We can’t think of a better way to help than by encouraging Indiana students to do what we know they already want to do–learn, grow and give back.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
Apangea Math, a web-based math solution targeting grades 4–12, has been providing Indiana schools with anytime, anywhere access for 2 years. Today Apangea Math has announced that it is providing a way for students across the state to make a difference and support tornado victims.
As part of its breakthrough motivation system, Apangea Math offers opportunities for students to contribute points earned doing math to charitable organizations (Boys and Girls Club of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Wounded Warrior and Habitat for Humanity). For every 5,000 Apangea Math points donated, the charity receives $1 from Apangea Math. Many schools are known to pool their winnings so money can be directed to support a particular charity.
Kevin McAliley, CEO of Apangea Math, said: “We were saddened to hear that the March 2nd tornadoes devastated our friends in Southeastern Indiana. We can’t think of a better way to help than by encouraging Indiana students to do what we know they already want to do–learn, grow and give back.” Apangea Math has created the “IN Kids for Tornado Relief” Challenge that will enable students and classrooms to donate their points to support families affected by this tragedy. Apangea Math will match all donations up to $2,000.
Joining the students of Indiana are the students of Idaho. They, too, will partner with Apangea Math to raise funds for the “IN Kids for Tornado Relief” Challenge. It will be available through April 15, 2012.
At the heart of the Apangea Math program is a powerful motivation system that rewards effort and success. Though this approach is effective with all students, it is especially effective with underperforming students and those who do not believe that math makes sense. The program accelerates students’ learning, simply by making math more fun.
About Apangea Learning
Apangea Learning (http://www.apangealearning.com) provides one-student-to-one-teacher differentiated instruction through a unique blend of tutoring technology and live, online certified teachers. Based on one of the world's largest bodies of cognitive research conducted by the U.S. Air Force, Apangea is proven to deepen students’ understanding of critical mathematical concepts and improve higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills. The privately owned company is based in Pittsburgh, PA.