Austintown Intermediate School celebrated First In Math achievements at the Academic Achievement Assembly held April 21.
First in Math is a web-based computer program that students take part in during their free time at school and at home. The students complete fact drills and various games that reinforce different types of math topics.
First In Math teams from third through fifth grades were challenged to earn 4,000 stickers over four weeks. The stickers earned them points for various games and activities they completed successfully. The teams reaching the 4,000 sticker goal were able to pick a teacher to be hit with pies at the academic assembly. Twenty-eight teams participated in the pie throwing party.
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AIS fourth grade teachers Terri Rasor, Lisa Fitzgerald, Paula Hutchinson, and Elizabeth Mangan enjoy getting pied after students proved their math abilities last week.
''The idea of throwing pies at teachers was an incentive created to motivate the children to spend as much time as possible on the site earning as many stickers as possible,'' said teacher Mary Keener. ''The ultimate reward is, of course, their growth in math skills and concepts.''