Teenagers could boost maths and science scores by playing video games

Teachers across Australia are being urged to incorporate video games into their lessons after research revealed teenagers’ test scores improve if they play.

A study was conducted on 12,000 15-year-old students across the country and discovered gaming allowed the teens to perform 20 points about the average in maths, reading and science.

But those who logged into Facebook, Twitter or other social media websites on a daily basis scored 20 points lower.

‘The hypothesis is video games can lead to players developing skills in problem solving,’ Associate Professor in Economics Alberto Posso told Daily Mail Australia.

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