Funexpected Math is an interactive environment for kids 3-7 years old with a continually growing collection of mini-games on math-related topics. Children develop a mathematical mindset effortlessly while playing engaging visual games.
— Learn COUNTING by feeding a monkey with the correct amount of juicy berries gathered from various branches. Yum yum!
— Create ALGORITHMS for a ninja to climb through the skyscraper to meet his friend, Kitty.
— Take a sharp Samurai's sword and slash falling GEOMETRIC SHAPES. Ki-ai!
— Explore SYMMETRY by stretching rubber bands on the geoboard to complete given geometrical objects.
— Recognise PATTERNS and assemble figures from parts to continue a sequence of mysterious Egyptian deities. Click click.
— Head a nimble snake to crawl over the sands to pick up NUMBERS in a given sequence and lengthen its tail.
— Master POLYGONS by putting together colorful jigsaw puzzles of Arctic animals.
— Apply LOGIC to catch the right type of fish with a net and fill the fish pond with your haul.
— Improve SPATIAL SENSE by assembling flowers from various geometrical figures and wait for busy little bees to come.
— Learn ARITHMETIC by adding and subtracting fireflies dancing in the falling twilight.
— Grasp hands-on knowledge of DIVISION by placing the loads, seagulls and air balloons among drifting Icebergs. Boom!
We don’t teach children stand-alone skills, but rather help them to cultivate various types of thinking and improve their learning skills.
The experience is engaging and tactile: tap, cut, or slide the objects on the screen to propel the story forward. It’s gentle education nourishing a child’s math mindset, but more than anything, it’s a friendly environment for learning in a natural and intuitive way.
As children actively engage in the game and progress through the tasks, they are doing so at their own pace. The difficulty is personalized and adaptive: the autonomy of gameplay allows young students to progress only when ready. All mini-games are designed in a “low-floor, high-ceiling” type. So the entering barrier of understanding how to play and doing initial levels is quite low. But the higher levels of complexity are fit for kids outside the formal age range of 3-7 years.
While the app feels like a fun game, it is grounded in research. We work with educators and researchers on math education around the world to bring the latest research findings into a beautiful and engaging educational product.