What is MindZu?
MindZu creates brilliant mobile apps which make it fun and affordable to learn middle school and high school mathematics.
Disruptively blending pedagogy, creativity, gaming and technology, MindZu is a radically different e-learning company. Our unique approach to education earned MindZu a place as a finalist in the Global Edtech Startup Awards, ahead of 3,000 other edtech companies from more than 80 countries.
The MindZu world
For self-study e-learning to succeed, it has to hold your attention and be a lot more engaging and motivating than online textbooks or videos of a teacher. MindZu provides a learning experience like no other.
Instead of reproducing a dull textbook online, we re-create each curriculum as an animated, gamified, challenge-filled journey through a compelling adventure. To capture learner attention and help them understand, learn and apply, we use the principles of game-play, conceptual visualisation, immersive storytelling and motivational psychology.
Our virtual worlds and colourful characters bring learning to life. The MindZu world is a place where smart people are fighting back against the forces which make learning boring. Supported by an all-wise Muze, you can help Maya, Fidel and James to defeat the inspiration-crushing Crassia and her armies of Meh. Knowledge is the superpower which helps you advance through your mission.
Our lessons are short – typically 5-7 minutes long – and they use animation and colour to make concepts easy to understand and remember. Complete lesson notes are available, synchronised to the animation, and you can create your own text notes just by speaking. For each lesson, interactive exercises and game challenges let you test yourself and apply what you are learning.
MindZu’s apps are designed to be available 24/7 – you can even download lessons and work offline.
A learner can move ahead as fast as they want, or slow down and gain additional reinforcement. Learning via self-study does not mean you are learning alone. In your quest for knowledge MindZu supports you in several ways:
- A smart performance management system keeps track of everything you do (and how fast you do it), and lets you know where you need to focus, or where you are brilliant.
- Teachers can monitor and remediate individuals or classes via their own set of reporting and communication tools.
- Learners can connect with classmates or fellow learners around the world to tutor peers or brag about their leader-board status.
Why get MindZu apps?
Learning no longer needs to be stressful when you have MindZu lessons, challenges and missions, a wealth of information, and motivating performance management tools in your hands. The exciting MindZu mobile platform is here to increase access to brilliant education, and to ramp up the power of your learning experience.
How the app works
Simply download and install the appropriate MindZu app and register with us. Then you are good to go! Absorb a brief animated lesson. Refer to related notes as you go, or create your own. Do the interactive exercises which follow (or skip them if you’re confident). Do more if you need to. Then step into the game, complete the mission challenges and earn rewards!
Then progress to the next lesson. MindZu guides you on your journey, but you can take your own path if you wish. Learning does not have to be linear. Your performance management system makes sure you don’t get lost or miss anything vital.
If internet access is unreliable or expensive, you can download the lessons to your phone for endless offline repeats! Your performance is quickly synched whenever you are back in a wifi zone.
MindZu is like having your own personal tutor, right in your pocket.
MindZu covers the GCSE curriculum. In India, our apps are tailored to the CBSE. In countries where we are working with government education departments or funders, we create custom solutions for the local curriculum and learning conditions.
MindZu content is created by serious educators, with rigorous quality control, and covers the entire year's education curriculum. Mega Maths, the first MindZu app, covers senior high school math, equivalent to Year 10 (UK), Grade 9 (India), Form 4 (Tanzania), or Grade 11 (South Africa). More subjects and years are coming soon!
Work offline or online
No data? Low bandwidth area? Not a problem. Once MindZu’s lessons are downloaded, you can work offline, anytime, anywhere, and anyplace. MindZu is your maths teacher, resource center, educational gaming, and learning community in the palm of your hand!
Getting the app on your Android phone is simple: go to the Google Play Store and download MindZu. You can enjoy the first few lessons free. You can get the full year's curriculum for only $4-15!
MindZu is committed to making the highest quality education available to even the most disadvantaged learners, so our fees will never be more than the price of a simple meal for a whole year of access.