Students of O.K. School in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba reach 2nd place in Nationwide Mathematics competition!

Grade 3 Teacher Nathan Lang is inspired by the way technology has enhanced his students’ passion for mathematics. Last year, students of Otetiskiwin Kiskinwamahtowekamik School in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (Nelson House, Manitoba) received personal laptop through the OLPC Canada program. The school has since enrolled in Mathletics, an internet based program that allows students to compete in mathematical challenges. Points are awarded for participation, with additional points for each question answered correctly.
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This week Mr. Lang’s students were thrilled to reach second place in Canada! They have also placed 49th in the world. Quite an achievement, especially coming from a northern community with a total population of approximately 4000 people!
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Mr. Lang is impressed by his students’ new found enthusiasm for Math: “The students are loving it, they are running around the classroom to look at each others monitors. They shout out to see how many points other students have. These laptops have the students loving Math. It follows the curriculum, and ever spare chance they want to borrow a laptop so they can do MATH”.
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Congratulations to Mr. Lang and his amazing Grade 3 students. We look forward to following your progress in this learning adventure!
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***OLPC Canada,  a core program of The Belinda Stronach Foundation, is generously supported by Vale, the Bank of Montreal Financial Group and the Government of Ontario.***