Curriculum Associates Adds Learning Games to i-Ready®and Ready® Classroom Mathematics to Help Students Practice and Master Mathematical Concepts
New interactive games for Grades K–5 help develop students’ internal motivation while encouraging productive struggle
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., August 28, 2019—To help students in Grades K–5 strengthen their understanding of key mathematical concepts, Curriculum Associates has added Learning Games to its i-Ready and Ready Classroom Mathematics programs, which are used by more than 7 million students nationwide. The new interactive games provide engaging mathematics practice that strengthens students’ understanding of mathematical concepts—including fluency and number sense—and fosters a positive relationship with the challenging skills found in today’s elementary standards.
“Learning Games were created based on educator feedback to supplement classroom, teacher-led instruction,” said Jacob Klein, director of Learning Games at Curriculum Associates. “Educators can easily incorporate them into regular class time, rotation stations, enrichment activities, or homework to provide students with a fun way to practice skills, develop fluency, engage in productive struggle, and build visual mental models of key concepts.”
The new Learning Games suite was born out of Curriculum Associates’ 2017 acquisition of Motion Math, founded by Klein and Gabriel Adauto at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. With the suite, students have access to specific games—such as Hungry Guppy, Hungry Fish, Zoom, and Pizza—based on their current grade level. The games address diverse concepts including early number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, number lines, integer and fraction estimation, economics, proportions, word problems, and more.
Within each game, students can choose from difficulty levels made available based on their most recent performance on the i-Ready Diagnostic for Mathematics. The Learning Games are intended to be played for roughly 20 minutes per week, or more at the discretion of educators or families, to give students time to explore and benefit from all the games have to offer.
“The kindergarten kids love it,” said Mindi Mayberry, kindergarten teacher at High Plains School in Loveland, CO, who piloted Learning Games with her students. “The games match their math ability and give them lots of practice—plus they can access this at home.”
To support the implementation of Learning Games, educators have access to an Educator Guide, Planning Tool, and a Common Core Alignments Chart. All administrators and teachers using i-Ready and Ready Classroom Mathematics also have access to Learning Games Playtime, Skills Progress, and Factors of Learning reports, which can be used to monitor student activity and progress in the games. All games are available to students at the discretion of the district.
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.
bulb Digital Portfolio Gives Premium Accounts to All Teachers
Game-changing digital portfolios advance teaching and learning goals and outcomes
Denver, CO – (August 28, 2019)- bulb Digital Portfolios, a modern learning tool, is giving all teachers bulb+, the company’s premium account, absolutely free. Already used in more than 120 countries, now teachers everywhere can use bulb to fuel their professional growth and teaching.
With a free bulb+ account, teachers can:
Create personal collections, curriculum and resources.
Track professional development and display badges and credentials earned.
Establish professional learning plans to meet goals and standards.
“A great education starts with great teachers. And, amazing teachers want to have their work with them no matter where they teach to model best practices for students. We support teachers in all aspects – from the classroom to the work done to meet personal or professional development goals,” said Eric Goldreyer, chief executive officer at bulb Digital Portfolios.
A bulb+ account (valued at $30/year) helps teachers incorporate best practices and demonstrate 21st Century skills for students. Teachers now have the opportunity to use digital portfolios as a way to transform and impact their current district or school’s digital portfolio program.Leading school districts across the country are using bulbEd, an enterprise solution for schools and districts, to prepare and meet the demands of the digital era.
bulb also announces that free “bulb” accounts will have more features, including:
Use and create templates.
Embed audio and rich media files.
Gather comments and feedback.
Showcase work in presentation mode.
Students can create a free bulb account to capture ideas, express knowledge and display your skills get the most out of college, career and life. Or they can purchase a bulb+ account for $3/month.
bulb is a safe, secure and ad-free tool. User data is never mined. Anyone can sign-up for an account at bulbapp.com.
About bulb Digital Portfolios
bulb is an award-winning digital portfolio simple enough to be used from K-8, beautiful enough for high school, college and career pursuits and powerful enough to use for a lifetime of learning. Over 1.5 million student and educator bulbs have been created from more than 120 countries. bulb is ad-free, complies with global data privacy and security policies and doesn’t sell user information to 3rd parties. bulb integrates with most LMS or SIS systems, including Microsoft Office 365, Google, Canvas, Schoology and Blackboard. bulb partners with Clever and ClassLink to provide single sign-on functionality. Learn more at bulbapp.com.