## Understanding Ratios with The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio

Get ready for a whimsical learning adventure understanding radio concepts and language with Legends of Learning and Rube Goldberg‘s newest math game, The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio!

This exciting addition to our Rube Goldberg series seamlessly blends the iconic chain reaction machines with engaging math challenges, making ratios a breeze for students in grades 6-8.

## Ratios in Action: Beyond Numbers on a Page

But what exactly are ratios, and how does this game make them fun? Ratios are all about comparing two quantities. Imagine a recipe that calls for 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar.

The ratio of flour to sugar is 2:1. In the real world, ratios are everywhere! From mixing paint colors to scaling up a recipe, understanding ratios unlocks a world of practical applications.

## The Rube Goldberg Connection:

The “Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” takes inspiration from the wacky inventions of Rube Goldberg, where a simple task is completed through a series of elaborate, interconnected steps.

This game cleverly mirrors that concept – students build a virtual Rube Goldberg machine, but instead of dominoes and levers, they use ratios!

## Learning Through Play: 3 Key Elements of The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio

The game is designed to be both educational and entertaining, incorporating several key elements:

### Mini-Challenges

Before constructing their Rube Goldberg machine, students conquer a series of mini-games that require critical thinking and problem-solving.

Here, they’ll apply ratio concepts to navigate obstacles, calculate distances for sliding fruits, and collect balls in specific proportions. Each challenge reinforces the concept of ratios in a practical way.

### Fixing the Machine

Uh oh! The machine isn’t working!

Students put their ratio knowledge to the test by choosing the correct answer to repair the machine, solidifying their understanding of the learning objective.

### Setting the Ratio & Running the Contraption

After conquering the mini-challenges and fixing the machine, the grand finale arrives!

Students set the “right ratio” using bells and lights, a crucial step in completing the Rube Goldberg chain reaction.

The game offers various goals, like caging a bird, making a smoothie, or even fixing a clock – all achieved through the power of ratios!

In the fashion of Rube Goldberg, we’ll solve all these challenges by constructing a complex machine that performs a simple task in the most elaborate and creative way possible.

See more titles or our collaboration with the Rube Goldberg Institute for Innovation & Creativity

### The Benefits of Learning Through Play

By combining the joy of building Rube Goldberg machines with engaging mini-games, “The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” offers a unique learning experience:

• Interactive & Engaging: Short, interactive mini-games keep students motivated and actively involved in the learning process.
• Real-World Applications: Students see ratios come to life through the challenges and Rube Goldberg machine, making the concept more relatable and memorable.
• Problem-Solving Skills: The game encourages critical thinking as students strategize and make decisions to overcome challenges and complete the machine.

### The Future of Learning

This innovative game exemplifies Legends of Learning’s commitment to transforming abstract math concepts into engaging game-based learning. By embracing the power of play, we can empower students to master math skills while having fun!

Head over to the Legends of Learning platform to experience “The Great Rube Goldberg Ratio” for yourself!

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## Summer-Ready Classroom: New Science Games in July 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe! This July, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Science classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at June’s update here.

# New Science Games in July 2024 🧪

Get ready to engage your students with exciting new adventures and hands-on learning experiences.

Games for Grades K-2

• Light Labs: Help our little robot friend find hidden objects using your knowledge of light and its behavior in different materials.
• Day on the Farm: Join Charlie and learn how chemical reactions are involved in day-to-day tasks.
• Magic Map: Tiny will teach you how to use the maps to explore, find locations, and help your peers!

• Fossil Finders: Collect fossils to reveal Earth’s ancient past!

• Angry Birds: Kinetic Power: Join our Angry Birds friends and learn more about the relationship between mass, velocity, and kinetic energy.
• ChemCraft Arranger: Balance the chemical reaction by rearranging its reactants and products!
• Balance Keeper – Earth: Help Jenna to approve or deny action cards to bring balance to our planet!
• Micro Adventure: Travel to the microscopic world and learn about cells and their organelles!
• Camp Star: Play different mini-games and read interesting facts to mimic the movement of the stars and planets.
• Animals in the Ecosystem: Play as an elephant, dolphin, and cheetah to learn and understand how individuals live in an ecosystem.
• Sun School: Prepare your sunglasses! Because this game will illuminate the photosynthesis process!

### Angry Birds: Kinetic Power — Middle Science

Game description:
Play with Red and Angry Birds in this fun game and learn how they use Kinetic Energy knowledge to defeat the piggies!

Learn how energy moves among the different systems and how to exploit it.

Academically, students will learn concepts in Kinetic Energy with an Angry Birds gameplay experience they will love.

### ChemCraft Arranger — Middle Science

Game Description:

The game focuses on the fascinating concept of chemical reactions and the arrangement of atoms.

Students will intuitively balance chemical equations by adding and subtracting atoms, reinforcing their understanding of molecular structures.

ChemCraft Arranger makes learning about chemical reactions thrilling and accessible, turning complex science into an interactive adventure.

### Balance Keeper – Earth — Middle Science

Game Description:

Step into the role of World Keeper in our captivating strategy game, where each decision shapes your planet’s destiny!

Balance population, science, economics, and resources through turns and dynamic cards. Navigate challenges, foresee consequences, and prevent any pillar from collapsing to ensure a prosperous reign.

Will you rise to greatness or succumb to fate? It’s time to rewrite history!

Have you missed last month’s new games? Take a look at May’s update here! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon.

Are you new to Legends of Learning and eager to try these games? Sign up now and embark on an educational adventure!

Don’t miss out on the chance to earn reward points. Leave a teacher review! Your feedback helps other educators select the right games and ensures students have access to the best educational material.

Plus, your input guides us in creating more of the games you love. Start earning rewards today and make a difference in the learning journey!

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## Summer-Ready Classroom: New Math Games in July 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe! This July, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Math classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at June’s update here.

## New Math Games in July 2024

Get ready to engage your students with exciting new adventures and hands-on learning experiences.

### Games for Grades K-2

• Angry Birds: Space Tactics: Join our Angry Birds friends and learn fundamental geometry concepts such as points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles.

## A Closer Look at Featured Games

### Numera – Read and write numbers up to 1000  — Elementary Math

Game description:
“Numera” is a puzzle and adventure game focused on mathematical learning, specifically reading and writing numbers up to 1000. It is divided into three formats based on different gameplay modes.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using expanded form, with a brick-breaking.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using number names, relating digits to the written number, and writing the number itself.

👉 Read and write numbers up to 1000 using base-ten numerals, They will have a 10×10 matrix and three different shapes for each grouping (H, T, O).

## Angry Birds: Space Tactics – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Join the Angry Birds on a space adventure! ‘Angry Birds: Space Tactics,’ makes learning geometry fun!

In this cosmic journey, players use strategic bird launches to defeat pigs while picking up basic geometric concepts like points, rays, lines, and angles.

### Agrimath Crop Challenges – Middle Math

Game Description:

In Agrimath: Crop Challenges the player will farm for crops and by doing so will learn how to identify each axis (X and Y) and learn to recognize values within them.

When given tasks like watering, planting seeds, and harvesting, the player will have to pay attention to which position is the correct one to do such tasks within the axis.

Have you missed last month’s new games? Take a look at May’s update here! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon.

Are you new to Legends of Learning and eager to try these games? Sign up now and embark on an educational adventure!

Don’t miss out on the chance to earn reward points. Leave a teacher review! Your feedback helps other educators select the right games and ensures students have access to the best educational material.

Plus, your input guides us in creating more of the games you love. Start earning rewards today and make a difference in the learning journey!

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## 7 Advantages of Game-Based Learning Strategies

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## Introducing Angry Birds: Kinetic Power, Space Tactics, Return Home, and Solar Smash Games!

Last summer, we announced our exciting partnership with Rovio Entertainment to feature the beloved Angry Birds characters in our Learning Universe. This collaboration was facilitated by our licensing representative, Maximum Orbit.

Today we’re thrilled to introduce the second batch of games addressing three different topics:

• Angry Birds: Kinetic Power for Grades 6-8 over Kinetic Energy
• Angry Birds: Space Tactics for Grades 3-5 over Linear Geometry
• Angry Birds: Solar Smash! for Grades 3-5 over Earth and the Solar System
• Angry Birds: Return Home for Grades 3-8 over Solar System and Gravitational Force

Read more below for an overview of these games and the adventures your students will experience!

## Joining Forces to Create Impactful Learning Experiences

Three new Angry Birds titles are here to fling students into amazing educational experiences!

The fun, physics-based gameplay, and unforgettable characters make learning about forces, gravity, and projectiles a breeze. Students might not even realize they’re absorbing knowledge while launching birds!

Remember our partnership with Rovio announced a year ago? Well, we’re clucking excitedly to unveil four more educational Angry Birds games, ready to supercharge your classroom! Dive in below to meet the feathered scholars!

## Angry Birds: Kinetic Power

Game Description:

Play with our Angry Birds friend in this fun game and learn how they use Kinetic Energy knowledge to defeat the piggies!

Learn how energy moves among the different systems and how to exploit it.

Academically, students will learn concepts in Kinetic Energy with an Angry Birds gameplay experience which your students will love.

Physics-Based Puzzles: In the classic Angry Birds style, Kinetic Power will help students understand the relationship between mass, velocity, and kinetic energy. The game helps illustrate how a bird’s speed and mass affect the amount of kinetic energy it has.

Practical Application: Players can see how kinetic energy is converted into other forms of energy upon impact, such as when a bird collides with a structure and causes it to collapse. This visual representation helps solidify the concept of energy transfer.

Learning Through Play: Our mission. Kinetic Power is designed to be fun and engaging, with colorful graphics, humorous characters, and a variety of levels that keep players entertained.

With your students on our side, the Angry Birds crew will defeat the evil pigs. Plan, aim, and shoot the Angry Birds to trigger the fun in the classroom!

## Angry Birds: Space Tactics

Game description:

Join the Angry Birds on a space adventure! Angry Birds: Space Tactics, makes learning geometry fun!

In this cosmic journey, players use strategic bird launches to defeat pigs while picking up basic geometric concepts like points, rays, lines, and angles.

In the same way as before, students will learn concepts about Linear Geometry in a fun and engaging way with the Angry Birds crew!

Engaging Gameplay: The game introduces players to fundamental geometry concepts such as points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles.

Problem Solving: Players are challenged to use their understanding of linear geometry to solve problems. They will need to calculate the correct angle of launch or the exact point of intersection to complete a level.

Students will find a lot of humor and relatability in Space Tactics, making the learning process extra enjoyable.

Get ready to travel across the universe and dive into the world of Linear Geometry with the Angry Birds crew!

## Angry Birds: Solar Smash!

Game Description:

Help the Angry Birds rid their planetarium of the Pigs by fixing models of the Earth, Moon, and night sky.

Along the way, learn about how the movements of the Sun, Moon, and Earth work to create complex patterns that we experience every day!

Solar Smash brings to the table a full hands-on experience for our students:

Planetary Features: Players discover various features of the Earth, stars, and moon such as rotation angles, rotation time, constellations, and more! This knowledge is integrated into gameplay, as players must navigate these features to complete levels.

Engaging Gameplay: Students will interact with space environments, launching birds to complete missions that involve defeating the piggies and saving the day.

Each level in Solar Smash presents unique challenges that require players to think critically and use their knowledge of Earth and the Solar System to succeed. This keeps the game interesting and intellectually stimulating.

## Angry Birds Return Home

Game Description:

Help Ice Bird on his mission to return to his home planet Pluto. To accomplish that, defeat the space pigs belonging to other planets.

Join Red on this awesome trip and help your students learn about the solar system and the concept of gravity.

Return Home brings fun to our elementary and middle schoolers in a way you’ll only find in Legends of Learning!

Understanding Gravity: The game introduces the concept of gravity, explaining it as the force that attracts objects towards one another, particularly towards the center of the Earth or other celestial bodies.

Creative Challenges: Levels include creative puzzles that require players to use their understanding of gravitational force and the unique Angry Birds’ skills.

Return Home illustrates how Gravitational Force varies for different planets and celestial bodies, helping players understand its concept through their challenging and engaging levels.

### Other titles from the Rovio & Legends of Learning Collection

#### Angry Birds Eggstraction

In this Angry Birds adventure, players delve into the world of forces and collisions. They’ll strategically guide Red the Bird using the Sproing-O-Matic, a device that controls his launch angle, direction, and force.

Analyzing each level is crucial as players aim to reclaim stolen eggs from the villainous pigs. By carefully adjusting these elements, players must ensure Red avoids obstacles and reaches his target without getting stuck or falling.

This physics-based gameplay serves as a fun and engaging way to learn key scientific concepts.

#### Angry Birds and the Multiplication Portal

In this game a new twist is thrown into the classic battle between birds and pigs. This time, the pigs have constructed barriers to protect their ill-gotten gains: the birds’ eggs!

Players strategize by launching the birds through special “multiplication portals” that alter their properties. Solving multiplication problems becomes the key to taking down the pigs’ defenses and reclaiming the eggs.

This innovative approach transforms multiplication practice into an engaging and rewarding adventure.

Stay tuned for more Angry Birds games coming to Legends of Learning in topics such as Gravitational Force, the Coordinate Plane, Arithmetic with Decimals, and more! We’ll see you soon in the Learning Universe with Kinetic Power, Space Tactics, and Solar Smash in your queue!

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## Jumpstart Summer Learning: New Science Games in June 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe! This June, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Science classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at May’s update here.

What will you find below?

Discover June’s highlights! Get to know the new science games and closely examine featured science games.

## New Science Games in June 2024 🧪

Get ready to engage your students with exciting new adventures and hands-on learning experiences.

Games for Grades 3-5

• Angry Birds Return Home: Help our Angry Bird friends reach Ice Bird’s home while using gravitational force to defeat the piggies!
• Tiny’s Tale: Join Tiny on a quest to reclaim his treasure from the sneaky mouse using a magnet to move objects and make his way inside the cave!

Games for Grades 6-8

• Repairs On Wheels: Natural Resources: Travel around Barren Town in your truck and learn about natural resources to generate energy.
• Eco Park: Play as different animals to know how the food web is connected in nature and how energy passes through species.
• Elements of Earth: Help Jones in his investigation to find out which chemical elements compose the Earth and the universe!
• Gene Quest: Join Ruby and discover how DNA, genes, and traits work while collecting coins to beat each world in the game.
• Light: House: Learn how light is reflected, absorbed, and transmitted to direct it and bring light back to a dark land.
• Eco-Trek: Habitat Heroes: Travel through diverse ecosystems and learn how living beings interact with their environment for survival.

## A Closer Look at Featured Games

1. Angry Birds Return Home — Elementary Science

Hey there! We need to help Ice Bird on his mission to get back to his home planet! In order to accomplish that, we will have to defeat the space pigs of every planet.

Join us on this awesome trip and you will learn about the solar system and the concept of gravity.

1. Tiny’s Tale – Elementary Science

Tiny cannot walk so he built a wheelchair to move and go through any obstacle on his way.

Apart from the buttons, the mouse has stolen many other objects like iron marbles, wooden sticks, and other things that Tiny can use to go through the mouse house and get back all his treasure, because his wheelchair has a magnet on it, and Tiny knows how to use it to move objects.

1. Repairs On Wheels: Natural Resources – Middle Science

Drive around a village in your car making repairs and helping people while learning about different energies and natural resources.

Keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon. New to Legends of Learning and eager to try out these games? Sign up now and embark on an educational adventure!

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to earn reward points by leaving teacher reviews! Your feedback not only helps other educators select the right games but also ensures students have access to the best educational material. Plus, your input guides us in creating more of the games you love. Start earning rewards today and make a difference in the learning journey!

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## Jumpstart Summer Learning: New Math Games in June 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe! This June, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Math classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores.

Let’s dive into June’s highlights! Get to know the new math games and closely examine featured math games.

## New Math Games in June 2024

Get ready to engage your students with exciting new adventures and hands-on learning experiences.

### Games for Grades K-2

• Ninja Kite: The Phoenix Puzzle: Collect coins, unlock power-ups, and learn how to compare decimals in this new exciting adventure with Kenzo!
• Decimal Fraction Forest: Join Chompy on his quest to learn more about equivalent and decimal fractions.
• Farm De-Fence: Use your building skills to create fences of different shapes and angles to protect your farm from wolves!
• Treasure Bay: Use the coordinate plane to find all the treasures across the sea!
• Golden Math Mining: Use your multiplication skills to collect gold and diamonds in the mine.

## A closer look at featured games

### Julie & Claudio’s Adventure Stories — Elementary Math

Game description:
Julie, a spunky strawberry, and Claudio, a steadfast cup of coffee, have been friends for a long time and have been on many adventures.

Along the way, they’ve collected tools and trinkets, and love to tell stories of how they’ve shared, traded, collected, and lost them.

Play along with Claudio and Julie and make your own grand adventure!

1. Decimal Fraction Forest – Elementary Math

Game Description:

You and your friend Chompi want to test your abilities in the Decimal Fraction Forest and get the title of ‘Decimal Fractions Masters’.

To do it you decide to go and explore all the challenges in the famous ‘Decimal Fraction Forest’.

1. Ninja Kite: The Phoenix Puzzle – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with Kenzo, the resolute ninja whose daily routine blends physical endurance with mental agility in a captivating pixelated realm reminiscent of Jetpack Joyride’s fast-paced excitement.

Join Kenzo as he navigates The Phoenix Lair, a mystical landscape adorned with ancient shrines of wisdom, during his brisk 1K morning run.

Traverse the pixelated terrain, solving puzzles at each shrine to unlock magical abilities such as protective shields, coin-magnetism, and transmutation spells, amplifying Kenzo’s journey with newfound powers and challenges.

Have you missed last month’s new games? Take a look at May’s update here! And don’t forget to keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon.

Are you new to Legends of Learning and eager to try these games? Sign up now and embark on an educational adventure!

Don’t miss out on the chance to earn reward points. Leave a teacher review! Your feedback helps other educators select the right games and ensures students have access to the best educational material.

Plus, your input guides us in creating more of the games you love. Start earning rewards today and make a difference in the learning journey!

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## Boosting School Test Scores with Legends of Learning

Have you ever imagined a classroom where students are begging to do homework? This can become a reality with the award-winning, game-based learning solution that’s turning heads across the country. Keep reading and learn how to improve your test scores with Legends of Learning!

### Key Takeaways

1. Traditional classrooms struggle to keep students engaged, leading to stagnant test scores.
2. Legends of Learning offers a fun and effective way to boost math and science test scores through game-based learning.
3. 3 Pillars of Success: Rigorous & standards-aligned games, engaging experiences, and multimodal solutions (games, lessons, assessments).
4. Studies show students using Legends of Learning games see significant score increases.
5. Administrators and Educators highlight the platform’s impact on student engagement and learning.
6. Legends of Learning has been awarded for its educational games and learning design.
7. Legends of Learning offers a suite of educational multimodal solutions including Learning Universe with over 2,000 curriculum-aligned games for math and science; Math Basecamp, a personalized program for math fact fluency; and Awakening, a multiplayer world with math and science immersive games.
8. Learning Universe offers a variety of engaging game genres to cater to different learning styles ensuring alignment with state curriculum standards.
9. Math Basecamp uses a personalized approach to help students master math facts while providing real-time data for teachers to identify areas needing extra help. It also guides students through phases to build a strong foundation in math fluency.
10. Awakening makes learning fun through a multiplayer world where players can find a vast library of curriculum-aligned games. Students can also personalize the adventure through “Awakening Town” and “Awakening School” environments. It also empowers teachers with data-driven insights on student progress and studies show that using Awakening demonstrates higher scoring.

Now, let’s dive into the Legends of Learning universe!

## 3 Pillars of Legends of Learning’s Educational Success

Games have long been a medium for learning, and teaching strategic thinking and problem-solving skills through chess, checkers, and other board games.

Teachers use educational games, like flashcards and puzzles, to help students improve their math, language, and memory skills. Video games have also become popular educational tools in recent years. They engage players in interactive experiences that teach a wide range of subjects, from history to physics.

These digital games often incorporate complex narratives and simulations, providing immersive environments where learners can apply knowledge in practical and innovative ways. Legends of Learning stands out from other platforms because of three key points:

### 1. Rigorous and Standards-Aligned Games:

Legends of Learning has innovated upon the long legacy of games as an educational medium by meticulously crafting engaging games that each target a specific learning standard. This ensures that the skills and knowledge students gain through gameplay align directly with what they need to know according to your state curriculum.

Standards-aligned games also eliminate the struggle of scrambling to find activities that “kind of” fit the curriculum. Teachers can be confident that Teachers can confidently know that every minute immersed in gameplay is focused on learning.

Legends of Learning games are made to match state standards like Common Core, NGSS, and TEKS. This ensures that the skills and knowledge students gain through gameplay directly contribute to their academic success.

### 2. Engaging Experiences:

Legends of Learning rejects the tired, one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Instead, it relies on engaging learning experiences that capture student interest and boost motivation to derive its power.

Specifically designed to be fun and interactive, students become active participants, solving problems, making connections, and applying their knowledge in a stimulating environment. No more rote memorization!

The variety of game genres within our platform caters to diverse learning styles and keeps things fresh. From simulations and puzzles to strategy games and challenges, there’s something to appeal to every student.

As you’ll learn below, research shows that learning through play is enjoyable and effective. When students are having fun, they’re more likely to retain information and develop a deeper understanding of the concepts.

### 3. Multimodal Solutions:

Legends of Learning goes beyond just games. It offers a multimodal solution with a comprehensive toolkit that provides options for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. These resources help teachers accommodate diverse learning styles and preferences, recognizing that students learn in different ways.

Teachers can access games, lesson plans, videos, assessments, professional development, and reports to customize their teaching. These resources were designed to provide students with a comprehensive learning experience.

Multimodal solutions assist students in learning in their preferred style. They also aid teachers in teaching effectively. Additionally, they help track student progress and create an engaging learning environment.

## The Results Speak for Themselves: Backed by Research

You have many choices regarding education technology solutions for your classrooms.  One of the most important features that sets Legends of Learning apart is third-party research which validates its impact on academic performance.

Studies by WestEd showcase the platform’s effectiveness. In a large-scale study involving over 14,500 students, those who actively engaged with Legends of Learning games in science classes saw significant gains.

Students with high usage (50+ games) experienced a remarkable 23 percentile point increase on their annual science exams, while those with moderate usage (25-49 games) saw a 13 percentile point increase.

These results demonstrate the power of Legends of Learning to make a real difference in student achievement. By embracing multimodal learning tools and GBL experiences, we can transform test score improvement into an engaging adventure for both students and educators.

This WestEd study found that fifth and eighth graders who used Legends of Learning games at least twice weekly showed significantly higher achievement on standardized test scores.

### Education Leaders’ Reviews

Testimonials from administrators and teachers have validated the impact that Legends of Learning had on their students.

Dr. Ferleshare Starks, former Science Coordinator at Beaumont Independent School District assessed: “Game-based learning, as featured with Legends of Learning, has had a profound impact on both my students and teachers. The kids look forward to working through the games and to see students’ eagerness to share their adventures tells me we have identified a way to connect and make them feel that success in science is achievable.”

Educator Amy Stafford found many different ways game-based learning impacted her students after working closely for the Game-Based Learning Design Competition: “The Legends of Learning Video Learning Game Challenge appealed to our students because it was focused on a topic that many students love: playing video games!

This challenge allowed their students to experience the video games’ design process, combining collaboration, critical thinking skills, and writing in a way that the students not only enjoyed but excelled in.The engagement, success, and pride these students experienced with their finished products were worth all the time invested and what every teacher hopes to see throughout their teaching career”, Amy added.

### Legends of Learning Platform: Awards and Recognition

2024 Codie Award Finalist: Standing out for its innovative learning methods, we competed against top-tier contenders for the Best Educational Game, Best Gamification in Learning, and Best Customer Experience in EdTech awards.

2023 Codie Award Finalist: Competed against top contenders in the Best Educational Game category, demonstrating its innovative and effective approach.

2023 Parent Teacher Choice Award. HowtoLearn.com gave an award to Awakening for engaging students and supporting their learning effectively. The program appeals to both parents and educators.

2022 Codie Award Winner: Legends of Learning has earned the Best Educational Game CODiE award from SIIA for 2022.

Digital Promise Certification: Awarded to Legends of Learning’s Math Basecamp Math Fact Fluency Solution for its research-based design, ensuring the program is grounded in sound educational principles.

Academic’s Choice Award: Awarded to Legends of Learning’s Awakening game.

## Unleashing the Power of Play: The Legends of Learning Platform

Each Legends of Learning suite component is designed to transform how students learn math and science. Here’s a closer look at this power trio:

## Transforming Education within Awakening

Forget the days of pleading with students to do homework. Schools embracing Awakening, Legends of Learning’s award-winning multiplayer platform for math and science, are witnessing a thrilling transformation.

Here, homework becomes a genuinely fun adventure, not a chore. But what exactly is Awakening, and how can it revolutionize your classrooms and propel student achievement in math and science?

### Awakening: Where Learning Becomes an Adventure

Awakening is a multiplayer world filled with curriculum-aligned math and science games. Students can compete with friends, unlock cool avatars, ride their virtual pets, and have a blast while learning. The best part is that Awakening is proven to raise test scores! Here’s why:

• Excitement Through Game-Based Learning: Awakening leverages the power of game-based learning to make the educational experience intrinsically motivating. Students have fun while mastering vital math and science conceptsA win-win situation – students are happy, and teachers reach their student achievement goals.
• Research-Backed Results: Fun shouldn’t come at the expense of results. As mentioned before, studies by WestEd and Vanderbilt University show that students who play Awakening games at least twice a week demonstrate significantly higher achievement compared to their peers. Awakening isn’t just about entertainment; it delivers measurable learning outcomes.
• A Universe of Curriculum-Aligned Games: Awakening boasts a vast library of over 2,000 curriculum-aligned math and science games. Administrators & educators can influence the type of subject matter that students experience! They can also choose the specific grade levels and standards students will interact with, ensuring the games perfectly complement existing lesson plans.
• Student Choice and Personalization: Students have the freedom to personalize their educational journey by exploring the vibrant world of Awakening, where over 2.5 million players can learn and play together! They can encounter friends in the town, play fun and educational arcade games, and even design their own dream house. Our Adventure Pass lets them explore the uncharted Wilds, or practice their math skills at the Math Basecamp. Back in town, they may want to show off some dance moves on the Playground and access tons of educational curriculum-aligned math and science games at Awakening School.

These dedicated Math and Science Rooms provide a structured environment for students to delve deeper into specific topics through interactive simulations, problem-solving exercises, and targeted activities.

Whether it’s friendly competition in the arcade or focused practice in the classroom, Awakening empowers students to tailor their gameplay to their preferred learning style and maximize their success.

#### Self-Expression and Conquer Challenges

Awakening goes further than just gameplay. It allows students to express their individuality. They can unleash their creativity with a seemingly endless selection of avatar clothing and hairstyles. This kind of customization allows students to create and manage more of their learning journey within Awakening.

#### Data-Driven Insights for Informed Instruction

Awakening empowers teachers with valuable data! When students play,  educators get detailed reports that track their progress. These reports showcase their level of mastery in specific areas, along with the time spent engaging with different standards or topics. This real-time data allows educators to identify areas where students excel and pinpoint any knowledge gaps that may require additional support.

#### Engage Students with Awakening

By fostering a fun and engaging environment, Awakening ignites curiosity, promotes collaboration, and empowers students to take ownership of their learning journey. A powerful tool for school districts, that is backed by research, curriculum-aligned, and committed to student engagement.

Ready to unleash the power of Awakening in your classrooms? Explore the world!

## An Exciting Journey to Math Fluency: Math Basecamp

Are you struggling with math fact fluency? Math Basecamp is here to save the day! This award-winning platform uses a personalized approach to help students master math facts, from counting basics to real-world applications.

Furthermore, teachers get real-time data to identify areas where students need extra help.  Math Basecamp’s adaptive learning approach helps ensure students take the learning pathway that fits them best, all with minimal teacher intervention.

### Exploring the Phases of Math Basecamp

Unlike traditional methods, Math Basecamp takes a holistic approach to math fact fluency. It can be seen as a journey that involves several crucial stages.

Math Basecamp guides students through a series of phases designed to build a strong foundation for math fact fluency:

#### 1. Fluency Foundation:

This phase sets the stage for success. Interactive lesson plans and fun games introduce students to key math concepts and strategies. They build their understanding of number relationships and practice counting skills through entertainment activities.

#### 2. Math Fact Mastery:

Here’s where things get personalized! Math Basecamp utilizes an adaptive learning engine. This means the program assesses each student’s understanding and tailors practice exercises accordingly. Students are challenged with facts they haven’t mastered yet while receiving positive reinforcement for those they’ve already conquered.

#### 3. Fluency Application:

Mastery goes beyond memorization! In this phase, students put the facts they have mastered into work. Engaging activities challenge them to apply their knowledge to solve real-world problems. This reinforces fact recall while building problem-solving skills and boosting confidence.

### Empowering Teachers with Real-Time Data

Math Basecamp isn’t just about student learning; it empowers teachers to become data-driven legends! Here’s how:

#### Personalized Learning & Targeted Intervention:

Interactive tables enable educators to see real-time data on assessed and mastered facts for each student, allowing you to identify who needs extra support and who’s excelling. Teachers can also adjust the mastery range by tailoring the difficulty level to suit individual needs. This ensures students are neither bored by repetition nor overwhelmed by too much difficulty.

#### Early Problem Detection & Proactive Support:

Math Basecamp helps pinpoint students who demonstrate inconsistent practice or struggle with specific facts. This allows educators to intervene early and proactively provide targeted support before problems snowball.

#### Comprehensive Class Progress Tracking & Strategic Adjustments:

Educators get a bird’s-eye view of class progress through insightful reports summarizing individual and overall student performance. Thus use this data to run strategic instruction adjustments and celebrate student success.

Math Basecamp is more than just a math fact practice program. It’s a comprehensive solution that empowers students to achieve true mastery and build a strong foundation for future math success.

Personalized learning, data-driven insights for teachers, and a fun, engaging approach make Math Basecamp a powerful tool that helps school districts boost test scores, build math confidence, and see their students succeed!

Ready to see this powerful, multimodal education tool in action? Visit the Math Basecamp website to learn more!

## Learning Universe: Where Excitement and Rigor Unite

Picture a classroom alive with activity, not the restless kind, but the focused hum of minds tackling math and science concepts. This isn’t a dream scenario – it’s the reality for schools that adopted Learning Universe by Legends of Learning.

This one-stop shop for over 2,000 curriculum-aligned math and science games, lessons, and assessments is crafted by experts and designed to be fun and informative.

It’s known that rote memorization can be dull and ineffective. Instead, game-based learning solutions offer unique instructional experiences that are as exciting as they are rigorous.

Learning Universe provides a rich tapestry of experiences, ensuring there’s something to spark curiosity in every student. Each meticulously crafted game seamlessly integrates with your existing curriculum, eliminating the need for time-consuming searches for relevant activities.

Students can become explorers, strategists, and problem-solvers, transforming learning into a mind-blowing adventure.

A global network of game studios and instructional designers collaborate with Legends of Learning to create these games, ensuring a high-quality experience that is both educational and captivating.

Since we source game experiences from the best studios worldwide, we offer students a variety of fresh and engaging experiences. Poorly rated games are automatically removed from our system, ensuring only the best remain active.

Additionally, all games undergo thorough checks by our in-house educational experts to ensure they are curriculum-aligned and of the highest quality.

### A World Filled with Educational Topics:

The sheer variety of topics available in Learning Universe is mind-boggling. From exploring the intricacies of the rock cycle to discovering every corner of our solar system, and deeply understanding how photosynthesis works, there’s something that generates curiosity in every student. Here’s just a taste of the exciting game themes you’ll find:

1. Climate Change Games
2. Scientific Method (Elementary & Middle School)
3. Math Games
4. Rocks, Resources, and Water Science Games
5. Earth’s Systems: Wind and Water Science Games
6. Physical Science
7. Rock Cycle Games
8. Weather Science Games

In June 2023, Legends of Learning partnered with Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the runaway hit Angry Birds franchise, to bring these popular characters and landscapes into the world of education through a series of engaging games.

These games leverage the fun and familiar aspects of Angry Birds while incorporating elements like problem-solving and interactive gameplay to teach students important STEM concepts.

Discover the latest games of this amazing collaboration: Solar Smash! & Eggstraction, and the Multiplication Portal!

Learning Universe is a gateway to a more engaging and effective learning experience for all students. With its research-backed approach, curriculum alignment, and commitment to fun, it’s a powerful tool that can elevate your school’s learning environment. Ready to Unlock its Power?

Try Learning Universe and discover how it can help your students reach their full potential!

## A Multimodal Solution for Rising School Test Scores in Districts

School districts need a new approach to address stagnant and, in some cases, declining test scores. Legends of Learning offers a comprehensive solution to reignite student engagement and propel achievement. This engaging platform utilizes multimodal learning tools, transforming classrooms into dynamic environments where students become active participants in their own education.

Multimodal education offers a toolbox full of fun and exciting ways to learn:  math & science games (K-8), lesson plans, videos, assessments, professional development support, and reports – there’s something for every learner! This variety keeps students interested and helps them remember things better. It’s not just about memorizing facts; students also learn valuable skills like complex problem-solving and teamwork.

## Some Frequently Asked Questions

Legends of Learning offers a comprehensive suite of educational tools designed to transform the way students learn math and science. But with so many features and functionalities, you might have some questions. Here, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Legends of Learning:

1. What Subjects Does Legends of Learning Cover?

Legends of Learning focuses on igniting a passion for math and science in students from kindergarten to eighth grade (grades K-8). With over 2,000 curriculum-aligned games at your fingertips, you can cater to a wide range of topics and learning objectives.

1. Are the Games Aligned with State Standards?

Absolutely! Legends of Learning understands the importance of curriculum alignment. Our games are meticulously crafted to target specific state standards, including popular frameworks like Common Core, NGSS, and TEKS. This ensures that the skills and knowledge students gain through gameplay directly contribute to their academic success.

1. How Wide is the Range of Topics Covered?

The beauty of Legends of Learning lies in its variety. We offer games that span almost all the most popular state standards for math and science. From basic arithmetic and counting in elementary grades to complex scientific concepts like climate change and the solar system in middle school, there’s something to engage every student’s curiosity and instructor’s educational priority.

1. How Can I Find the Right Games for My Students?

Legends of Learning’s user-friendly platform makes finding the perfect games for your students easy. You can search by grade level, specific standards, or even keywords. We also offer pre-curated collections that align with popular curriculum units, saving you valuable time and effort.

Ready to Explore the World of Legends of Learning?

With its vast library of engaging games, curriculum alignment, and commitment to student success, Legends of Learning is a powerful tool that can transform your classrooms. Visit our website to explore the full range of games and discover how Legends of Learning can help your students achieve their full potential!

Are you interested in Leveling Up Your School’s Success?

Legends of Learning is more than just games – it’s a powerful product suite that can transform your classrooms and boost student test scores. It provides you with a variety of engaging options, with research-backed results, that will make your students happy. A win-win for everyone!

## Legends of Learning Awakening: Introducing the Latest Features

Awakening by Legends of Learning isn’t just a game; it’s a revolution in educational experiences. This immersive, multiplayer world offers a treasure trove of curriculum-aligned math and science content, all wrapped in a captivating and fun package.

The new version takes things a step further, introducing exciting features designed to supercharge student engagement and academic achievement. But before we delve into the new additions, let’s explore the core of Awakening’s success: the power of game-based learning.

### The Power of Game-based Learning: Engaging Experience

Traditional education often relies on rote memorization and passive learning, which can leave students feeling disengaged and uninspired. By incorporating game-based learning principles, Awakening transforms learning into an active, dynamic experience.

This approach taps into the power of emotions in learning. When students experience enjoyment, a sense of accomplishment, and a healthy dose of friendly competition, they become more motivated to explore and learn.

## Legends of Learning Awakening: A Glimpse into the Future of Education

The latest version of Awakening builds upon its core strengths, offering innovative features that enhance the learning experience:

Streamlined Assignments: “Teacher Quests” and “District Quests” are now seamlessly integrated into the game world. Students can easily access, complete, and revisit assignments within Awakening, eliminating the need to switch between platforms.

Enhanced World Exploration: Beastie riding and customizable trails add a layer of fun and personalization to navigating Awakening. These features provide additional motivation for students to collect Beasties and explore all corners of the game.

Expanded Learning Content: Exciting new minigames broaden the learning horizons within Awakening. Students encounter fresh, engaging learning experiences that complement the existing curriculum-aligned content.

Accessibility for All: Text-to-speech functionality on message popups ensures that all students, regardless of their reading level, can fully participate in the game. This feature fosters inclusivity and ensures no student is left behind.

Personalized Support: Just-in-Time Learning promises to be a game-changer. Students struggling with specific concepts will receive personalized recommendations from their in-game guide, Tuto, directing them to relevant learning materials. This targeted support will help students catch up and solidify their understanding.

So why wait? Head over to Awakening today and unleash the power of game-based learning in your classroom!

## Beyond the Game: The Benefits of Awakening for Teachers and Students

The impact of Awakening extends far beyond the virtual world. Teachers and students alike benefit from its innovative approach:

##### Teachers benefit for…

Detailed Reporting: Legends of Learning data-rich reports provide educators with invaluable insights into student performance on specific topics. This allows teachers to tailor their instruction and identify areas where students might need extra help.

Curriculum Alignment: Awakening offers a vast library of curriculum-aligned games, ensuring that students are practicing and mastering relevant math and science concepts.

Multimodal Learning Support: Awakening empowers teachers to create engaging multimodal learning experiences, blending classroom instruction with multimedia educational assets, and curriculum-aligned game-based learning tools.

##### Students are happy due to…

Unlimited Options: Students have access to over 2,000 curriculum-aligned math and science games, fostering a love for learning both at school and at home.

Personalized Learning: Students can customize their avatars, adding a playful element to their experience.

Learn at Their Own Pace: Awakening allows students to progress individually, ensuring they fully understand each topic before moving forward. This personalized approach fosters confidence and a deep understanding of the material.

Embrace Productive Struggle: Awakening provides a safe and rewarding environment where students can tackle challenges. Through engaging gameplay, they’ll develop valuable problem-solving skills and celebrate their achievements.

Boost Cognitive Function: Studies show that Awakening enhances cognitive function and learning comprehension. Interactive games stimulate the brain, fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the summer months.

Explore Unforgettable Experiences: Awakening goes beyond textbooks! Students embark on virtual adventures, conduct simulations, and explore fascinating topics, all while strengthening their math and science knowledge.

Motivation and Competition: Leaderboards and quiz games inject a healthy dose of competition, keeping students engaged and motivated to excel.

## Awakening: Transforming Education in the Digital Age

Legends of Learning’s commitment to innovation and its focus on student engagement have earned it well-deserved recognition, including the 2023 Parent Teacher Choice Award.

Furthermore, research-backed effectiveness and unique features make Legends of Learning Awakening one of the top educational tools of choice in digitally enabled classrooms.

Students Playing Legends of Learning Awakening Show Higher Test Scores!

### Key Takeaways

1. Awakening offers a revolutionary approach to education through game-based learning. It utilizes games, points, badges, and leaderboards to make learning fun and engaging.
2. The latest version introduces several exciting features: streamlined assignments, enhanced world exploration with Beastie riding and trails, expanded learning content with third-party minigames, improved accessibility with text-to-speech, and personalized support with Just-in-Time Learning. Assistant guide Tuto now offers help and suggestions for learning games and videos if a student needs them.
3. A tool that benefits both teachers and students. Teachers gain access to detailed reports and curriculum-aligned content, while students enjoy unlimited access to learning games, personalized avatars, and a motivating competitive environment.
4. Legends of Learning is a recognized leader in educational gaming. It boasts research-backed effectiveness and awards like the 2023 Parent Teacher Choice Award.
5. The latest version features 10 exclusive minigames. These 10 custom games offer fresh approaches to learning, engaging students in exciting ways.

Awakening is a powerful tool for transforming classrooms and making learning enjoyable for students of all ages. Feel free to explore Legends of Learning’s website to discover all about the exciting ways it can transform students’ learning journey!

## May Marvels: Explore New Math Games – May 2024

Hi Legends! Welcome to another exciting update from our Learning Universe Math Games! This May, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the latest additions to our ever-expanding array of Math classroom games, designed to engage while enhancing your students’ test scores. If you missed last month’s new games you can take a look at April’s update here.

## New Math Games in May 🧪

Get ready to engage your students with exciting new adventures and hands-on learning experiences.

• Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles: Do your day-to-day activities in the most complicated way possible, with the added twist of writing math expressions!
• Equivalence: Collect and cut ingredients in the forest using fractions to brew potions.
• Ninja Kite: The Thousandth Toad: Join Kenzo on his quest to decrypt the magical scrolls by writing and reading decimals to the thousandths.
• Cake Drop: Divide each falling cake into the correct number of slices to keep our guests happy!
• MathScape: The Chronicles of Place Value: Move numbers to the left and right to understand place value.
• Prime Fishing: Use your knowledge of prime and composite numbers to catch the right fish.
• Captain Comparison’s Fraction Face-Off: Join our captain in his mission for the treasure to recover his body, he’s a skeleton! Compare fractions to defeat our enemies and reach the treasure!

• Percent City: Understand how percentages work while saving the day from an evil virus.

## A Closer Look at Featured Games

### Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles — Elementary Math

Game Description:

Rube Goldberg Magic Marbles is a game where students will choose and set up contraptions to help with some day-to-day activities while learning to write and read simple expressions.

### Equivalence – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Time for potions!

Help out a wizard lady in her potion shop. Learn about Equivalence, and compare similar fractions!

### Ninja Kite: The Thousand Toad – Elementary Math

Game Description:

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Kenzo. Dash through the vibrant pixelated world of the Thousand Toad Swamp, using simple mechanics to navigate obstacles and pitfalls.

As Kenzo undertakes his daily 1K run, test both his physical prowess and mental acuity by solving puzzles at the five shrines of knowledge scattered along the way.

With a blend of fast-paced action, brain-teasing challenges, and mystical abilities, Kenzo’s journey promises an unforgettable adventure for all who dare to join him.

## EXPLORE LEARNING UNIVERSE GAMES

Keep an eye out for more exciting game updates coming your way soon.

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