Motion Math Awarded $1m Grant for Edtech Efficacy Platform

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Motion Math Awarded $1m Grant for Edtech Efficacy Platform

Motion Math Awarded $1m Grant for Edtech Efficacy Platform

an Francisco--Educational software creator Motion Math announced a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its efficacy platform, which measures and validates the effectiveness of digital math materials. “The promise of mobile technology is to make learning more personal, effective and delightful. However, our nascent field is hindered by a lack of actionable efficacy data,” Motion Math’s CEO Jacob Klein said. “We’re grateful for the Foundation’s support as we strive to fill the gap.” 

The platform embeds mini-assessments in digital games and activities to power a data-driven feedback system that enables developers to continually improve their product efficacy and enables teachers to use validated materials ineffective ways. The platform also evaluates the student mindset. “When students believe math ability can grow, it's transformative,” Stanford Professor of Education Jo Boaler, a Motion Math advisor, said. “This is a promising platform for measuring which activities help improve student mindset.”