What People Are Saying
Over 500K learners, parents and educators
Top ranked in App Store – #4 in US>Educational Games
Average user rating: ★★★★ 1/2
A 3D game where you advance by doing math? That’s like adding vitamins to candy!
Gummii combines proven math learning techniques with real engagement like no other app out there.
I LOVE THIS APP BEST EVER. But you need to add a cat as a robot.
Gummii is a gamified adaptive math learning system designed specifically for iPad.
It delivers measurable improvement in motivation, understanding, and automaticity.
Our Common Core-based Grade 1-3 curriculum builds “mental math” skills essential for later success.
Made For Touch
Most math apps are just recycled worksheets. Which leaves untapped potential.
Gummii was founded by a parent, math educator and mobile developer who shared a belief in the magic of tactile learning.
Research shows that concept acquisition becomes easier when abstractions are made concrete.
So we’ve designed our curriculum from the ground up, expressly for touch screens.
Blending proven ‘offline’ techniques with tools not available in any other medium. No PDF-style worksheets here.
Adapting To You
For us, ‘adaptive learning’ is more than just a catch phrase. It’s our calling.
Personalization is the essence of learning. To develop any skill, learners need:
- A curriculum focused on individual needs.
- Tools that build understanding.
- Targeted practice.
Gummii incorporates all three. And we’re just getting started.
Gamified learning is a nice idea. But you can’t fake fun.
Learning through play is not new. Ask baby animals.
Yet often it fails in its promise. Most “math games” are tolerated, not enjoyed. Some even distract from learning.
Gummii’s 3D game develops math reasoning independently, while reinforcing our core curriculum.
Above all: it’s fun.
The best inventions have their roots in great thinking. At Gummii we’ve been inspired and informed by some amazing thought leaders—a couple of whom we’re proud to call friends.
Great performers isolate remarkably specific aspects of what they do and focus on just those things until they are improved; then it’s on to the next aspect.
A game is an opportunity to focus our energy at something we’re good at—or getting better at—and enjoy. When [educational] games work—when they marry good game design with strong educational content—they provide a welcome relief to students who feel otherwise under-engaged in their daily school lives.
We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.
In my experience, children want two things in order to be happy at school: to exercise their minds and to show off. Mathematics may well be the subject where children can most easily satisfy both of these desires.
The monkeys solved the puzzle simply because they found it gratifying to solve puzzles. They enjoyed it. The joy of the task was its own reward.
Math underpins everything in the cosmos, including us, yet too few of us understand this universal language well enough to revel in its wisdom, its beauty—and its joy.
So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!
If we take the right actions, including reinventing education and fostering entrepreneurship, we can harness the benefits of this Second Machine Age and mitigate many – perhaps all – of the negatives, such as the stagnation of median income and the growth in inequality.
What matters most in a child’s development is not how much we can stuff into her brain. What matters is whether we’re able to help her develop a set of qualities we sometimes think of as character.
Finally, it was clear that the real innovation in Korea was not happening in the government or the public schools. It was happening in Korea’s shadow education system—the multimillion-dollar afterschool tutoring complex.
Innumerate people have a strong tendency to personalize — to be misled by their own experiences, or by the media’s focus on individuals and drama.
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