CLARKSVILLE — All eyes were on the computer screens in Tricia Turner’s second-grade classroom at Clinton-Massie Elementary School recently during the Sumdog Southern Ohio Math Contest.
Sumdog is an online teacher portal that uses educational games to motivate students in Common Core math, reading and writing. By using an adaptive learning engine to monitor students as they work, Sumdog gets to know each student and leads him or her through the learning standards while also reporting student progress to teachers.
“My students live for Sumdog days,” said Turner. “Sumdog is a fun way to practice math, and students don’t even realize how much math they are learning because they are having so much fun. They really like being able to play against each other and making the class leaderboard. Winning the contest has also allowed my class to play new games which is so exciting for them. They radiate with excitement!”
In total, 349 students correctly answered 63,729 questions correctly during the Southern Ohio Math Contest that found Ms. Turner’s classroom at the top of the leader board with a score of 467.
Students contributing to that first-place win include Gavin Bailey, Brandon Baker, Claire Baker, Cheyenne Brown, Clayton Chiarini, Reece Clark, Shane Wilson, Brendan Culberson, Elise Dennis, Garrett Doyle, Annalyse George, Ava Hickey, Orion Johnson-Albury, Willem Kimple, Quinn Leahy, Kailey Martin, Audrey McKay, Kyle Miller, Daniel Norman, Noah Poppaw, Lexes Poston, Alyssa Shockley, Aubrey Sivert and Tayllor Vert.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.