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When Number Sense Fails

In a recent research study, children who showed math deficiency in kindergarten and first grade were given daily practice with two contrasting computer-based interventions using math games , the students showed gains on the subject of the intervention. Why are we not...

But Will it Work for My Kid?

The last few posts have focused on the general advantage of turning math facts into a kind of video game, like we do at www.mathnook.com, and how doing so creates room for higher-order thinking skills in operational memory. I compared a brain with snap access to the...

Prefrontal Cortex Should not be Bothered

PROCESS: Prefrontal cortex recognizes need for data Math fact data “delivered” to prefrontal cortex Prefrontal cortex combines fact recall with rules and patterns, resulting in skilled problem solving Pictures at www,mathnook,com/blog Why Fact Games Work Readers of...

Apples and … Basketballs?

Apples and...Basketballs? I recently had the opportunity to talk with Alfie Kohn, one of my favorite theorists of education. In fact, I asked him if he might have a look at some of the games on our site. It was with a sense of dread that I opened up his email later...

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