The Amazing Adventures of Millie Moreorless - Supporting early maths learning for children with Down Syndrome.
We were approached by Enabling Play to help the develop, design and build a mobile game that would help children with Down Syndrome tackle early maths concepts.
Having secured funding from the fabulous REACT Play Sandbox project we worked with a team that included brother and sister Will and Cara Jessop from Enabling Play along with Professor Jill Porter from the University of Bath. It was Jill's research into how technology can best support learning for children with Down Syndrome that laid the foundation for the project.
The Amazing Adventures of Millie Moreorless takes the player on a journey through strange alien worlds with intergalactic girl scout Millie Moreorless whose progress depends on your ability to raise or lower the terrain by choosing 'more' or 'less'. This central logic is based on the concept of magnitude which research has shown is fundamental to children's early understanding of fundamental maths and number principles.