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posted: Fri, Apr 22nd, 2016
MV among the best schools in the nation in First in Math
Valerie Halm-Lutterodt signs her class' Power Index poster
As of April 23, Mountain View ranks 7th in the nation in First in Math, the online math game website. Students have correctly solved a total of 5.79 million math problems and are on pace to eclipse the 6 million math problems that were solved at the end of last school year.
The school recently honored the 45 students who have reached the level of Grand Champion. Each student received a personalized certificate recognizing the achievement of solving 30,000 math problems. In 2014-15, 40 students earned this achievement. In 2015-16, the prediction was that 50 students would eclipse the 30,000 problem mark – roughly 11% of the student participants.
Also recently honored were the classes that reached 100% of their Power Index goals. The Power Index combines statistics for math problems solved per student with statistics for student proficiency in math facts, word problem fluency, and procedural knowledge. The Power Index is a new assessment feature this year that allows teachers to see how well their students are performing in each of the categories.
Reaching their Power Index goals are the classes taught by:
Jason Brodo (grade 5)
Cheryl Conte (grade 2)
Rebecca Day (grade 4)
Caralynn Ferrara (grade 4)
Anessa Goldkind (grade 4)
Jen Leone (grade 3)
Jamie Lionetti (grade 2)
Patrick Murphy (grade 5)
Each 100% class received a Power Index poster that was then signed by the class’s students and displayed in the cafeteria. Ms. Goldkind’s class has solved more problems than any other in the school – just over 448,000.
First in Math’s interactive math games are tailored for each grade level and ability. Students can play in class as directed by their teachers as part of the school day; however, the students log the majority of their time on the site at home…in addition to their regular Math in Focus homework.
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