A group of Knox Middle School students were recently recognized for their mathematical accomplishments after participating in the Mathspace Growth Challenge.
KMS students came in 3rd in the final week of the challenge and were ranked 8th overall out of 200 competing schools from across the country! Mathspace provided students with a pizza party the Friday before spring break began in order to celebrate their success.
Math Teacher Amber Clemons discovered the opportunity and helped students get involved in the 6 week, skill-based challenge. It ran from Monday, February 11th through Sunday, March 24th.
According to Mathspace officials, Challenge points were awarded to students based on effort and engagement. That means the more questions students attempted and got correct, the more points they earned. The system is set up in a way to encourage students to work on new questions they haven’t tried before.
Officials added that the Challenge score was calculated by multiplying the total number of points earned by participating students with the student participation rate for each week of the challenge period.
Pictures from the Mathspace pizza party on Friday, March 22nd were supplied by KMS Language Arts Teacher Amie Flora