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Minecraft used to sharpen math skills
Trent Drenkard works on Minecraft during an elective class at Otwell Middle School. The course uses the game to help students with math literacy. - photo by Jennifer Sami
With Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” playing in the background, Oleksandr Senko was clicking away on Minecraft, breaking and building blocks and taking screen grabs of his progress. It wasn’t a day off for the Otwell Middle School sixth-grader, rather another day in his math literature class. “It’s pretty fun,” he said.