We are not 100% aligned to any specific curriculum. The most universal of the curriculums in existence right now is Common Core, but it is not followed by every state in the U.S at this time. Since 2010, forty-one (41) of the fifty U.S. states have been members of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, while Alabama, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Alaska, Nebraska, Indiana and South Carolina did not adopt the initiative at a state level.
We chose not to align to Common Core because it is very polarizing and there is a good chance it will be phased out within the next 5 years. There are other standards, such as the national standards, but those also are highly scrutinized.
While the Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop game is not aligned to a particular curriculum or state standard, the game does take into account specific skills and learning tools that are taught in the classroom.
For example, the Play Mat included in the game resembles a number bond, which is a method of teaching that helps children visualize how to split numbers into parts. Additionally, the game uses rods and cubes, which are often used in schools to visualize numbers.
Math Wizard and the Magical Workshop gives children the ability to practice the following skills:
1. Addition and subtraction within 120
2. Counting and place value
3. Comparison of numbers