A Platform to Study Learning Games Awarded Grants.
“Motion Math, an educational software company creating conceptual mobile math games, today received grants from the Noyce Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop an educational assessment platform. The platform will correlate mobile math learning experiences to mastery of Common Core math standards, structuring an ecosystem for teachers and developers to continually improve individualized learning….”
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is now taking entries from game developers and educators for a contest to create a computer game or mobile app that acts as a K–12 math assessment. One grand prize winner will receive $7,000 and an all-expense-paid trip for one person to showcase the winning project in a learning and games demo space at ETS in Princeton, N.J.
ETS is looking for innovative ideas that produce evidence of students’ knowledge, skills and abilities in mathematics. The assessment tasks should be based on a Learning Progression for a field of mathematics in grades K–12. The ETS Assessment Games Challenge features three categories of entry:
Variables and Equality Learning Progression (approximately grades 5–9)
Linear Functions Learning Progression (approximately grades 7–10)
Open entry for another Learning Progression in any other K–12 mathematical content
Entries must include a working software application that runs on a widely available software platform (e.g., web, desktop, iOS®, Android®, etc.). For a complete list of entry requirements, visit www.ETSGamesChallenge.com.
via ETS Launches Math Assessment Games Challenge – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.