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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Wax On, Wax Off...



Another great post (with many good links) from Keith Devlin, on the use of video games for math education, with specific reference to the game "DragonBox" and 'algebraic learning':

http://devlinsangle.blogspot.com/2013/07/it-only-takes-about-42-minutes-to-learn.html

(I feel like he's over-reacting a bit at the start to a magazine headline -- such looseness of language is pretty darn common in the press, generally, and headlines in particular -- but once you get past that part, a lot of interesting food for thought.)

Moreover, I have to love any post that works the original "Karate Kid" (one of my favorite movies), into a discussion of math education!! (via the topic of 'transfer learning').





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