It was found that 45 percent of the students using the desks increased the number of unique mathematical expressions they created since the beginning of the project, while only 16 percent of students working on traditional paper saw the same sort of increase
The study involved over 400 children at 12 schools, most of whom were between eight and ten years old
One of the classrooms involved in the SynergyNet project
Students using the SynergyNet project's NumberNet desks
The teacher views live feeds from all the desks, and can intervene if they see that a group of students is going about solving their equation the wrong way
Mathematics has always been one of those subjects that poses a lot of difficulties for some young students. In the 3-year SynergyNet project conducted by Britain’s Durham University, however, it was found that something might help – multi-user multi-touch networked desks.
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