Milwaukee students challenged to invest 100K minutes in math learning over five days

Posted at 12:54 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 13:56:30-05

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public School students are being challenged to invest 100,000 minutes in math learning over five days

The Milwaukee Math Week Challenge is made possible by Rockwell Automation and a partnership with the MIND Research Institute and Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS).

The math week challenge is meant to be a fun way for students and families to play a game together while strengthening core math, reading, and science skills.

"This is going to be a great way to have fun and for me to have fun with him as well and learn what he is learning," said parent Alicia Ayala.

Students can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the free virtual game website.

The games are designed for kindergarten through fifth-grade students and are in English and Spanish. Each game runs for about 30 minutes and uses a storybook-like instructional guide. The site was developed by MIND Research Institute, a nonprofit social impact organization specializing in neuroscience and education research.

"MIND Research Institute has created an amazing platform to help students have fun while learning core competencies like math and science," said Patricia Contreras, vice president of Public Affairs at Rockwell Automation. "This game portal gives harried families a break by providing students and loved ones with a fun, interactive way to spend time together while strengthening key skills needed in our future workforce."

Along with the game pieces and books, Rockwell Automation also provided 150 families with winter break meal kits.

To access the game click here

The Math Week Challenge ends Dec. 18, and the site will remain active through early January so students may continue to access the tools throughout the winter break.

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