Play computer games, improve your maths skills

Limited daily exposure to video games can actually help enhance mathematics skills, according to a new study from a Scottish educational organisation.

Limited daily exposure to video games can actually help enhance mathematics skills, according to a new study from a Scottish educational organisation.

Learning and Teaching Scotland, which is responsible for much of the country’s curriculum development, conducted a survey that examines the effect of a training game.

A group of students participated in the game, which included reading and puzzle tests, for 20 minutes at the start of classes for nine weeks. The survey found those children who had participated in educational games had increased their test scores by 50%.

The group’s national adviser, Derek Robertson, says the results show games do have a place in educating children.

“Computer games help flatten out the hierarchy that exists in schools – they are in the domain of the learner as opposed to the domain of the school,” he told the BBC.

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