A UK study involving roughly 400 students, mostly aged 8-10 years, and a new
generation of multi-touch, multi-user, computerized desktop surfaces is showing
that over the last three years the technology has appreciably boosted students’
math skills compared to peers learning the same material via the conventional
paper-and-pencil method. How? Through collaboration, mostly, as well as by
giving teachers better tools by which to micromanage individual students who
need some extra instruction while allowing the rest of the class to continue
moving forward.