Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
During the month of November, 258 schools across Indiana competed in the 2nd Annual Hoosier Math Cup, a contest encouraging kids to practice their math skills and have fun while creating a stronger foundation for learning. Nearly 26,000 students participated in the statewide contest sponsored by the Indiana Department of Education and Apangea Math, a web-based award-winning provider of supplemental math instruction for grades 3 - 12.
“Apangea’s Hoosier Math Cup is an excellent opportunity for students to participate in a fun-filled competition that challenges each and every one of them to reach for new heights of academic success,” said Dr. Tony Bennett, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The successful efforts of Apangea to engage students throughout Indiana bring a new level of awareness to the importance of math achievement.”
When the contest closed, Mr. Jeff Beechler’s sixth grade fifth period class from Hamilton Heights Middle School in Arcadia, IN was named the class with the highest average points per student in the state.
“Winning the Cup is a big deal to us because it’s the first state championship for Hamilton Heights. The kids were motivated to become history makers,” said Beechler.
The State Champion awards event will be held at Hamilton Heights Middle School on December 15, 2011. The winning students will be recognized with t-shirts, certificates, a championship banner, a pizza package, and the Hoosier Math Cup trophy.
More than 1,575 classrooms in Indiana competed in the Hoosier Math Cup by solving math problems using the Apangea Math program at school, during after school programs, and at home during the contest period. Indiana students solved more than 2.3 million problems on Apangea as they competed for the title of Hoosier Math Cup Champion and the opportunity to win the coveted Hoosier Math Cup trophy.
Apangea Math will also be recognizing regional champions and individual student winners. The six regional class champions will receive a pizza party prize package and championship banner. Individual prizes include Fandango and Amazon gift cards and an Xbox 360 with Kinect.
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.