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Posted on 01/28/2010 4:15:33 PM PST by 7jason
Students learn by playing. This is a critical component of good educational games. Allow me to illustrate with a basic example. Traditional dominoes is an excellent game for teaching math skills to children, especially for adding up fives. If a player can make the tail ends of the dominoes add to five or a number divisible by five, he scores points. If not, he may strategize to prevent his opponent from scoring. You can see children mentally adding while playing
three plus two equals five
four plus six equals ten
The game cannot be played without adding up the points on the table, so basic math is an integral part of the game.
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