Math gaming, math campaigning, and more
Here's the buzz in math education today. The New York Times has a cool story about eighth-graders in Brooklyn using video games to drill algebra. Apparently this is a growing field. Microsoft announced it's going to dump about $1.5 million into "games research" to attract those elusive, glued-to-the-screen pre-teens.
In a presidential campaign that has been VERY quiet on reading, writing and arithmetic, Education Week has a story about ideas from Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for boosting the math and science teaching corps.
Also, Education Secretary Margaret Spellings talked about funding for math education yesterday in a forum convened to discuss the National Math Panel's report, and she said No Child Left Behind is helping to improve math performance.
I'm interested in learning more about math gaming. If any one has heard of any particular games, gaming companies, or schools that are using them... let me know!
Also,what do you think of the presidential candidates' views on improving math and science education? Do you see any promising ideas coming out of this campaign?
Posted by: potmeetkettle | October 8, 2008 3:47 PM | Report abuse
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