great talk today with Scott Laidlaw of Imagine Education which developed Ko's Journey - an innovative online interactive middle school math game and curriculum supplement. It is designed to increase student achievement through game experiences and a once a week tutoring session.
The results: those participating were 82% more likely to score in the proficient category compared to their peers.
This is very cool. Scott and his team focused on making math less scary and reduced increase critical thinking through the scenarios presented. The program can be purchased by schools or for home use.
More to come as I really believe in using new tools to teach math!