Math Evolve: A Fun Math Game, by InterAction Education and Zephyr Games, has really pushed the envelope. This app introduces a revolutionary “video-like” gaming app for practicing math facts. One of our students called it “The Call of Duty” of math games. Adam Coccari, teacher and creator, sums it up best when he says, “Achieving success in all levels of math starts with having a solid foundation in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.” Mastering these facts takes time and lots of practice, Math Evolve has that all taken care of in an enormously engaging format. You fight against challenging enemies and compete for high scores while you hone your math fluency, number sense, and mental math skills.
Students in the classroom raved about this game. One student said, “I think it’s a fun way to learn math facts, and personally, I like the boss fights…” Another one said, “All I can say is that it is just a really cool game, it’s exciting!” This ingenious math game, with all kinds of bells and whistles is getting the kids to practice their math. Who can complain about that? There are many levels, 12 to be exact, and you get to play in three different environments: Microscopic, Ocean, and Space. In the game, you encounter 18 enemies and 6 challenging bosses that will test your skills. We suggest engaging in the practice mode first, it is completely customizable so that you can set exactly what you want your child to practice and the surroundings are conducive to learning. The practice session is working well in the classroom as motivation to gain access to the “Game.” Data for teachers, parents, and tutors is readily available; the app displays reports on multiplication and division showing exactly which facts need more practice. After a student has played some multiplication or division rounds in practice mode, all the stats about their performance are saved on a times table chart to show their accuracy for each fact. All in all, this is the future – we’re sure of that!
We got the scoop from Adam… he is a 25 year old teacher, who got inspired to help kids relate to math in a “gaming” kind of way after tutoring a young boy. He partnered with, Clinton Bopp, a fellow teacher. Clinton hand-painted all the originals and designed and styled the game. Adam hired a development team in Colombia called Teravision Games to code this app. Kenny Johnson, from Zephyr Games, helped with this connection. They created the artwork based on Clinton’s original designs, and Adam guided them and produced the game by playing a new version every week. All-in-all it took 7 months to complete. Adam’s comment, “I invested every penny I had, along with almost all of my energy and sanity, into the project. “We, here at Teachers With Apps, wish you all the success, you deserve it!