Bob Dylan popularized this phrase many years ago in his anthemic song of the same name. IPMG Publishing has been changing in recent years for several reasons.
First, the launch of IPMG’s Tic Tac Math Apps created a unique opportunity to be a first mover as the first iPad app introduced at the NCTM conference in 2010. Couple this with iPad adoptions in schools and it’s pretty clear that the print business is in trouble from a usage standpoint but also from an educational value perspective.
Second, the cost of printing has gone through the roof! As it is now, IPMG Publishing can no longer afford to offer the discounts necessary to distributors, inventory the products and ship them out while still earning a profit. So things have to change…..
What does this all mean? Starting in 2013, we will begin to make IPMG’s extensive library of math game and activity content available for free via this blog. After you download the pdf of the game or activity and use it for a bit, I’d be grateful if you would come back and write a quick comment about how you use the math games or math activities that you selected.
My goal is to develop more games for the iPad based on the content that we have available. While the games will now be free as a pdf download, all that I ask in exchange, is that if you have a blog, an iPad program in your school or a list of recommended apps for parents on your school website, that you include the Tic Tac Math series, available on the App Store here, in your planning.
Thanks and stop back often to get free math games and free math activities! Oh, and please forward this on to any of your friends and colleagues who may be interested in this sort of thing.