New puzzle magazine based on University research aims to support childhood learning


01-09-2014

A new puzzle-based magazine founded on research conducted by academics at the University of Cambridge has been launched to support learning in the core subjects of the National Curriculum.

This magazine is the first of its kind and we’re confident in its ability to help children to enjoy learning in a non-pressurised environment." — Mark Whiteway, Publishing Manager at Puzzler Media

The release of Puzzle Club, a 64-page magazine, follows a recent research study, “Puzzles in Education,” conducted by the Faculty of Education at the University, and commissioned by Puzzler Media. Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, facilitated the partnership. The report shows that using puzzles, in addition to standard teaching materials, can improve student learning

”Puzzle Club, our latest magazine, builds on the findings of this research report, and on years of feedback from our readers, confirming that puzzles both encourage and help them to learn,” said Mark Whiteway, Publishing Manager at Puzzler Media.

The magazine, aimed at children ages 7 to 11-years-old, was developed in conjunction with the learning giant Pearson to support education in the core subjects of the National Curriculum, with an emphasis on English, mathematics and science.

Each puzzle in the magazine has been designed to be used for practise and to improve key skills, such as problem-solving and writing fluency, or to impart and reinforce critical information and vocabulary.

“This magazine is the first of its kind and we’re confident in its ability to help children to enjoy learning in a non-pressurised environment,” Whiteway said.

Puzzle Club is available from WHSmith, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Asda and various newsagents.

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