It's a common question from students -- especially in math class -- "When are we ever going to use this?" writes Michael Edlavitch, a former middle-school math teacher and CEO and founder of Hooda Math. In this blog post, he writes about the benefits of using game-based learning. "By including educational games that are both intriguing and challenging, students are learning without knowing, practicing without feeling the repetition, and finding ways to connect and collaborate with others that have never existed before," he writes.

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