For quite some time now, Mathnook.com has been a leader in providing free online math games for students to help enhance and support their mathematics education. Now, the popular website is introducing a contest to promote customer appreciation. Parents and teachers are encouraged to log-in and enter their school for a chance to win a $200 Amazon gift card. This contest will run through January with one deserving school being selected as the winner.
The contest is easy to enter. Simply log-in to Facebook and visit Mathnook’s Facebook page. Like the page and then fill in the information for your school (or your child’s school) to be entered to win the gift card. It’s that simple. The winner will be chosen at random and announced in mid-January. With the money won, teachers can help supplement their dwindling budgets by purchasing whatever they need for the classroom, be it supplies, books, or reproducibles.
Mathnook.com was founded several years ago by the husband and wife team of Jan and Tommy Hall. They combined their experience in education and computer programming to put together this popular website which has become a full-time project for both of them. It features video games that cover a variety of skills and standards in mathematics from basic level work like counting and measurements to more advanced work like algebra and geometry. By creating video games that help students master these skills, the Halls have helped both students who are struggling to improve their grades in math and teachers who are looking for new ideas to help in the classroom. Teachers are encouraged to use this site to help students who are struggling, to reinforce those who are meeting the standards, or to offer advanced work and differentiation for those students who are advancing beyond their peers. And, besides being a great educational tool, Mathnook emphasizes that math can be fun by providing engaging games that help to make kids see the fun side of what many unfortunately have written off as a boring subject.
So if you are a parent or teacher who is already familiar with Mathnook, then you know how great a program it is. If not, be sure to check it out and help your child or students with their math work and skills. Either way, stop by the Mathnook Facebook page and be sure to sign up for the contest giveaway so that you can get a shot at a $200 gift card to Amazon for your deserving school.