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UCDSB Student Distinguishes Himself in Mathletics Contest
Vanier Public School Student Ranks First in Daily Competition During Mathletics March Madness Contest
Posted on 03/22/2018

March 22, 2018 (Brockville, ON) - A Vanier Public School student placed first in Canada March 14 during daily competition in the Mathletics March Madness Contest.

Lincoln Lalonde was ranked first in the ongoing contest, which ranks students nationwide on their daily performance using the math instructional program over the month of March. Lalonde was pleased by his success, after earning 10,000 points that day. He was so excited by Mathletics and the ongoing contest that he spent time competing – and learning – over the March break.

“I really like it because it’s fun to go on and do questions and learn on my own,” he said of his decision to participate during the break. “I’m also kind of competitive so it’s fun to go up against other people. I wanted to see how far I could go on the (contest leader) board.”

The program was purchased by Vanier as part of the Upper Canada District School Board’s ongoing efforts to improve student math scores by providing new ways to learn. Students are engaged by testing themselves on groups of 10 questions in areas such as number order, addition, multiplication, subtraction and division. Students earn points for each correct answer, encouraging them to participate and learn through completing age-appropriate math questions. They earn 10 points for each correct answer. If they earn 1,000 points per week, they receive a bronze certificate. Ten bronze certificates earn students a silver certificate, and five silvers earn a gold certificate.

Lalonde’s success in mathematics has him thinking about a career, perhaps designing computer portals for video games.

For more information, please contact:

Mike Vincent
Principal
Vanier Public School
(613) 342-8081

 

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