Spring Office 365 Challenge Attracts National and Local Media Attention!
From January through April 2017, the TiViTz Office 365 Challenge demonstrated what we already knew, that kids are motivated to learn by competitive TiViTz play!
In these three months, there were 141,777 math problems solved and 41 percent of those O365 log-ins were outside of school hours. The participating classrooms and kids were awarded a total of 84 McDonald’s Classroom Parties, 12 NHL tickets, TiViTz Board Games, Visa, Minecraft, XBox Live, and Movie Gift cards, Surface tablets and customized TiViTz Trophies! The huge success of the program attracted local and national media attention.
Playing TiViTz Online = Great Prizes
Classrooms from all sides of Hillsborough County are playing TiViTz through their Microsoft Office365 accounts to win prizes, like having a McDonald’s party in your classroom! Yum! Kids can win a XBox Live or Minecraft Gold subscription and teachers can win a Surface Tablet!
TiViTz is working with the Hillsborough Out of School Time (HOST) program over the summer to help kids keep and build the math skills they learned during the school year. HOST out of school programs empower students to grow and develop in a safe, caring and educationally enriched environment. Learn more.
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What People Are Saying
I am excited to see so many students engaged in playing TiViTz to improve their math skills and their critical thinking skills! Math will be important to those who pursue STEM careers, but it will also be very important to students, no matter what their career, in the information age of the 21st century.
The TiViTz games motivate students to engage in their math studies. They love the competition and math becomes relevant in their world. This gives teachers the opportunity to teach math in a situation where students actually need the lessons for themselves in order to score and to prove they won the game of TiViTz!”
I like how even if you don’t get a great score in the beginning, you could still win because someone could mess up in their math. You get educational value and it’s really fun. It’s like combining staying at home and playing a video game or board game with doing math. It saves you some time.
One of the biggest challenges I have each year with teaching mathematics is getting the kids to be excited, to want to do something other than play around. The first thing I thought of was bringing in TiViTz.
They love to play they love the competition and I like that they just think they are playing a game, but they’re really learning.
TiViTz provides students in all grade levels with a hands-on STEM activity that’s not only fun and engaging, but is also customized to their level of ability and promotes both critical thinking and math skills.
When I first heard of TiViTz, I thought it was the best thing around. It’s a fun game. It teaches you about strategy and about the math. It’s great because it does get kids interested. I feel like I’m quicker at figuring out (my math) now.
I think TiViTz is more of a fun way to learn math. There (are) different grade levels for you to pick and choose from. I just think it’s more fun… having a game in front of you and playing with your friends, than it is sitting and doing bookwork. Bookwork is okay, but TiViTz is more fun.
TiViTz Tuesdays is a golden opportunity for us to help endorse mathematics and for McDonald’s to be a part of it by opening up our lobbies by letting our kids engage here. It was a no-brainer.
I’d like to make it to county competition and win!
“TiViTz has been a great tool for our teachers to engage our students. They play during class, learning new strategies, they play after school in the TiViTz Club and they even come early to play before the first bell!”
You learn a lot of math. It’s fun!
The TiViTz Tournament meant a lot to me, even though we didn’t win, it was really fun!
After TiViTz, I’m getting A’s and A’s and A’s. That’s all I can say. A’s.