Game helps teacher engage students in math lessons

04/15/2009 | Salt Lake Tribune (Utah), The

A game about ancient civilizations is helping some elementary- and middle-school students in Utah better understand basic and advanced math, practice problem-solving skills and learn ancient history. "By engaging them in a story, you've engaged the imagination," said math teacher Scott Laidlaw, who designed the game. "If you can imagine math in one context, that gives you the power to imagine math in a different context."

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