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Maths by stealth

Can gaming help improve numeracy among young people?

By Wendy Jones  

stardash_samsung-galaxy-s5_rgb Education charities aren’t usually in the business of producing runner games—those mesmerising mobile apps that pit brain and finger against a series of breakneck-speed challenges and which kids seem addicted to, but which—as entertainment—are often lost on the rest of us.

But this week National Numeracy, the charity of which I’m a trustee, has done just that, showing off a new app called Star Dash Studios which gets players to rescue a film production that has gone over budget and behind schedule. And to do that, they need to deploy—you’ve guessed…

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