Most students would prefer to eat broccoli rather than do math problems. With jobs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields growing faster than other fields, students are needed who are not only proficient at math, but genuinely interested in math and problem-solving. Traditional teaching methods are not enough; less than half of American students are proficient in math.
Students already engage in games on a daily basis (over 90% of kids ages 2-11 play games) and we can leverage that interest to engage students in math. What are kids already learning when they play games? What kind of games can help kids develop the problem-solving, collaboration and communication skills they need to meet today’s standards for mathematical practice?
Learn more in this infographic from MIND Research Institute.