Math students have pizza party

| April 29, 2016

IMG_20160428_120745548_HDRCOSHOCTON – Each year, the education committee of the Eastern Ohio Development Association (EODA), promotes and sponsors the Easy as Pi program in Coshocton and surrounding counties. This year, six students at Coshocton Junior High School were introduced to Kahn Academy through the EODA program. The academy is an online learning tool where students can receive extra help with any subject they may be struggling with in the classroom.

At the end of the school year, EODA sponsored a pizza party for the students involved in the program and gave out awards and t-shirts to each student. The students voluntarily signed up to take the online classes in math and learned algebra, geometry, and calculus.

Each participant received a McDonald’s gift card, the top three winners received a Subway gift card, and the winner received a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card.

Winners were chosen by points earned while taking the online classes. Points were determined by the grade level of the activity and how many activities accomplished. The top winner was Kaylee Garrett who earned 208,555 points and received a McDonald’s, Subway, and Buffalo Wild Wings gift card.

“I’m taking my mom out to eat,” she said. “She does everything for me, so I want to do something for her.”

Cameron Dickerson came in second with 100,300 points and received a McDonald’s gift card and a Subway gift card.

“I’ll probably just give it to my little sister because she’s my little sister and she gets me stuff all the time, so I want to get something for her,” he said.

Jameaka Ingram came in third with 60,000 points and received a McDonald’s gift card and a Subway gift card.

“I might just go out to eat once in a while,” she said.

When each student started the academy, they were given a quiz to complete to see where their weaknesses were in math.

“I think a lot of them, it gives them confidence,” said Christi Fauver, eighth grade math teacher. “A lot of junior high issues of hating math, it’s just confidence. They don’t understand something and then they start to hate it. With the program and their success with it, it makes them want to keep going.”

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