Instead of just workbooks, paper and pencil, they do some of their math and language assignments on a Sony Play Station. They're interested in it, and if you can get students where they think they're learning and they're playing, it has hit the magic mark," said Joy Davis, assistant principal at Summerour Middle School in Norcross, Georgia.
San Diego-based Lightspan is the company that creates the educational games.
They also get a chance to practice math in a way that is fun and appeals to their interests.
Math Game Time’s free and fun math videos appeal to children at many different grade levels and with many different interests.
Children can enjoy racing games, logic games, puzzle games, and even games based on activities they enjoy every day.
The games also cover a variety of concepts and skills, ranging from basic addition and subtraction skills to solving complex equations and graphing.
In some communities, parents who may not speak much English are encouraged to play the games themselves.
At Summerour Middle School for example, 52 flags fly in the cafeteria to represent the nationalities of the student body.
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