Study: Gestures can help students grasp math lessons

04/1/2013 | Education Week

Students who learned a math concept from a video in which a teacher used hand gestures to emphasize certain aspects of the concept outperformed students who learned the same lesson from a video in which the teacher did not use gestures, according to a recent study. "Gesturing can be a very beneficial tool that is completely free and easily employed in classrooms," said Kimberly Fenn, study co-author and an assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University.

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