[caption id="attachment_118245" align="alignleft" width="150"] A math game competition boosted student engagement.[/caption]

Fourteen- and 15-year-olds can be a tough crowd—especially when it comes to math. But featuring the unpopular subject in an interactive video game and turning it into a competition managed to transform hundreds of freshmen at Waipahu High School in Hawaii into a pretty boisterous bunch.

"I was impressed," said teacher Amelia Cook, who coordinated the algebra-focused competition that riled up more than 450 students. "I couldn't even hear myself" because of all the cheering.

Four of the school's seven Small Learning...

Subscribe to Read More

Are You an Educator?

Get Free online access to all our
news and resources and get
eSchool News Today email newsletter