So far the project has found that the children who collaborated together showed improvement in mathematical flexibility and fluency, compared to those who used paper-based methods. The lead researcher of the project, Liz Burd says that the whole point of the project is to encourage more active student engagement, "where knowledge is obtained by sharing, problem-solving and creating, rather than by passive listening."
If implemented, this method of learning would encourage participation from all students, and not just one smarty-pants. Only mathematics was testing in this project, but researchers say that it could be applied in other areas of learning as well.
Credit: Durham University