When children learn to do maths in a way that is useful to them, they will also learn to make mistakes, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge.
The researchers, who used the National Certificate of Advanced Mathematics, found that children who took quantum computing courses in their first years of primary school learned fewer skills than their peers.
The results are based on an experiment conducted with around 20 primary school children and follow a number of other studies that have shown that children are learning more effectively from quantum computing.
“We were interested in the effects of learning in quantum computing on children’s cognitive development, but were surprised by the results,” lead author Andrew Smith, from the School of Computer Science at the University, told Business Insider.
We hope these results will lead to more quantum computers in classrooms across the country and a new generation of young people interested in quantum computers.” “
In our study, the more quantum computing a child did, the better their skills were in the quantum computing domain.
We hope these results will lead to more quantum computers in classrooms across the country and a new generation of young people interested in quantum computers.”
A number of children were enrolled in the study for different reasons.
One group took the quantum computer course to improve skills in the area of quantum computing, while another group were given the basic quantum computing course and were also asked to do some quantum computing as part of their secondary school study.
While the primary school students took the course to gain experience in the field, the secondary school students were asked to take a quantum computer workshop, in which they used a variety of quantum computer tools to solve various problems.
“The key finding was that children were more effective when they were taught the basic training in quantum computation, which included learning to solve some of the more challenging problems in a real-world setting,” Smith said.
The key finding is that children’s learning outcomes improved after the quantum training.
“These results show that children can learn to apply quantum computing techniques in a meaningful way,” Smith added.
The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.