TES reports on a computer game that has been trialed in Scottish schools.

 

Mangahigh produces free web-based games that claim to be ‘incredibly playable, that kids can love, that also teach mathematics to a high level’.

Brian Clark, a development officer at the Consolarium, LTS’s centre for games and learning, is also a Mangahigh convert.

The Mangahigh team has developed a series of games for the 10-16 age group that requires the application of mathematical concepts from the first click of the ‘Play Now’ button. It is one of the first games-based learning tools I have seen that really challenges pupils of all abilities, and, importantly, it is presented in a modern, accessible and Flash-based format.

Mangahigh games are free but if teachers want to see how their pupils are performing they have to subscribe.

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