Students square off in a game-based battle of math skills

24-Feb-2016

The 3rd annual DimensionU Math Games was held at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu. Student teams competed for prizes on a multiplayer gaming platform in which math knowledge helps move the teams forward. Congratulations to Honowai El, Nanakuli Intermediate and Waianae High, winners in their divisions.

Eighteen teams from the Leeward and Central Districts competed in the 3rd Annual DimensionU Math Games at the University of Hawaii-West Oahu on Feb. 19, going head-to-head in academic and strategy challenges via DimensionU's multiplayer gaming platform.

The event kicked off with an oli, followed by the Campbell High School Color Guard processional and opening remarks from HIDOE officials and UH-West Oahu Chancellor Doris Ching. Mahalo to Papa John's Pizza for feeding the 200-plus attendees.

Student teams advance through the games by correctly answering questions tied to their classroom-based math lessons. An example of this can be seen below, in DimensionU's Intro to Meldown video​:

 


All first place winning team members each received a new Amazon Fire tablet. The top three teams in all divisions were also awarded medals and all participants from the day's event received an official 2016 DimensionU Hawai'i Math Games t-shirt.

To close out the day, 15 teacher chaperones participated in a gaming competition just for educators, surrounded by the support and assistance of their students. Congratulations to Ariel Maranan of August Ahrens Elementary, who took 1st place in the event.

Check out how Hawaii's students are doing at the school and individual level on DimensionU's weekly leaderboard here.

Winning Teams: Elementary Division:

  • 1st Place – Honowai Elementary (Team 2)
  • 2nd Place – August Ahrens Elementary (Team 1)
  • 3rd Place – Nanaikapono Elementary (Team 1)

Winning Teams: Intermediate Division:

  • 1st Place - Nanakuli High & Intermediate School (Team 1)
  • 2nd Place - Waianae Intermediate School
  • 3rd Place – Nanakuli High & Intermediate School (Team 2)

Winning Teams: High School Division:

  • 1st Place - Waianae High (Team 1)
  • 2nd Place - Waianae High (Team 2)

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