Love Of Math
Fog Stone Isle is a fun, engaging way for students to deeply learn mathematical concepts in a virtual world game they’ll love.
“Best Way To Learn”
FogStone Isle focuses on the late elementary and middle school math topics that students struggle with the most, in a game environment that makes learning active, extremely engaging, and fun.
Completely free for schools
Comprehensive reports and valuable assignment and lesson tools
CCSS and Textbook alignments included
Highest 5-star rating from Common Sense Education
The Science Of Learning
Cignition has transformed how students experience math, shifting from anxiety causing procedural worksheets into real-world scenarios, where math is intrinsic to activities students are deeply interested in. Cignition’s FogStone Isle was born out of years of research with neuroscientists, a panel of master math educators, and game-development experts, creating a learning environment that transforms the way students view and learn math.
The games within FogStone Isle optimize specific learning goals while reinforcing learning and improving recall. Through careful control of working memory load and design elements that stimulate different brain systems during information acquisition, we build stronger neural networks of integrated information that center around each concept. Key neuroscientific learning principles embedded throughout FogStone:
- Encoding through multiple pathways
- Integration of encoded information
- Strengthening neural connections
- Preparing the brain for further mathematical learning
Math anxiety is common. One amplifier of that anxiety is the tendency of people to believe that mathematical ability is inborn, rather than something to be mastered with focused effort. Students often aren’t engaged with math beyond the procedural exercises provided by worksheets and textbooks. FogStone Isle enables every student to gain confidence and conceptual understanding in an environment in which they are truly invested and engaged, and that continuously challenges them at a level that demands effort and exploration, but ultimately enables success and understanding.
Parent attitude has been shown to be very important in the development of their children’s attitudes about math. Cignition provides parents a means to participate in mathematical activities with their kids, no matter what their own knowledge and abilities are, as well as allowing them to see their children work hard to figure things out and overcome barriers.
Edsurge article – There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation:
Deep integration of the neuroscience and pedagogy into the game-play design creates a highly personalized environment, continuously adapted for each student in order to maximize their engagement and learning potential. Every math topic (e.g., fraction addition) is broken into the full sequence of conceptual leaps required to master the topic. Students automatically move to the next conceptual leap when they prove ready. Within a conceptual level, the game adapts as students improve their procedural fluency. Once at a new concept level, students will continue to work on problems in the previous levels as they master the new level.
The games within our virtual world use a variety of interactive visual illustrations and virtual manipulatives to demonstrate abstract math concepts that would otherwise be difficult to describe or imagine. As one example, while students create buildings in their virtual world, a sketchpad tool is used to help students understand how common denominators can be used to make fraction addition easier.
Getting Started Is Easy
for Google ClassroomTM
FogStone is perfect for Google Education Schools. Chrome browser and Chromebook compatible with Google one-click sign up and Google Classroom Roster import included.