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Tuckahoe Elementary Students Solve 350,000 Math Problems At Home

Students at Tuckahoe's Cottle Elementary School solved more than 350,000 math problems at home in two months.
Students at Tuckahoe's Cottle Elementary School solved more than 350,000 math problems at home in two months. Photo Credit: File Photo

TUCKAHOE, N.Y. -- Tuckahoe elementary school students solved more than 350,000 math problems at home in two months.

William E. Cottle Elementary School students in second through fifth grade solved 350,080 math problems at home with the "First in Math/Math 24" online enrichment program in September and October, according to a press release. The top player, Ani Trinidad, solved more than 6,000 problems alone.

"First in Math/Math 24" is an "online mathematics enrichment program," introduced to the school in  September 2012, according to the press release.

"The program provides a fast and effective way of learning math at home through the combination of online gaming and mathematics," representatives said in the press release.

Principal George Albano, who introduced the program at Cottle, said "exposure to this program improves test scores and can “revolutionize the way students practice,” according to the release.

"First in Math/Math 24 can be used in a variety of ways including intervention, enrichment, and test preparation," representatives said in the release. "Due to the success of the program at the elementary level, Tuckahoe Middle School has now launched the program for their sixth grade students."

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