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Math Video Games Get a Boost

A new generation of video game designers has set out to transfer the determination kids show when killing mutants or stealing cars to the more wholesome pursuit of learning algebra. Historically, school officials have been slow to take seriously something...

By Michael Alison Chandler | January 22, 2009; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (5)

e-textbooks -- Can they help?

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice holiday. I wrote a story for the weekend about an effort endorsed by Virginia's Education Department to update the physics curriculum by asking teachers to contribute chapters for a free, online textbook. The...

By Michael Alison Chandler | December 1, 2008; 10:05 AM ET | Comments (2)

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...

By Michael Alison Chandler | October 8, 2008; 11:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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