Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) May 12, 2012
Students in Indiana reached a milestone last month when an eighth grade student at T.C. Howe Community High School completed the 12-millionth math problem on Apangea Math, a web-based adaptive math solution provided through the Indiana Department of Education math intervention program. Last fall, the IDOE set a goal to reach ‘12 Million in 2012’ referring to the state’s aim to reach 12 million problems completed on the Apangea Math program this school year.
Devren Jacks, an eighth grader at T.C. Howe Community High School in Indianapolis Public Schools was the lucky student to complete the 12-millionth problem. Devren was using the Apangea Math program in Mrs. Karla Hall’s math class during IPS’s intersession week. Both Devren and his teacher said they’ve noticed an improvement in his math skills since starting the Apangea Math program.
Over 35,000 Indiana students in grades 3 through 12 logged 370,000 hours on the Apangea Math program to reach the twelve-million problem mark. Students completed nearly 725,000 lessons, averaging twenty lessons completed per student. Indiana students also worked on their math skills for over 97,600 hours outside the school day by logging onto Apangea at home during the evenings and weekends.
“Before I thought I was good at math, but I now I really feel like I’m smarter at math. I’ve been passing most of the quizzes I’ve done. If I do one mistake, I’ll learn from it,” said Devren of the program, adding, “Some of it is hard. It’s challenging. Challenges are sometimes in my life, so I like Apangea.”
“All my students are at varying levels. My class is actually based on trying to help them in their core math class. Each of them have their own struggles, and test taking can be a big part of that. This really helps because it’s like a shorter test, and it helps each student individually. I can go around and them individually also,” said Hall.
T.C. Howe Principal Teresa Ezell has noticed the impact of the Apangea program in her math classrooms. “I see students in lab, getting excited about the points, competing with each other. I’ve also seen students helping each other out. They may be on two different kinds of problems, but they can still help each other out through the equations,” said Ezell. “I have seen such an improvement in Devren. I really believe Apangea has a lot to do with it. And Karla is using the program to its fullest ability. We’re seeing those improvements.”
Devren was awarded a commemorative Apangea Math certificate and t-shirt for work in helping Indiana students complete ’12 Million in 2012.’
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.