Dear Parent(s) and Student Mathematicians:
This year, your child will once again have a personal account to utilize the First in Math Online Program. 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 continue to be added to this site 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. As a result, 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 points for their team by successfully solving problems and completing games. Students’ participation in this program creates great excitement for math and often provides essential motivation for our students.
This year, First in Math will be available to grades 1 through 4 through the support and generosity of PTO, along with district funding.
Thank you in advance for supporting this program. Get ready to enjoy this program with your child. Please visit the Math Specialist’s website for information on obtaining a FAMILY LINK. We look forward to working with the students and this program!
Your child’s login information can be found on the First in Math ID card, which is stapled to the inside front cover of your child’s homework book, or another secure place designated by your child’s homeroom teacher. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s homeroom teacher.
Anna LaForgia Kane (x2234)
Elementary Mathematics Specialist