Pine Tech Using Video Games to Teach Math
Pine Technical College is receiving a $200, ooo grant from the United States Department of Education. to benefit working adults and displaced workers pursuing degrees or credentials in community colleges. John Heckman is the Director of the Johnson Center for Simulation at Pine Tech. He says the focus of the grant money is on teaching math skills.
Heckman says many college programs require college alegbra as a math basis, including automotive, nursing, and business classes. He adds that if students come to Pine Tech without solid math schools, the school uses a developmental math class to get them up to college alegbra level so they can take other classes. Heckman says Pine Tech will use video games to teach the math.
The money is part of $11.25 million in grants for 29 projects across the country. Pine Tech was the only college in Minnesota to receive money, which Heckman says is an honor for the school.