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"The scene is a school in Southall, where a computer game that teaches maths is being used in a trial scheme. It is claimed that the programme could eventually replace teachers for some classes.
Called Manga High, the software is designed to look like a normal game, and features colourful graphics, sound effects and music. Pupils must solve a series of mathematical puzzles."
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"Internet games can boost children's interest in mathematics, says a footballing Oxford University professor who plays wearing the prime number 17 and uses dance to prove theorems.
Marcus du Sautoy says there is "a real crisis" in maths education in English secondary schools, attended by pupils aged 11 to 16, where he says initially enthusiastic pupils "lose interest and become bored."
His response is a glitzy maths website that uses arcadestyle games to teach children curriculum topics such as geometry and quadratic equations."
Very impressive approach to learning mathematics using games!
See article also at http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE5AT1MQ20091130
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