Fraser
June 19, 2013One million math problems strong
By Maria Allard
C & G Staff Writer
Emerson Elementary School students in Fraser completed 1 million math problems over the course of the 201213 school year using the webbased math program IXL.

FRASER — Just before the end of the school year, students at Emerson Elementary in Fraser Public Schools completed a total of 1 million math problems using the webbased math program known as IXL math during the 201213 school year.
The school made it to the 1 million mark, averaging about 2,700 math problems per student for the year. With each FPS student receiving an iPad this year, the students were able use their iPads anytime at home or school.
“Our students now have 24hour access to practice math skills ranging from prekindergarten to eighthgrade algebra and geometry. IXL became a part of their daily math workshop, but students also earned extra hours at home,” Emerson Principal Sam Argiri said in a prepared statement. “This is a learning opportunity our students didn’t have in the past, truly extending their math practice beyond the walls of the school.”
Students throughout the district turned in their iPads before school broke for the summer. According to school officials, the Emerson students will still have access to their IXL accounts from a home computer or personal device.
The top math students were fifthgrader Tom McNelis, with 162 skills proficient; firstgrader Austin Kruzel, with 148 skills proficient; secondgrader Hannah Ritchey, with 147 skills proficient; kindergarten student Mason Woodring, with 138 skills proficient; sixthgrader Aron Geml, with 137 skills proficient; fourthgrader Jacob Keuning, with 130 skills proficient; sixthgrader Amber Augusti, kindergartner student Brody Gray and fifthgrader Rachel McMenamin, with 128 skills proficient each; kindergarten student Noah Cracchiolo, with 125 skills proficient; secondgrader Alex Keuning, with 124 skills proficient; and firstgrader Garrett Sullivan, with 123 skills proficient.