Stanford Study Proves Video Games Improve Math Skills


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A boy, age 9, plays a video game on a Nintendo 3DS at his Los Angeles, California home, July 10, 2012. Nintendo’s 3DS handheld game console is enjoying a sales revival after a disappointing launch a year ago. (Ricardo DeAratanha/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Studies show that games can actually help improve critical thinking a problem solving. Not board games, but video games. The thing that parents yell at their children to stop playing so much. Stanford even named Wuzzit Troube and influence of a digital math game, students who played the game had a 20,5% increase in problem solving algorithmic thinking. According to Jordan Shapiro from Flipboard, but don’t get confused this won’t make your kid a genius. Yet it can help. Now not just any game can do this, like Call of Duty. Like Learn Math, for Nintendo DS, Personal Trainer, Math also for Nintendo DS, the Curious Village is also another well puzzle solving game for your children. Just with 10 minutes a day your child can be well simulated, now if you have younger children trying games shapes and colors, with rapid movements stimulates the child’s brain. One teacher unnamed in the article as well written by Jordan Shapiro had a quote from a teacher who participated in the study as well, “My 5th period class, which is involved in this study, is an inclusion class with students with learning disabilities. On the last quiz I gave, the percentage of students receiving an A or B grade in this class was [only] one percentage less than those receiving an A or B grade in my Honors class which is filled with students in the gifted and talented program and my school’s science magnet program.”