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
(SumBlox創辦人David Skaggs 與學生Elijah)
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…
Discover the mystery of math by operating stacking numbers and understanding how the numbers related to each other
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.
Through the professional training, workshop, certificate and series of video, teaching math to early-age kids and elementary kid is easy and fun.
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.