Congratulations to the Monthly Top 10!!
DimensionU leaderboards have returned! Each month we will post the top ten schools that have scored the most points and had the greatest number of student users. The number one school in each category will have its name and school logo featured on one of our in-game billboards.
Nt Etuk is Founder and Chairman of the Board of DimensionU. Before founding DimensionU, Nt worked on various disruptive consumer products for Bank One and Citigroup. He also worked with the management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company. In 2010 Nt was selected by Technology & Learning as one of the 30 Future Leaders of Education Technology. He was also honored as one of six “Top Entrepreneurs” by Crain’s New York. Nt is a member of the 2010 Henry Crown Fellows class at the Aspen Institute and a member of The Aspen Institute’s Nigeria Leadership Initiative program. Nt earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, and an MBA at Columbia Business School Nt’s online game name is The_Man so that if the kids beat him they can say they beat The Man. If he beats them, he says “The Man beat you down, try harder!”
Waipahu Tourney Making Math Fun
MidWeek Islander (West Oahu)
26 Dec 2012
One morning earlier this month, cheers erupted from the Waipahu High School cafeteria, where some of the freshman class was gathered. Teachers and students later reported that they could hear the cheering from all over campus. The source of the…read more…
Students whose parents are involved in their school work are more likely to take challenging mathematics courses like algebra and geometry early (in the 8th and 9th grade).
Mathematics Equals Opportunity white paper, October 20, 1997), U.S. Department of Education
Students who take rigorous mathematics and science courses are much more likely to go to college than those who do not. Data from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) reveal that 83 percent of students who took algebra I and geometry went on to college within two years of their scheduled high school graduation. Only 36 percent of students who did not take algebra I and geometry courses went to college. This is especially true for low-income students; those who took algebra I and geometry were almost three times as likely to attend college as those who did not.
Mathematics Equals Opportunity white paper, October 20, 1997, U.S. Department of Education
DimensionU is grateful to have Jenea Willet, a seventh grade student at Mountain Gap Middle School in Huntsville, Alabama write a post solely on DimensionU and how it has helped her math skills.
“A couple weeks ago we started playing against kids from other schools and states in the DimensionU tournament. Now that the tournament has begun, players have gotten on more often and answered more questions, so we are building more math skills and increasing our chances to win some awesome prizes. I am very competitive, so I know that I have more players to compete against (and hopefully beat!).
Being able to play these games has made a huge impact on my math skills. In the tournaments, there are a lot of people that may be either better or worse than I am. Although I may not win, I can still be happy with what place I end up in because I’m learning, but I’m having fun, too.”
A big thanks to Jenea. Read the full post here.
Nt Etuk named to the prestigious list of 40 Under Forty Achiever Awards
The Network Journal (http://www.tnj.com), the New York tri-states premier magazine for Black professionals, corporate executives and small business owners, announces the winners of its much anticipated 2012 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards, which recognizes achievers who are continuously reaching for higher goals in their professions, businesses and community involvement.
This year’s class of honorees hails from a diverse range of industries, including media, technology, arts, culture, finance, and healthcare. TNJ will honor them on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at its 15th Annual 40 Under Forty Achievers Awards Dinner, to be hosted by 2010 awardee Karen Nethersole, Esq., CEO of Full Circle NY, and Roman Oben, former NY Giants & 2003 Super Bowl XXXVII Champion. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square, New York City, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by Wells Fargo and WBLS Radio. Full Announcement.