Important changes to the devices we support
If you have students using Mathspace on a Windows or an iOS touch device, we have made some changes which might impact them. iOS app changes for iPad users Last year we released a new version of the Mathspace iOS app to the Apple app store. This new iOS app
Utah Education Policy Center recognizes Mathspace’s impact on student growth
The Utah STEM Action Center has reported a statistically significant increase in student math proficiency and growth for Mathspace students The Utah STEM Action Center is in the second year of a five year evaluation program, assessing the impact of digital adaptive math programs on student learning. A report presenting
What’s new for Australia?
An update on our content for Australia (July 2018 — September 2018) Michael and Jono from our content teamThe content team have been working on many projects, some of which you can read about elsewhere. But at Mathspace we are always creating and optimising our lessons and questions to make sure
What is adaptive learning?
And how can adaptive technology create personalized learning experiences for students? Adaptive learning is not a new concept, but its implementation is now finally becoming a reality and those in the education sector should know what it is so they can be ready to benefit from it. So what is
The Mathspace Teacher Challenge
A fresh take on traditional mathematics competitions In 2018 we launched our first-ever nationwide Mathspace Teacher Challenge in Australia. More than 80,000 students and 1,400 teachers from across the country took part in the Challenge which ran for four weeks, from 20 August to 17 September 2018. The
Our Esteemed Educators of 2018
We celebrate the top Mathspace educators of the United States In 2018 we named two hundred and fifty math teachers across the United States as the Mathspace Esteemed Educators, recognized for their vision and innovative approach to math education, their successful implementation of technology in the classroom, and helping their
Mathspace launches major Common Core content upgrade
New CCSS content spanning Grade 3 to Precalculus Today we’re pleased to announce a major upgrade of the CCSS [http://www.corestandards.org/] content on Mathspace. We want to make it easier for teachers to: understand and track how their students are learning; align our content to school scope
Common Core Upgrade
Detailed breakdown of what’s new Overview * Lots of new content — this includes more investigations and more subtopics. In particular, lots of new geometry subtopics * More granular alignment to every standard * Newly updated mapping documents on our curriculum page * More focused alignment to High School Algebra and High School Functions
Going down the rabbit hole
Fibonacci’s Numbers are amazing, creative, fascinating and worth every second of this blog post. That’s Jonathan, and his empty coffee cup!This week we didn’t have coffee with our school liaison, Jonathan Templin, because: a.) He doesn’t drink coffee and; b.) He recently launched Mathspace Canada
What’s new for the US?
An update on our new content for the United States (Jan to Mar 2018) Elementary The distributive property for multiplication is introduced to students in Grade 3 through the idea of the area model for multiplication. Students identify that the area of 9 x 27 is the same as the
What’s new for Australia?
An update on our new content for Australia (Jan to Mar 2018) Primary Year 4 In Number Patterns students in this year group begin to play with the idea of an unknown in a numer sentence. This new subtopic (Finding the unknown with add/sub [https://mathspace.co/ebook/chapter/
Predictability and its dangers
An introduction to information entropy That’s Mansour!We’re not just a math business; we’re a math technology business. So on top of having an awesome team of mathematicians, we also have an incredible group of engineers working here. Mansour is our Lead Infrastructure Engineer. That basically means
The Mathematical Reason for Deuce
and other intriguing insights into the world of tennis scores Last Monday morning at Mathspace HQ we started the day with an impassioned debate. It was about the first Grand Slam for 2018 — the Australian Open. What initially started as a chat about the Kyrgios/Dimitrov duel that had unfolded
To infinity and beyond, with fractals
The Coffee + Math Series This is Adam.We’ve squeezed in one final Coffee + Math catch up for 2017! This week we defied the sweltering Summer heat and had a hot chocolate with Adam Humphreys in Sydney, Australia. Before joining Mathspace, Adam was entrenched in the world of academia, devoting
Euler’s Identity: The Intersection of Math & Poetry
The Coffee + Math Series That’s Andie.Welcome to our Coffee + Math series. This week we had an iced coffee with Andie Hoyt in St. Louis, Missouri. Before finding her home at Mathspace, Andie was a high school Math teacher. Now she helps to run our US School Success team
How to make an infinite amount of money (and other things Statistics can prove)
The Coffee + Math Series That’s JackThis is our second instalment of the Coffee + Math series. It’s simple - we have a coffee and chat about our favorite math equations, math facts and math tidbits. What more could you want? This week we had (an almond milk) coffee with
Just go with the flow: The math of fluid
The Coffee + Math Series That’s JakeWe have a team full of mathematicians, math teachers, and math enthusiasts. We want to share our passion for math with everyone, so we’ve decided to launch a new series called Coffee + Math. Coffee + Math is as simple as it sounds. We have
These pretzels are making me…. Geometric
Here’s a fun (and delicious!) set of puzzles for you to try, inspired by “The Moscow Puzzles.” You’ll need a big bag of pretzel sticks (or other items of equal size, like matchsticks or straws). Puzzle 1: First, arrange 12 pretzels like this: How many squares can you
Mathematically Perfect Gift Wrapping -Explained
If you don’t like wasting gift wrapping paper (and we sure don’t), then this is the perfect post for you! Recently we asked if it’s possible to achieve mathematical perfection when wrapping gifts. Let’s start by considering how most of us would wrap a gift that’
Why Does Math Anxiety Continue to Plague Americans?
Like so many math educators across the country, my goal has always been to help students learn to love mathematics. If they can’t love math, I hope to instill in them an anxiety-free appreciation for the subject. However, mathematics has the unlucky designation of the most-feared school subject, with