Reflection Week 5: Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math?

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Teenagers playing video gamesWow, what an interesting post. As parents and teachers we always hear the negative stigma that surround video games and children; They keep children from being active, have too much violence, and aren’t cognitively engaging. WRONG! Recent studies have found that video games help in spatial awareness which leads to innovation and greater knowledge in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). This article is a great reminder of how a child’s formal and informal educations can work together to enhance their ┬álearning. Participants in one study showed great improvements in only 10 hours! Could video games be the next great tool to helping lessen the gender gap in math, science, engineering and technology???
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