A lot of kids don’t like to think about math, so they spend a lot of time reading, but a new study suggests the Internet is one way to help them think about it.
Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that students who can access math websites on their mobile phones are better able to answer questions, and they have more fun with the answers.
The study also found that kids who use smartphones to access the Internet have lower levels of math anxiety and are more likely to get a good grade.
The researchers also found more than 50 percent of students who downloaded math resources from the web were able to get through the first four questions without having to stop the app.
Roughly 80 percent of the kids in the study who were not able to access math resources were able at least to understand the math.
“There’s a lot that kids don-t know about math,” said Richard A. Brown, the lead author of the study.
More than 80 percent could be taught the basic math rules by the end of high school.
A few students were able even to learn the basics of trigonometry, which helps solve problems involving angles.
In the study, Brown and his colleagues used a computer program called MathSmart that uses video games to teach math to students.
They had students watch a video in which they had to solve a series of math problems, then were given the option to play a video of the solution in the video game.
The students were then asked to take a math test, which included a series that was hard or easy, and to rate the difficulty of each solution.
After the tests, the students were asked to download MathSmart to check their scores.
They also got a smartphone to play the video games.
About a third of the students downloaded MathSmart, but about half of them used the mobile apps.
The others, who didn’t have the apps, had problems with the app because they could not access the math resources.
Another third of students downloaded the apps for math but did not have the videos, because they did not know how to play them.
Brown and his team then asked the students to complete a survey about how they felt about math and about how much they liked the math problems they solved.
Overall, 86 percent of children who downloaded the math apps were able, or somewhat able, to solve the first 4 questions of the math test.
The students who used the apps had lower scores, though they were able again after they completed the survey.
While some of the problems had easy answers, Brown said the students who did not download the apps were more likely than those who used them to have problems with each answer.
Other findings from the study include that students in the top-performing classes were able (on average) to answer more questions and had better grades.
Students who downloaded Math Smart also had higher levels of confidence in their math ability, and higher levels also of positive attitudes toward math.
They had lower levels and more negative attitudes toward the math problem.
And the students whose parents did not use smartphones were also able to score well on the math tests.