Buffalo District Adds Gaming to Math Curriculum

Buffalo Public Schools in New York is introducing educational gaming to thousands of students across dozens of schools. The district is adopting Tabula Digita's DimensionM educational games as a supplement to its math curriculum.

DimensionM is an immersive gaming environment focused on math for students in grades 3 through 12. It offers a 3D environment in which players carry out missions (lessons) in multi-player tournament-style games. Players face mathematical obstacles, which, when solved, allow them to advance and score points.

According to Tabula, the Buffalo implementation will be available as a supplement for about 12,000 of the district's students in 45 schools. This will kick off over the summer session, with the complete rollout expected in the fall.

Buffalo Public Schools serves about 37,000 students total in more than 60 locations, including 50 elementary and middle schools, 12 high schools, and two adult education centers.

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