Announcing a MASSIVE–EdTech partnership

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We are proud to announce our partnership with Massive Entertainment – A Ubisoft Studio. Together, we aim to change the conditions for millions of children who struggle with math, and help teachers who want to introduce digital material in class. The collaboration also means that we can use the Massive Game Lab to study how children react when they use our math app.

Massive Entertainment blogged about the day when our app was tested in the Massive Game Lab for the first time. Here’s an excerpt:

Today the app will be tested in the Games Lab for the very first time by Martin’s daughter Birgit and Robert’s daughter Ella.

As Martin takes place in the observation room, Robert boots up the app in the Lab.

“The very core of the app is scientific. And with Massive’s help, we can now make sure the app is also fun – not only for the children, but also for their teachers and parents. It’s so important that they want to play it, not just in school, but also at home,” explains Martin.

In his doctoral research in psychology at Lund’s University, Martin was able to show that 8-year old children who learnt mathematics in a game environment could catch up on a whole term’s worth of critical knowledge.

On the other side of the screen, Ella starts up the app for the first time. They can see her move around in the game and stop by one of the checkpoints where she starts doing some counting.

“We want them to explore the world as they learn. Most of the time spent in the game should be about learning, of course, but like I said before, we also need the element of fun, which we hope that we can create with the help of Massive,” says Martin as Ella successfully finishes the checkpoint. On the screen, the characters are doing a little dance. Martin laughs.

“We’ve added a little dance every time they solve a problem – it’s important to celebrate successes!”

“Except the games we’re working on, this is by far the most interesting project I’ve had the opportunity to be part of.”
Robert Jansson
Massive Games Lab Project Manager

Read the whole article on Massive’s blog:
https://www.massive.se/blog/news/massive-partners-with-edtech-to-help-children-learn-math/

 

DI Digital and Sydsvenskan also wrote about our partnership:

 

DI Digital (article in Swedish)
“The smartest way to teach math? Use a computer game. This autumn, a learning game from Lund will be released to selected schools in Sweden.” – Link to article

 

Sydsvenskan (article in Swedish)
“Scientific EdTech has developed a math learning app for the Swedish elementary school. Two companies with special competencies now join forces to bring the app to the next level. The co-operation is the first of its kind for Massive.” – Link to article