According to the Mathnook staff, it’s all part of a larger plan to provide entertaining, educational math materials to home schoolers, teachers, and students seeking to improve math skills with fun and challenging activities. “Mathnook believes math games, worksheets and other teaching tools don’t have to be boring to be helpful! We specialize in the kinds of activities kids love, while building skills at the same time,” says a company spokesperson.
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Parents, students and educators may search for activities on Mathnook.com based upon the skill they seek to acquire. “Games like Math Balloon Integers and Golden Zeros Challenge, Baby Budget and Bus Driver Math are designed to allow students to learn and reinforce math strategies while having fun in the process,” the company spokesperson explains. With Common Core Standards materials available from kindergarten through high school, students outside traditional classroom settings can access Mathnook materials quickly and easily to participate.
One mother, Karen J. of Norfolk, Virginia, asserts that the standardized games and tools offered by Mathnook answer a real need in the homeschooling community for high quality educational resources. “I’m always looking for new ways to challenge my kids, but sometimes it’s hard to find advanced math teaching materials that they can relate to,” she says. “We were really happy to find Mathnook and see all they had to offer.”
Mathnook reports that their website is seeing increased traffic numbers on a daily basis, and more calls and email inquiries about their Common Core aligned games and activities. The company’s newfound popularity suggests the importance of their materials for academic success outside the bounds of the typical classroom.