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SXSWedu 2013

Brain Research & Math Learning: Real or Rhetoric?

In order to achieve the goals of Common Core State Standards and raise the bar for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) performance in the United States, we must first understand the the neuroscience behind math learning. Dr. Matthew Peterson and Nigel Nisbet share extensive success and stories that leverage blended learning, game-mechanics and the gamification of math concepts to engage and inspire students to revolutionary math proficiency levels.

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Sarah Cargill, Project Manager + Contributing Editor, Getting Smart

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Dual Presentation
  • Track: Gaming, Learning and Development
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Intermediate
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