Math Madness was a highly enjoyable event that allowed seventh graders to meet from different schools and compete using Wii, iPads, and gaming.
“It was a good math day,” said Churchland Middle School principal Barbara Kimzey describing Math Madness. The Churchland library was divided into areas that had an activity reinforcing math skills using technology. Success was also dependent upon students working together in teams.
Decimals and percentages were featured on Wii basketball and bowling games. A pizza making game involved mastering algebraic expressions. The students had fun, and met Standards of Learning objectives.
The Math Madness program resulted from a grant secured by math program specialist Endia Hatcher from the Portsmouth Schools Foundation.
“I wanted kids to see how Wii relates to their curriculum and to increase their math ability,” she said.