Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
Apangea Math, a web-based adaptive math solution supporting grades 3 – 12, sponsored a national motivational contest during November which encouraged students to donate their Apangea Math points to selected charities such as Boys and Girls Club of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warrior, and Habitat for Humanity.
Every month, Apangea Math holds motivational contests for student and teachers. With this one-of-a-kind motivation built in the program, it encourages students to make smart decisions and builds self-esteem and confidence. Apangea Math donates one dollar for every 5,000 Apangea Math points.
Out of the entire nation of Apangea Math users during the month-long “A Time for Giving” contest, 99,645 students in a total of 9,375 classes were active on Apangea Math. Out of these students, 15,805,000 of their hard-earned points were redeemed, converting to $3,161 donated to all charities. Out of this nationwide total, there was an individual class that donated the most points, giving them the honor as the “winners” of this contest. The class that was deemed “winners” came from a school district out of Brockton, MA.
Students of Ms. Pam Senier’s North Junior High, of Brockton, MA, math class won the national giving contest for the 2nd year in a row (each with a different classroom/period). Ms. Senier’s class of 25 students donated 155,000 points, 85,000 of them to Make-A-Wish. During the contest time, the 4th period class completed 5,180 math problems and worked a total of 106 hours on the program. Apangea Math will be putting on a special event to recognize these students for their generosity and math prowess with individual certificates of achievement at North Junior High on Wednesday, December 14th at 11:00 am.
Ms. Senier’s class will be presented with a pizza party in their honor. Thousands of classrooms compete for honors and prizes by winning points for quality, accuracy, and problems successfully solved. This contest is just another great example of how students can participate in fun-filled competitions that challenge each and every student to reach for new heights of academic success.
Apangea Math will be saying “Thank you” to three other schools noting their generosity to help others. The schools receiving the pizza parties are, Mr. Bryant’s CNC OH 2011-12 Class, Central Normal Campus (Indiana), Ms. Miller’s 2nd period class from Pine Tree Junior High School (Texas) and Mrs. Pfaff’s Fifth Graders, Ponderosa Elementary (Idaho).
About Apangea Learning
Apangea Learning (http://www.apangealearning.com) provides one-student-to-one-teacher differentiated instruction through an integration of tutoring technology and live, online certified teachers. With programs based on one of the world's largest bodies of cognitive research conducted by the U.S. Air Force, Apangea has both strong technical resources and a content-development prowess that enables it to harness advanced web technologies and offer innovative instruction techniques. The privately owned company is based in Pittsburgh, PA.