Can video games help students with disabilities learn geometry?

Educator Brian Kenney at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., is using commercial video games, such as Minecraft, to teach math concepts to students with disabilities. Students with disabilities are paired with peers from Kenney's video game design class to work on building virtual homes with blocks, a process Kenney says helps them learn geometry. While research on the effectiveness of the approach, teachers and students are enthusiastic, with Kenney saying, "They actually come in on Saturdays and they can't get enough of it."

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