MaGrid comes with a large number of training activities (>2500 training tasks) targeting the building blocks of early mathematical abilities. It further maintains young children’s motivation and interest and provides them with a profound and flexible understanding of mathematical concepts. All training activities have been developed in accordance with established developmental models of numerical cognition and further findings from empirical research on cognitive and numerical development.
MaGrid is language independent, all the verbal instructions are replaced by the visual materials to transfer mathematical concepts and ideas intuitively and to reduce any extra cognitive loads in the process of learning.
The name ‘’MaGrid’’ is derived from the word ‘’Mathematics Grid’’. A grid visually depicting the decimal system forms the basis of the tasks contained in MaGrid (see picture below). This grid allows for working on visuospatial, or geometrical as well as number specific tasks in a visual format. It serves as visual support for the processing of the respective exercises.