Parkside Elementary School of Highline School District Named First Runner-Up in “March Math Madness” Competition

Des Moines, Wash. –  Think Through Learning, authors of Think Through Math (TTM), the award-winning web-based math instructional system for grades 3 and above announced Parkside Elementary School in the Highline School District as the first runner up in the Eighth Annual March “Math” Madness (MX3) national competition. During the ten-week contest, Parkside’s 95 students completed nearly 160,000 complex math problems, more than 8,000 math lessons and logged nearly 2,000 hours on Think Through Math, nearly 500 of which were outside of the traditional school day.

More than 12,000 schools and more than 1.2 million students competed in the nationwide, bracket-style contest. Schools were judged on the number of lessons passed. Each week during the process, schools competed in head-to-head elimination rounds until the top math school in the nation was left standing. Of the thousands of participating schools across the nation, Parkside was edged out by only one other school – Kerby Elementary in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Robin Lamoureux, principal at Parkside Elementary commented, “We love healthy competition at our school.  The students were ‘in this together to the end’ and using TTM made it fun and rigorous as the students progressed through the lessons.  Our teachers and parents helped to make this happen, it was such a rewarding experience for our students.”

Representatives from Think Through Math will host a special event at Parkside Elementary School to recognize and reward the winning students with the March “MATH” Madness trophy, medals, banner and awards. Each student received a commemorative t-shirt and certificate.

About Think Through Learning & Think Through Math

At Think Through Learning, we know that success in mathematics transforms how students perform in school and beyond.  Our vision of effective education: a motivating blend of adaptive instruction on higher order thinking skills and on-demand online instant 1:1 interventions from LIVE, state-certified U.S. math teachers wherever a student is – school, home or elsewhere – at the precise moment that they need assistance.  In 2015, students on Think Through Math will complete approximately one billion complex math problems and receive millions of live personalized “just-in-time teaching” sessions. The 2014 and 2012 recipient of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Mathematics Instructional Solution, Think Through Math has been proven through multiple independent research studies to significantly improve student math performance.  Since its launch in 2012, Think Through Math has become a critical part of the RTI, STEM, and 1:1 strategies of thousands of districts and schools across the country, including some of the largest districts in the United States.