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為了幫助進度落後的學生克服在學習數學的痛苦與排斥,創造一套可建立【數感】及【量感】的系統
To keep students overcome the pain when learning math, we establish a creation of powerful learning games to learn math without sacrifice learning content to make it fun

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(SumBlox創辦人David Skaggs 與學生Elijah)

在2012年10月,我被指派當Elijah的數學家教老師,他從別的學區轉過來,進度落後不少。為了燃起他對數學的熱情,我們利用遊戲來學習,也嘗試了各種的方式甚至是iPad內的遊戲,但是只能維持幾天的興趣。為了幫助和Elijah一樣的學生克服學習數學的痛苦,所以故事是這樣開始的…

In October of 2012, I was asked to tutor Math to a student named Elijah, who had recently changed school districts and fell behind. To keep him engaged in the math, we turned to learning games. We tried everything from cards to iPad games, but nothing seemed to keep his interest for more than a few days. I wanted to help kids who have the same situation as Elijah to overcome their pain when learning math, so that’s how it start…

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在操作中【堆疊數字】和【理解數字之間的關係】,發現數學的奧秘
Discover the mystery of math by operating stacking numbers and understanding how the numbers related to each other

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我試著在運算基本的數學時,把所有的數字和實際相對應高度值做結合,然後堆疊這些數字得到總和,我發現這樣有助於【快速分解問題】。在進一步研究後,我意識到,簡化問題所涉及的技能都是基於【堆疊數字】和【理解數字之間的關係】。把這些概念應用到積木遊戲中似乎非常適合,因此開始著手設計SumBlox,效果出乎預期的好。

I tried to think of some methods that would help to envision numbers as the way I do when doing arithmetic in my head. When doing basic math, I imagine combinations of numbers with actual height value and then I stack those numbers to find the sum. I found it helps break down problems quickly. After examining these aspects I realized that the skills involved in simplifying problems were all based on stacking numbers and understanding how they relate to each other. Taking these concepts and applying them to a stacking game seemed to fit building blocks extremely well, so I began designing SumBlox.

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透過專業團隊整合:課程/推廣/證書/影音,從幼兒到國小,讓學數學更有趣,更輕鬆
Through the professional training, workshop, certificate and series of video, teaching math to early-age kids and elementary kid is easy and fun.

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我認為創造這套系統最有意義的部分就在看到學生對積木是【發自內心的產生興趣】並【運用好奇心解決問題】,透過系統化的教學,讓學生【看見數學其實很簡單】。

I think the most rewarding part of creating SumBlox was seeing students interest in the blocks and watching them work out fraction problems with genuine interest and curiosity. With the help of the system, it shows the students to “see “that math is easy to learn.

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我試著在運算基本的數學時,把所有的數字和實際相對應高度值做結合,然後堆疊這些數字得到總和,我發現這樣有助於【快速分解問題】。在進一步研究後,我意識到,簡化問題所涉及的技能都是基於【堆疊數字】和【理解數字之間的關係】。把這些概念應用到積木遊戲中似乎非常適合,因此開始著手設計SumBlox,效果出乎預期的好。