Oxford Math Professor Backs Web Games to Teach Kids

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Do you know that internet games can boost children’s interest in mathematics? Says a professor from Oxford University who uses dance to prove theorems. Marcus du Sautoy says that there is a real crisis in maths education in English secondary schools. He says that children tend to lose interest and become bored easily when learning Mathematics.

A number of schools in London and Tennessee in the United States are trying out the website, which include a game called “save or dumb missile” where children can enter coordinates on a graph to ami a missile at an asteroid for the Earth. The depth of the mathematics can be embedded in the games, which students have to do the maths in order to get high scores.

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