Can smartphones improve students' math skills?

Using smartphones in math lessons has improved student achievement and interest in the subject, according to Project K-Nect, a program being tested at low-income schools in four districts in North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. Students use the phones to send messages to teachers or classmates about assignments, access math blogs and watch instructional videos about math. While each student is issued a smartphone, teachers say students' use of it is monitored to prevent abuse.

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