It looks like the smart desk does make the kids smarter.
Researchers in the UK have been testing what they call a "future classroom", a space similar to Star Trek that encourages collective learning in many waystouch desks. A three-
The annual study of about 400 students shows that children have better math scores when they study in groups and work together to solve problems.
Researchers at Durham University found that interactive smart desks improve math flexibility and fluency compared to solving paper problems, which only improves flexibility.
According to the findings published in the journal Learning and Teaching, 45 of the students using desks created unique mathematical expressions after using desks, in contrast, the proportion of traditional paper used is 16
Based on activities.
"Our goal is to encourage the active participation of students at a higher level, through sharing, questions --
Solve and create instead of listening passively, "lead researcher Liz Burd said at a press conference.
"We are pleased to observe that a group of students have enhanced the understanding of mathematical concepts by others," the education professor said . ".
"This collaboration does not happen when students use paper --
"As part of a project called SynergyNet, researchers designed software and desks that can cope with multiple touches and networked with the main smart board.
Teachers can send tasks to different tables and receive real-time feedback on what the children are doing.
The researchers worked with 12 local schools on the project.
"Kids really love doing math like this and they are always disappointed when you turn off the table," says Educational Researcher Emma Mesel . ".
"We can achieve fluency in mathematics through practice, but it is difficult to teach to improve students' ability to find a range of arithmetic problem solutions.
"In many parts of the world, futuristic classrooms still have a long way to go, but researchers say they have noticed technological advances since they started working on the project three years ago, prices have also fallen.