A Vision of Success for
“All kids are smarter than we think. We just need to give them the opportunity to develop their abilities.”
Dr. Gordon Shaw, Co-founder, MIND Research Institute
In the early 1990s, three University of California researchers united in a simple yet innovative idea: let's teach math the way children learn — visually and experientially. In 1998, they branched off to create an independent non-profit, now known as MIND Research Institute, where they could apply this idea to the development of innovative, visually-based software games. Today, this initial idea continues to drive our work in creating unique and effective learning environments for students and teachers. It also guides our ongoing research investigating key questions about learning, mathematics and how the brain works.