How are my child’s math skills developing

Are my child’s abilities above or below normal?

Duck on the Run is not designed to rank children. The app’s graphic features focus on individual improvement. Since all data is anonymized within the Cognitive Research Platform that sits behind the Duck on the Run game, we are unable to give you a direct report on this.

Please use the reports within the app to see performance trends for each child.

What can I do to help my child develop numeracy skills?

Practice and encouragement will go a long way, as well as a positive attitude towards maths in general.  Scientific studies are always uncovering new influences on numeracy skills.  We summarise research we find interesting on our website on the blog page and also list information gleaned from the studies we support.

What is the latest thinking in numerical cognition research?

Whilst not a complete overview of research in this area, we do summarise research we find interesting on our blog page, and also list information gleaned from the studies we support.

What constitutes a truly educational app?

Many apps are categorised as educational, but simply asking children to add two numbers or identify a shape does not guarantee learning.  Research done in 2015 showed there are four pillars of learning that underpin a truly educational app.  They are summarized in this blog on educational apps.

Data Privacy

How do you ensure my child’s data privacy?

We take data privacy seriously.  Duck on the Run is built on the principles of privacy by default and design.  Please see our privacy policy for more details.

What data is shared, and who can access it?

We do not sell the data we collect.  All data stored is to ensure the correct functioning of the game and to support insights into the process of mathematical learning.   Employees and contractors of Daticient SARL have access to gameplay data for these purposes.

What if I don’t want my data stored?

We respect everyone’s right to privacy, and sharing data is a choice.  This doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy the fun and educational benefits of Duck on the Run.  Data logging can be turned off any time through an in-app purchase.   However, this may compromise some features which rely on data logging such as performance graphs.

Why do you charge for turning off data logging?

Personal data has a huge value – but we are rarely compensated for our data that we all give to organisations on a daily basis as we use apps, browse the web or shop online. The price of the Duck on the Run app is discounted as a thank-you for willingly sharing your data – to further understand the processes of numerical cognition. If you do not wish to share your data, we ask you to pay full price for the game through an in-app purchase.

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Access to the Cognitive Research PlatformLeveraging the Duck on the Run App to collect specific data points for a studyOther advisory services around digitizing studies