Raleigh, NC – The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry, leading industry authority and advocate for dogs, is proud to continue their extensive commitment to education with the launch of the AKC Math Agility App. The educational app is designed to teach children math using the popular AKC dog sport, Agility.
In Agility, dogs race against a clock as they navigate an obstacle course with strong concentration and speed. Intended for children ages 5-8, the AKC Math Agility App allows players to tour the country competing in AKC Agility events with a dog breed of their choice as they work their way to the AKC National Agility Championship. Players will be able to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. As the math facts pop up on screen, the faster the player answers, the faster the dog will complete the obstacle.
The app will feature 15 playable AKC-recognized dog breeds with a motivational unlock system that encourages playing increasingly difficult challenges to unlock more breed cards, for a total of 60 breeds. Each breed card features information about each unique breed, as well as illustrations of the dog from two different angles.
“We are thrilled to bring the AKC Math Agility App to children, parents and teachers,” said Ashley Jacot, Director of AKC Education. “This app gives us the opportunity to help children learn and strengthen math skills while introducing them to the exciting world of purebred dogs and dog sports.”
Developed by Little 10 Robot, a leader in apps for children, the ad-free AKC Math Agility App will be available for purchase in the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play store for $2.99.
About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. Along with its more than 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 22,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Reunite and the AKC Museum of the Dog. For more information, visit www.akc.org.
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