Sokikom Challenges Arizona Kids to a Battle of Numbers in First-Ever Multiplayer Math Game Tournament

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Online Math Tournament to be Held March 15 at the Microcomputers in Education Conference at Arizona State University

Sokikom , a developer of online math games, will host the first-ever Multiplayer Math Game Tournament for Arizona elementary school students in grades three through five. The tournament, held March 15 at the Microcomputers in Education Conference at the Arizona State University, will feature students from Arizona schools in a contest of math skills with Sokikom's multiplayer games for the chance to win nearly $1,000 in prizes.

Four teams of six will compete in a single elimination tournament by playing one or more of Sokikom's multiplayer games, including "Frachine," which focuses on fractions, "Opirate," which emphasizes mathematic operations and "Treeching," which concentrates on the principles of measurement, geometry and algebra. Students are encouraged to work with their teachers to form their own teams, though they can sign up individually as well. All participating members of the winning team will receive a $50 gift card and a 1st place medal in a special ceremony at the tournament. Members of the runner-up team will earn a 2nd place medal for their mathematics prowess.

Based on the nationally recognized standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Curriculum Focal Points for Grades PreK-8 and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics, Sokikom games are designed to provide intense student engagement, which leads to higher math achievement. The fun and educational math games emphasize real-time cooperation and collaboration to engage students to develop their skills and help each other learn.

Research demonstrates that educational video games improve a student's motivation to learn math as well as boost individual achievement. Sokikom adapts to the needs of individual students, encourages positive competitive game play and connects school and home, which allows for continuous web-based learning.

Sokikom Multiplayer Math Game Tournament

What:    Sokikom Multiplayer Math Game Tournament. Registration is currently open and free to all students in grades three through five. Visit to register.

Where:    Arizona State University (ASU) main campus

Visit the Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC) website for a detailed map:

Lattie F. Coor Hall/Building, room L-170 (underground)
975 S. Myrtle Ave.
Tempe, Ariz. 85287

When:     March 15, 2011

First round: 9:45 a.m.

Second round: 1 p.m.

Final round: 2:45 p.m.

Who:        Arizona elementary school students, grades 3-5


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