Monday, March 25, 2013

Two Idaho Schools Go Head to Head in March Math Madness

While men’s and women’s college basketball teams are fighting their way through the NCAA Tournament this month, there’s another version of March Madness underway… in Idaho’s schools.

Idaho students are participating in the March Math Madness competition, hosted by Think Through Math, where students from across the country compete to solve the most complex math problems during the month of March.

Through the Idaho Math Initiative, the state has contracted with Think Through Math, a web-based, interactive tutoring program, to provide supplemental mathematics to students in grades 3-12 both in the classroom and outside the school day. Think Through Math has an incentive program built in so as students solve more math problems, they earn points and can win prizes or turn their points into donations for charity.

In March Math Madness (MX3), two Idaho schools battled their way to the Final Four last week, competing against even a community college in Indiana!

But we know how great Idaho students are, especially when it comes to mathematics. Think Through Math announced this week the final two schools going to the Big Dance are…

River Valley Elementary School in Meridian and Sacajawea Junior High School in Lewiston!

These two Idaho schools will go head to head this week to see who will win the esteemed title of 2013 Think Through Math’s March MATH Madness Champion! 

The final round begins today and ends at 11:59 p.m. local time on Friday, March 29. The winning school will be announced Tuesday, April 2.

This final challenge will determine a winning school and will be based on the highest combined score of average lessons per active student plus total problems completed during the final week of competition. The school with the highest final score will be victorious.

The winning school will receive an awards event where they will be presented the March “Math” Madness Trophy, a school banner, exclusive MX3 t-shirts, national recognition, and the top students recognized.

The MX3 Runner-Up school will receive an awards event, the Runner-Up March “Math” Madness trophy, and the top students recognized.

Learn more about Think Through Math on our website.

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