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Curriculum Associates Acquires Motion Math to Enhance Engagement and Strengthen Conceptual Understanding for K–6 Students

Partnership will ensure more students benefit from Motion Math’s engaging learning games and develop healthy growth mindsets

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 8, 2017—Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math® to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas. Both Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® program and Motion Math’s games are designed with a focus on nurturing healthy growth mindsets, and the alignment of these two offerings will enrich student experience in the development of critical math skills. As a result of this partnership, Motion Math’s award-winning games will be available as a supplement to i-Ready, which is currently used by over 5 million students and educators nationwide.

“We are thrilled to partner with Motion Math both because of the integrity of their games and because of the close alignment of our values, which put student learning first,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “This is only the second company we’ve acquired in our nearly 50-year history, a testament to the high regard in which we hold Motion Math’s remarkable product. We look forward to enriching the i-Ready learning experience for the millions of students we serve with this unique offering.”

Founded by Gabriel Adauto and Jacob Klein while they were students at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, Motion Math engages students with visual math games that promote a growth mindset through feedback and coaching, challenging and empowering students to understand difficult concepts. It offers more than 500 levels of adaptive, game-based content in the areas of fractions, addition, subtraction, number line, division, multiplication, proportions, estimation, measurement, and more. These pedagogically strong games can be accessed on computers or iOS devices, both in the classroom and at home. Motion Math additionally includes a dashboard that allows teachers to track student usage, skill progression, and factors of learning such as confidence.

“To help children find delight in intellectual challenge—that’s our team’s mission, and we’re delighted to continue it with our new colleagues at Curriculum Associates,” said Klein, CEO of Motion Math. “This partnership means our current and future games will impact millions more students, including a large percentage in underprivileged Title I districts. In the context of i-Ready's powerful instruction and assessment platform, students will benefit from gameplay in ways we’ve only dreamed of.”

About i-Ready

Built to address the rigor of the new standards, i-Ready’s mathematics and English language arts programs help students make real gains. i-Ready collects a broad spectrum of rich data on student abilities that identifies areas where a student is struggling, measures growth across a student's career, supports teacher-led differentiated instruction, and provides a personalized instructional path within a single online solution.

i-Ready is currently being used this school year by nearly 15 percent of all K–8 students nationwide across all 50 states. Additionally, more than 1 million students use the program every school day.

To learn more about i-Ready, visit www.i-Ready.com.

About Curriculum Associates

Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

Motion Math was financially advised by Tyton Partners and Good Harbor Partners.

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