@Sam – you make a good point about the schools. I have always said the schools have gone about teaching the wrong way and failed to change with the times.
When my son, who is now 21, was in school they still did the old math problems with apples and oranges and he had to work at it. But he could play Magic cards and Dungeons and Dragons and add the dice and card points up in his head no problem. If the school would put things into a perspective the students could relate to it would make them WANT to learn.
Similar to the social gaming, it’s learning while having fun!