Coral Springs, Florida (PressExposure) July 12, 2011 -- Math Concentration will host an online math video tutorial contest starting Monday, July 10, 2011. All middle and high school math teachers are invited to participate. Teachers are encouraged to develop an original math video tutorial designed to make math fun and engaging. Topics covered including but not limited to pre-algebra, algebra I and II, pre-calculus, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, number theory, probability, exponents, factorials,analysis,fractions, equations, topology, proportions, percentages, spatial sense, algebraic thinking, multiplication, division, subtraction, addition, etc. Math Concentration's online math video tutorial contest will be an annual competition with winning entries receiving recognition in the community and a $200 Visa gift card.
All contestants will be recognized for their participation. In order to participate in this competition, teachers must register at the website and upload their video(s). The video with the most like's wins. McDowell says, "More students are connecting online to find free and low-cost resources to help them with their math homework. All videos submitted will be used for this purpose." As a teacher, McDowell says " I feel compelled to contribute to the abundance of resources being added to the web with the hopes I can make a difference in the life of a child." Student achievement in mathematics is declining. According to the OECD, between 2003 and 2006, American students declined by nine points in their PISA mathematics performance scores, which made the United States rank thirty-fourth out of thirty nine countries in that category. Indonesia ranked first.
For more information regarding contest visit http://www.mathconcentration.com/profiles/blogs/math-concentrations-math-video
Math Concentration is a social network where teachers, students, and parents connect to learn about and discuss the subject of mathematics. Started by Florida math teacher Wanda McDowell, Math Concentration offers math tutorials, classroom management techniques, a chat room, blogs, and other tools for anyone looking to learn or teach math.