Thursday, March 18, 2010
Visual technology aids students in learning math, studies find
Animation is helping students grasp abstract math concepts, two studies are reporting. A Lancaster University study found that interactive whiteboards that use animations, visual imagery and videos helped students in the U.K. understand math concepts, and teachers reported that the technology created a more collaborative classroom. In a study from the MIND Research Institute, California students who used math software to solve problems presented as puzzles and games raised their test scores on state exams by more than 12 percentage points.