A distress call from an emergency beacon goes off somewhere in the world. Satellites orbiting high above Earth receive the signal and relay the person’s location to search and rescue crews on the ground. In Rescue 406, an iOS mobile game by NASA, students use the information from these satellites to direct the rescue effort.
In the summer of 2017, Open Up Resources released a problem-based core mathprogram for grades 6–8 to spark student engagement. The full OER-based curriculum is a result of a 21st Century Collaboration Model: the core materials were developed by recognized math education experts and then classroom tested and modified by 175 classroom teachers in six school districts.
Cignition aims to break the summer-slide trend through an online fantasy world called Fog Stone Isle, which helps students retain the difficult math concepts encountered during the school year through crafting activities during the summer months.