Dr. Stat

Dr. Stat is a Statistics Professor. This blog is his opportunity to share ideas and opinions about education (especially math education), politics, and whatever else comes up.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Math, Music, and Computers

From: Business Wire, February 9, 2005

Headline: Non-Profit Organization Brings Proven Math Education Process Developed by Internationally Acclaimed Scientists to Texas Elementary Schools

After six years of testing and refining the program in California schools, this is the first time that the "Math + Music" program is being offered in another state. The process combines music instruction and computer math games to dramatically enhance students' mathematical and problem-solving skills. It focuses on building the brain's spatial temporal reasoning capability -- the ability to think visually several steps ahead in patterns and pictures. "Math + Music" is based on 30 years of brain research and offers a new, engaging and more effective way to reach students who have historically struggled with math.

The MIND Institute is a community-based, non-profit research organization formed in 1998 and based in Costa Mesa, Calif. It is dedicated to brain research and to preparing students in grades K-12, regardless of cultural or socio-economic background, for success in school, work and society. The Institute has successfully integrated more than 30 years of breakthrough academic research on the brain at he University of California, Irvine, into applied education programs for elementary school students.

Sounds Interesting.