• Team Name: 00freon50pa


    Dear Student Mathematicians & Parent(s):


    School beginnings bring excitement and new opportunities.  The “First in Math Online Math Program” has been utilized for seventeen years due to the support and generosity of students, staff, parents, administration, and Goodnoe’s PTO. Mrs. Crawford again did some creative budgeting so students in grades 1 through 5 could continue to participate. In addition, Dr. Eastburn, district Math Coordinator, also budgeted for our third and fourth graders this year.


    The “First in Math” program is a secure and educational web site where the students can play a range of 24 games, from beginning number sense to more challenging pre-algebra equations.   The basic premise of 24 is to make 24 with four numbers using any of the mathematical operations.  New challenges and games are added each year.  Most importantly, our students will have the ability to learn and master critical math skills, at their own pace, from any computer with Internet access.  That means students can be engaged in mathematics at school and home. 


    The”First in Math” program is targeted to elementary and middle school students.  The program enables schools to form teams who play the games online and earn stickers for their team by successfully solving problems.  Students’ participation in this program creates great excitement for math and often provides essential motivation for our students. 


    Our goal is to maintain our national ranking. We learned it takes all students playing consistently with effort. Can the students better our rankings from last year?


    In addition, Goodnoe’s very own FIM Math Madness will return again this year. Who knows what new records will be set this year?  Who will make the brackets for Math Madness?


    Thank you in advance for supporting this program. Your son/daughter’s teacher will share their User ID and password with you. Get ready to enjoy this program with your child. Once your child earns 500 stickers, your family will receive that additional account- Family Link.  I look forward to working with the students and this program again.  GAME ON!


    Please email me at chills@crsd.org  if you have any questions or comments.


    Charyl Kerns Hills

    Elementary Math Specialist  

    Keystone Technology Innovator 2015

    Goodnoe Elementary School

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