New app helps kids struggling with math

Raccoon Conversions offers a fun way to get kids in Grades 5 & 6 to master mathematical problems

Is your child in fifth or sixth grade and struggling with math? A new, free French application launched in November can help them with their unit conversions, and make math fun again. It was created by Alloprof, a non-profit organization that offers free lesson plans and homework help for students across the province, and the Ubisoft Education program.

Raccoon Conversions is simple to play; to avoid waste, the student must practice converting the measures given in each level to help the raccoon eat as much food as he can in the city’s garbage. Each time the student correctly converts a measurement, he or she accumulates more time for the raccoon to eat. Each correct conversion also gives them coins to buy items in the boutique to help facilitate the raccoon’s food consumption.

“We wanted to partner with Alloprof to create the application because we strongly believe that by easing the difficulties encountered in mathematics in elementary school, we contribute to the success of a Quebec youth’s educational career,” says Ubisoft CEO Yannis Mallat.

Ubisoft Education invested $50,000 to help Alloprof develop the game, which can be downloaded from the app store.

For more information, visit alloprof.qc.ca/applis.