~New educational platform offers kids a fun, personalized math mentor
in the palm of their hand~
December 16, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – Circumventure Learning has announced the national launch of SkyMath, a new app designed to boost math confidence and skill level in children grades K-4. Now available in the app store for all iPad devices, SkyMath allows parents to access skill level, monitor growth and celebrate the mathematic achievements of their children.
SkyMath assesses a child’s skill level through an adaptive diagnostic test to identify areas with the greatest opportunity for growth. The app then creates a personalized learning profile for each child with recommendations on educational apps to help them tackle math skills at their skill level. Once the child is confident in that skill, they return to SkyMath to re-assess their proficiency so they can move on to the tackle the next skill set. The diagnostic test and first section of the learning profile on SkyMayth is available at no charge. Many of the recommended apps are free, while the others cost between $0.99 and $3.99.
“There are an overwhelming number of math apps in the App Store,” said SkyMath CEO Scott Hamilton. “As a father I wanted a tool that allows parents to assess their child’s skill level but also offers guidance from educators on what apps are most beneficial for each child’s individual skill level.”
CEO Scott Hamilton has been working to improve learning opportunities for American kids for 25 years. He designed and for 5 years led the effort to grow KIPP (the Knowledge is Power Program) from two schools in 2000 to over 160 of the celebrated inner-city public schools. He served as Massachusetts’ Associate Commissioner of Education and has worked with many different private schools, public schools, and learning tools.
Hamilton has worked with Teach for America alumna Kristen Cragwall to assemble a team of former math teachers, Teach For America corps members, software developers, designers and mobile game programmers to create an application that is engaging and educational to help kids excel in math. SkyMath is designed to supplement what children are already learning in school and meets high standards for math, including new state standards that are in line with the Common Core standards.
SkyMath is available for download at: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/skymath/id973986137?mt=8
SkyMath is a new app that turns iOS devices into the most fun, most personalized math mentor imaginable. The app assesses a child’s skill level through an adaptive diagnostic test to identify areas with the greatest opportunity for growth. SkyMath then creates a personalized learning profile for each child with recommendations on educational apps to help them tackle math skills at their level. www.skymath.com