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Using Games to Transform K-5 Mathematics Education

Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Using Games to Transform K-5 Mathematics Education

Presented by Prof. Shimon Schocken, Computer Scientist, Educator, and Co-founder of Matific

Sponsored by Matific

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This recorded edWebinar focuses on the challenges and opportunities that games, mobile devices, and online learning present to high-quality mathematics education. Is it possible to teach and learn mathematics effectively outside the traditional classroom? What is the role of the teacher in such settings? What is the role of the parents? Hear these questions and share some of the lessons learned from building and supporting a leading online math learning platform around the world.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to K-5 teachers and school and district leaders.


Shimon SchockenAbout the Presenter

Shimon Schocken is the founding dean and professor at the Efi Arazi School of Computer Science at IDC Herzliya. He also taught at NYU, Harvard, and Stanford, and was Chairman of the Israeli Ministry of Education’s Computer Science Committee. The courses that Shimon developed were adopted by 400+ universities and are listed in Coursera’s top-rated courses. His work is described in a best-selling MIT Press book and in popular TED Talks. He is co-founder and academic director of a programming bootcamp for learners from underprivileged backgrounds, a project that won two Google EDU Innovation grants. Shimon is co-founder of Matific, whose interactive math-teaching games are used in 60+ countries.


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Matific is a world leading, pedagogically rigorous, hybrid learning platform for K-6 math. Matific has been academically proven to help improve test results by up to 34%. Matific combines engaging activities with a rigorous pedagogy ensuring students are kept engaged, whether at school or at home.



Thursday, August 26, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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