Black women in business: Grace Olugbodi makes maths fun with board game

GRACE OLUGBODI is determined to help kids enjoy and excel at maths.

Olugbodi is the founder of BeGenio, the maker of Race to Infinity, a mathsbased board game for children.

“My mission is to turn mathematics into a game that every child would love to play,” Olugbodi told The Voice.

“I would want my legacy to be that I came, I saw children who were struggling with maths and having mathematic anxiety and low confidence as a result of mathematics and that I changed that through games and gave children confidence that they can get good at mathematics.”

Achieving this is no easy task.

Challenges

“I’m quite literally used to being the only black person at an event or at a show within the games industry,” she said.

“It makes it harder because I don’t have people that are black females that I can easily find that have gone

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Newton high school robotics team cracks the code for making virtual learning fun

“I had to put myself in the shoes of a third-grader who is sitting at a computer at home and wants to be told a story,” Skyler Bohnert, a Newton North High School senior who taught a history class at the camp, said. “They don’t want to be lectured at, they don’t want to take a test, but they want to be involved in a conversation about something they find interesting.”

Kavya Ajaykumar, a sophomore at Newton North High School and a co-founder of Camp AMP, said background noises and technological challenges can make it difficult for students to speak naturally to their classmates and teacher over Zoom and socialize with each other and feel a sense of community.

Ajaykumar said they staffed Camp AMP entirely with high school students because they had firsthand experience of abruptly transitioning to online learning when schools closed in March. Focusing on facilitated class

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iD Tech is Revolutionizing STEM Learning with Fun, Personalized Online Math Lessons

The best-in-class tech education company revolutionized summer back in 1999 by blending fun STEM learning with the traditional camp experience, and then again by bringing that entire experience online when COVID arrived.

Both the in-person and virtual programs have been tremendously successful given the desire for quality STEM education, yes, but also because the programs are built around student interests in order to maximize inspiration and engagement.

Today presents a new challenge. With in-person school attendance being pushed back for a number of districts, and knowing that even when kids do return to the classroom the new learning environment will take some getting used to, it’s anyone’s guess as to how long it will be before student life is once again “normal.”

This prolonged uncertainty and disruption is requiring kids and teens to adapt to new learning scenarios, which means valuable knowledge might be left vulnerable, and important skills potentially

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iD Tech is Revolutionizing STEM Learning with Fun, Personalized Online Math Lessons | News

CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — iD Tech, the global leader in STEM education, has launched online math tutoring as part of their popular Online Private Lessons—live, one-on-one remote instruction customized to students’ interests, skill levels, and goals. Sessions are led by subject-matter experts – who serve as mentors as much as they do teachers – and are being rolled out to meet the growing need for new and dynamic learning experiences that are also relevant and personal in nature.

The best-in-class tech education company revolutionized summer back in 1999 by blending fun STEM learning with the traditional camp experience, and then again by bringing that entire experience online when COVID arrived.

Both the in-person and virtual programs have been tremendously successful given the desire for quality STEM education, yes, but also because the programs are built around student interests in order to maximize inspiration and engagement.

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