It Only Takes About 42 Minutes To Learn Algebra With Video Games
On average, it took 41 minutes and 44 seconds for students to master Algebra skills during the Washington State Algebra Challenge
using the DragonBox App
The Challenge, co-sponsored by Washington
University’s Center for Game Science and the Technology Alliance included 4,192 K-12 students. Together, they solved 390,935 equations over the course of 5 days in early June. According to the Challenge’s calculations, that’s 6 months, 28 days, and 2 hours worth of algebra work.
What’s even more impressive, “of those students who played at least 1.5 hours, 92.9% achieved mastery. Of those students who played at least 1 hour, 83.8% achieved mastery. Of those students who played at least 45 minutes, 73.4% achieved mastery.”
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