Cool Schools: Argyle Middle School In Silver Spring, Md.

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) -- Math matters in this week's cool school.

It's time to fire up the bus and head to Silver Spring where at Argyle Middle School. Their love of video games is making fractions a lot more fun.

Fractions are a big part of math in 6th grade. What's cool about this lesson is how Danyail and her classmates at Argyle Middle School are learning math, but also playing a pretty fun video game.

"When a fraction hits its equivalent, the equivalent will get destroyed in the game, but the fractions won't so it's kind of like that, that's what I like," explained Reynald Oliveria.

Principal Bobby Dodd says this team teaching approach is something you can expect more and more schools to adopt, because it works!

"All the research shows that kids don't learn in isolation that the curriculum and the instructional strategies that teachers use need to be integrated, that's the way they get a really good depth of understanding," said Principal Bobby Dodd.

Almost without realizing it, 6th grade math gets easier with a 'fraction' of the stress.

"What we are trying to do is teach these students to become digital producers so they can create their own games, by doing so we're teaching them programming skills but we're also teaching them artistic skills," explained Tech Teacher, David Heller.

This school is seeing some great results! If you have a cool school, send an email to


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