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The outbreak of SARS-COVID-19 (coronavirus) has caused many educational institutions to close temporarily and rely on distance education.

We believe that there should be no limits to when and where you can learn, and we are committed to supporting educators in facilitating engaging distance education to give students a sense of normality and continuity. 

Manic Math can help you stay in touch with your students and keep them in touch with each other with social learning… all done remotely!

How to play Manic Math remotely with your class

You can play Manic Math remotely with your class in only 5 easy steps. This is a great way to keep the students connected with each other which is vital for mental health in an uncertain time.

1. Start a game of Manic Math

Head along to www.manicmath.com and start a quiz.

2. Signup and choose a quiz to play

We have premade quizzes covering Number and Algebra for students in Grade 2 to Grade 10. Take your pick, then press Start to get your game pin to share with your students.

3. Video call your students

Call your students using a video call service of your choice (eg. Skype, Google Hangouts, Zoom, Whereby).

4. Share screens and let your students join the game!

Now that you’ve got your students on a call, share your screen and open the webpage with the Manic Math quiz that you created before so that students can join the game with their quiz pins!

5. Start the fun!

Now that you’ve got your students on a call, share your screen and open the webpage with the Manic Math quiz that you created before so that students can join the game with their quiz pins!

And it is as simple as that!

Here’s a video of me playing Manic Math with one of my students

Tips and Tricks

Here are a few ways to get the most out of Manic Math remotely.

Do a practice run first

Do a dry run before you host your game to get to know the setup with your computer and video conferencing tool - test your webcam and remember to keep the Manic Math window in view on your screen while playing so students can see the leaderboard and question preview.

Allow students to use other chat or messaging services with their friends while playing

There will be too many people on the video call for students to be able to talk directly with their peers in the class… but this is what we want to give them the opportunity of social learning! To enable this, don’t be afraid to encourage them to start other calls with their friends to discuss what is happening during the game.

Close other tabs and windows

To reduce the pressure on your web browser and video chat, close all the other browser tabs and program windows while playing. This will make it a lot easier on your computer as it is hosting all the fun!

Use our SOLO mode to give students some fun homework

Our SOLO mode has the same topics as our CLASS mode however students work through it at their own pace. Here they also earn stickers to show off in CLASS mode so the motivation is high to do a good job in SOLO mode!

Send us a message if you need a hand

You can send us a quick message if you need a hand setting any of this up and we’ll be more than happy to help! Just click on the purple chat icon in the bottom right of the game screen.