Teachers turn to video games to teach science and math

08/22/2013 | Seattle Times, The

The proliferation of inexpensive tablets, and younger teachers who are savvy with computers, means students are using more video games to learn about subjects such as math and science. For example, Foldit, a game developed by the University of Washington's Center for Game Science, allows students to study protein structures. Other games, such as DragonBox, teaches students algebra. "We were able to show that even kindergartners and first-graders can master solving equations," UW's Zoran Popovic said.

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