Educational apps are easy to find. But few have the backing of actual research. When Bedtime Math wanted to know if their app really worked, they called up on the top-notch researchers at the University of Chicago Psychology Department. And those researchers called upon us.
Over the course of five years we worked with the University of Chicago team to develop an app which would allow parents to work with their children on simple math problems daily, thus lessening the fear of math for both parties, as well as a “control app” which was doing the same but for reading. The very positive results (about a third of a grade level just for using the app a couple times a week) were first reported in the October 2015 issue of Science.