Raising Maths Standards Through Play

How can we motivate students who are behind in maths to up their game? Christine Edge-Sayer shows how a new play-based approach is inspiring excellence in students who were previously struggling.

Gamification or ‘game-based learning’ put simply, means using elements of play to help children learn. This can include point-scoring, competing against other pupils, rules and rewards for success. While hardly a new concept, the constant evolution of the online world means that game-based learning is taking on new and increasingly innovative approaches to help engage pupils in learning. 

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