Beall Elementary School named “March Math Madness” Champion in National Contest
One Million US Students Compete for School Math Championship
Imagine Learning, a Weld North Education company and leading educational technology developer of supplemental adaptive curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students, announced Beall Elementary in Maryland’s Allegany County Public Schools as the winner in the Thirteenth Annual March “Math” Madness (MX3) national competition. During the ten-week contest, Beall Elementary students completed more than 380,000 complex math problems, more than 17,500 math lessons and logged 3,633 hours on the Imagine Math program, spending the last two contest weeks working on math from home.
Principal Robert Stevenson said, "Our students have maintained their motivation and drive with support from our teachers virtually cheering them on throughout the March Math Madness Competition. I am very impressed with our students' work ethic as they continued to complete math lessons, even when they were not in school and were learning from home."
More than 5,000 schools and more than 1.1 million students competed in the nationwide, bracket-style contest. Schools were judged on the number of lessons passed throughout the Sweet Sixteen rounds. Each week during the process, schools competed in head-to-head elimination rounds until the top math school in the nation was left standing. With the two schools competing at the top of their games throughout the competition, the final round resulted in a “buzzer finish” and Beall Elementary was declared the national winner.
Lisa Wise, Manager of Motivation at Imagine Learning, shared that the goal of the MX3 contest is to help get students excited about doing math. “For the past decade, the Imagine Math ‘March Math Madness’ competition has generated a new kind of excitement for millions of students across the country,” explained Wise. “Each year we see more students participating and higher levels of achievement. The increased program usage and willingness to continue the competition during the stay-at home transition truly showcases the student’s commitment to math competition.”
One of Imagine Learning’s company tenets is to increase student academic achievement while having “a whole lot of fun.” By putting math into a spirited, competitive arena, the MX3 competition is one way the cutting-edge educational software company accomplishes this goal.
About Imagine Learning
Imagine Learning is passionate about providing equity of access to learning for all students through teaching with technology. We are a leading educational technology company providing supplemental digital curriculum for PreK through eighth-grade students. Our adaptive suite of Literacy, Reading, Math, and Assessment solutions are powered by the Imagine Learning Language Advantage™, a theory of action that promotes rigorous and equitable development of language, enabling students to have deeper comprehension, engagement, and enjoyment of learning. Over 3 million students nationwide benefit from Imagine Learning programs to accelerate their learning.