Teachley: Math Facts – Design And Development Of Intervention Software Promoting Single-Digit Operational Fluency

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: EDIES13C0044
Agency Tracking Number: EDIES13C0044
Amount: $899,998.30
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
134 Morrison Ave, 2nd Floor, Staten Island, NY, 10310-
DUNS: 078363101
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kara Carpenter
Business Contact
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The web-based game, MathFacts, will include a series of apps for touch-screen tablet computers to support math learning for 1st to 4th grade students with major or sometimes intractable learning difficulties. In the game, students will learn content through mini-lessons, engage with problems in practice and speed rounds, and then receive formative feedback on their performance. Students will use and manipulate blocks, linker tubes, number lines, and interact with engaging pedagogical agents such as parrots and sloths. Students will set goals, advance to more challenging levels, and engage in competition. The game will be self-paced and will provide individualized formative assessment scaffolding when students do not know the answer to a question. A teacher management system will support professional development and will produce reports to guide instruction. The intended outcomes from gameplay will include increased fluency, conceptual understanding, strategy awareness, self-assessment, and motivation of basic math.

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