Board games ‘boost early maths skills’

March 26, 2008 at 10:32 am Leave a comment

Playing four 15-minute sessions of board games such as snakes and ladders can improve a child’s mathematical abilities significantly, according to a study of four and five-year-olds. And the improvement in numerical tests is still measurable nine weeks later.The researchers who conducted the study said nursery classes should include numerical board games to familiarise children with numbers before they go to school. It is also an easy way for parents to give their children a head start in maths.

Author: James Randerson, The Guardian, 25th March 2008

Full article available <a href=”http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,2267895,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=8″ target=”_blank”>here</a>.

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