It's great to be able to reward the efforts of dedicated teachers by giving them the opportunity to win some TI-Nspire™ calculators for use in their classrooms.
Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) September 6, 2009
MathVids.com, a provider of free math videos ranging from middle school through college topics, has announced a contest in which users submit math videos that feature a Texas Instruments graphing calculator. The prizes available for the top videos include multiple TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator / computer software bundles and hundreds of premium subscriptions to MathVids, including a 2-month premium subscription for every user who submits a video to the contest. Visit the contest rules page for official rules, video submission guidelines, and a description of all prizes.
"At MathVids, we love emphasizing technology in education, and we can't wait to see the creative ways that teachers, tutors, and students are using graphing calculators," said Ryan Andersen, co-owner of MathVids and former high school math teacher. "It's great to be able to reward the efforts of dedicated teachers by giving them the opportunity to win some TI-Nspire™ calculators for use in their classrooms."
The vision of MathVids since its launch in March 2008 has been to provide quality math instruction to students around the world in an effort to level the playing field for families of all backgrounds and economic situations and ensure that no student is left behind. MathVids is rarely blocked by schools and is safe for student viewing because the content is strictly moderated. No video is posted without having been viewed and approved (for quality, appropriateness, and accuracy) by a certified and highly qualified math teacher. Comments are hand-approved before they appear on the site as well.
Videos on MathVids.com are free with signup. There is also a premium service that includes features such as downloading videos for offline viewing, watching videos full screen, removing ads, downloading lesson resources, and viewing NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) standards linked to each video.
The contest will run from September 1 - October 15, 2009. The contest is open to teachers, tutors, parents, and students. Prizes are available for the two best teacher-produced videos and a prize for the best non-teacher video. There is no limit to the number of submissions by any single user. The contest winner will be decided based partly on user ratings and partly on MathVids staff ratings.
For more information about this contest, contact Ryan Andersen or visit the MathVids contest home page.
MathVids.com launched on Pi Day (March 14), 2008 and has been growing steadily into a viable alternative to high-priced tutoring and self-help math videos. MathVids is a collection of hundreds of user-submitted math videos taught by various teachers, tutors, and students, each of whom has a different teaching style. Videos cover topics from basic middle school math through upper-level college math. You can find out more information about MathVids at MathVids.com.