Math curriculum uses video-game design to teach algebra

12/2/2013 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Students at some schools in Boston are using Bootstrap, a math curriculum that uses computer coding and video-game design to teach algebra -- to learn how math applies in real-world settings. "I had students who were amazed that when they played Call of Duty that shooting the enemy required a programmer to use the Pythagorean theorem in the programming," middle-school teacher Peter Isham said.

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