KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The new school year is fast approaching, and for kids it is often a stressful period as they wind down from summer time fun to resume learning. But it is not all dull and grey especially since learning is now made so much more exciting with Zap Zap Math, a fun and engaging gamified math platform designed by Visual Math Interactive for students in grades K-6.
Zap Zap Math is the world's first critical thinking gamified math universe that was developed by Singapore and Malaysian teachers to help young learners master their math skills. The platform incorporates thousands of exercises that are tied to Common Core or State standards.
"After long holiday breaks, it can be challenging for kids going back to school to get back on track, much less learn new topics, especially when it comes to difficult subjects like math. But it does not necessarily have to be that way. With Zap Zap Math, they can make the transition effortlessly as the platform comes with highly interactive and engaging space-themed math challenges. Students learn as they play," said Zap Zap Math CEO and Co-Founder John Ng.
"As a former math teacher in Singapore, I could see how students struggled with worksheets that were basically one dimensional. Irrespective of the difficulties they were facing, students were forced to complete them anyway. But with Zap Zap Math, they get to go on a space odyssey of math challenges comprising animated and colourful characters with different levels of difficulties. If they get stuck on one challenge, they can always go back and try again, and get rewarded with points! It's self paced to encourage independent, learning addiction--no coercion involved," enthused Ng.
According to Ng, he was initially surprised to see the response and traction that Zap Zap platform has received to date with more than 1 million downloads (Zap Zap Math, Fraction Basics, Fraction Calculator, Zap Zap Fraction: Visual Fractions Tutor and Zap Zap Fraction Extended). It was also recently featured "Best New App" in the Apple App Store.
Since the launch of the Zap Zap Math platform almost a year ago, we have received numerous positive feedback from students, parents and teachers. Students are learning and having fun at the same time; while both parents and teachers are involved in the student's learning progress as they can monitor each activity in real-time and gauge real results via the Parent/Teacher Dashboard.
Just in time for the new school year, Zap Zap Math will be launching its latest update which includes more than 160 topics mapped to cover students' math curriculum for the entire school year.
"We are always looking for ways to improve Zap Zap Math and our latest update comprises several big changes: The platform now comes with a new and improved user interface for easier navigation with grade selector and slider, curriculum matching for all games, and simplified topic explanation for students' easy comprehension. It also includes clear mapping of topics to state standards.
"Beyond learning and memorizing topics, Zap Zap Math further develops higher-order thinking as it inculcates critical thinking and problem solving skills, which is often difficult to teach and learn in a usual classroom setting," he added.
"Schools are embracing technology wholeheartedly and we're definitely seeing a growing momentum in this space with more schools integrating Zap Zap Math in their math curriculum. It's an exciting time for us as eight schools in the US and Malaysia have worked with us to use our platform."
As for future plans, Ng was tight-lipped about further platform enhancements but hinted on the possibility of making Zap Zap Math a more immersive virtual learning experience for students far and wide.
Users can find and download Zap Zap Math through the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon App Store for free. More information on Zap Zap Math can be found at www.zapzapmath.com.
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About Zap Zap Math
Zap Zap Math, developed by Visual Math Interactive, is a math-based ecosystem which constantly innovates on the best education practices. The company's highly experienced team is made up of former math teachers, creative people, technologists and strategists, who work closely with a number of advisors including teachers, principals and education consultants across seven countries to ensure its games and content are both fun and effective. The app is currently available for play in three languages: English, Spanish and Bahasa Malaysia. More languages are in development, so watch for updates! Follow Zap Zap Math on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/zapzapmathapp), Twitter (@zapzapmath) and their website (www.zapzapmath.com).
SOURCE Visual Math Interactive