Passion, curiosity and feedback loops. A way to enhance learning.
Numbers - understanding them is a requirement to understand somuch more of the world. For example understanding mathematics,negotiating your salary or making a cake.
So, could we help children (or actually anyone) understandnumbers? And could we do it on devices available to manypeople, such as iPhones and iPads?
We knew this much:1: Most children don’t like to sit down and be forced tolisten to somebody teaching them.2: They are curious, though.3: When passionate about something, there’s no end totheir patience.
Of course, we didn’t do it just by chance. We foundProfessor Diana Laurillard at University of London.She researches on how to help children with dyscalculia -or, put with normal words, problems understandingnumbers.
Combining pedagogy, neuro science andtechnology, Professor Diana Laurillardhad developed the practice of numberbonds to learn children numbers.Perfect!
This is Number Bonds by Thinkout The child helps a cute space traveler communicate with other creatures on his voyage through space. To get to the next level, the child has to learn something new about numbers, moving from size and color (concrete) to numbers (abstract).
To the child, it’s about play.To the brain, it’s about learning numbers.
Its made as a game to invoke to the child’s passion, to make them want to return to the learning moment.
This is how we optimize the learning curve: 1) Using only positive reinforcement creates a feedback loop that celebrates success rather than punish mistakes. 2) Keeping the child interested all the time, by making it difﬁcult enough to be a challenge, but not too difﬁcult to make it. The advanced adaptive technology in Number Bonds by Thinkout does just that!
Ready to help somebody start learning numbers right away?Find Number Bonds by Thinkout in Appstoreor scan the code to go there immediatly.
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