May 4, 2012 (Dallas, TX) – Blockdot Creates Sushi Monster™ Kids’ App for Scholastic
Dallas-based Blockdot, a mobile app developer, is the creator of Sushi Monster, a free iPad math game from Scholastic that is taking the Apple App Store by storm. Sushi Monster has become an educational app hit for parents, teachers and kids.
Since its mid-April launch Sushi Monster has hit as high as #2 in the Education App category, as high as #18 in overall, and has been featured in the Apple staff’s New & Noteworthy.
Sushi Monster allows kids to practice, reinforce, and extend math fact fluency and is completely engaging and appropriately challenging.
Sushi Monster was originally created as one of 18 new games for Scholastic’s new FASTT Math® Next Generation. FASTT Math helps kids become fluent and flexible in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts, freeing up working memory for the more rigorous math skills required by the Common Core State Standards. FASTT Math has always provided the most efficient, personalized learning path for fact fluency. Now it also draws upon the latest gaming theory and cognitive science to make it more engaging than ever for kids.
The app can be downloaded for free on the Apple App Store -
iTunes Customer Reviews:
Mathjunkie406 “What a fun way to practice math facts! We've come a long way from the flashcards of MY childhood. If the rest of the games are this fun, FASTT math should be in every elementary school in the country.”
JJ MOO COW “My daughter is in 6th grade and still needs help with multiplication and addition….this helps her a bunch. The graphics are amazing and it's FUN!!”
Free Technology for Teachers Blog:
“If you're looking for a free iPad app that your elementary school students can use to practice their addition and multiplication skills, Sushi Monster is definitely an app to add to list.”
Since 2001, Blockdot has built hundreds of entertaining experiences and online promotional strategies for the world's most recognizable brands. Blockdot’s mobile work has been featured in Apple commercials and we are recognized as industry leaders by the New York Times, Washington Post, and Adweek. Our extensive list of clients includes American Airlines, LEGO, Microsoft, Kraft and Universal Pictures.
Learn more about Scholastic at: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com .
Learn more about FASTT Math Next Generation at: http://www.fasttmath.com