Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Role-Playing Your Way to Math Mastery?
A massively multiplayer online game requiring players to employ mathematical concepts could revolutionize the teaching of mathematics at the middle school level, according to Stanford mathematician Keith Devlin.
-The importance of 'context'
-Using mathematics to achieve goals, and to see the outcome of that immediately
-Video games help students overcome that period when they haven’t seen value in the mathematics they learn
-The one thing that is missing in a math class is the meaningful environment