“The annual Arcademics Cup provides a fun, friendly and competitive learning experience for elementary students at all learning levels,” said David Scherrer, president of Arcademics. “By racing their friends and classmates, students see the value in honing their mathematics skills, and their teachers can mark their progress throughout the competition.”
Prior to the Arcademics Cup, teachers can sign up for a free trial of Arcademics Plus to gain access to a database of critical insights into individual students’ and classroom performance trends. Last year, teachers saw a 5 percent increase in accuracy and 10 percent increase in answer rate, or the number of correct answers per minute. In addition, students that began the Arcademics Cup with an 80 percent or lower accuracy experienced an average 19 percent accuracy increase and 34 percent increase in answer rate.
“Incorporating Arcademics into my daily lesson plans has given my students a way to work with each other and practice vital skills simultaneously,” said David Woodward, math intervention specialist with Boulder Valley Schools in Boulder, Colorado. “The excitement garnered during the Arcademics Cup motivated my students to play more, at school and at home, while increasing their multiplication skills. As a result, there was a noticeable improvement in my students’ skills by the end of the competition.”
While participants progress through the Arcademics Cup, they are rewarded with power-ups and cosmetic items for their racecars, as well as a chance to win prizes – such as pizza parties, iPads and Arcademics Plus subscriptions – for their class, grade or school. Students typically solve 30 multiplication equations per race and have unlimited access during the two-day competition.
Teachers, schools, homeschoolers and other edu-programs can register for the 2018 Arcademics Cup until Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at plus.arcademics.com/register. For more information about Arcademics, please visit www.arcademics.com.
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