Fort Lauderdale, FL – March 9, 2016 – Award winning educational video-game developer, DimensionU, Inc., announced results today from the 2016 Before and After School Child Care, (BASCC), Math Games Competition, held Saturday, March 5, 2016 at South Plantation High School in Broward County, Florida. The event was part of DimensionU’s 2016 Coast-2-Coast Spring Tournament Season and the 1st annual school-year competition in partnership with BASCC. Forty BASCC school sites across Broward County began competing virtually in November 2015 in order to qualify for one of eight team slots available in the culminating finals event held on Saturday. The eight sites with the highest cumulative scores earned a place in the finals. Those eight school sites were: Flamingo Elementary, Hawkes Bluff Elementary, Heron Heights Elementary, Riverglades Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Sunset Lakes Elementary, Tropical Elementary, and Westchester Elementary. Each site was eligible to bring a team of 6 students accompanied by their school educator chaperones and parents.
Dr. Deborah R. Gavilan, Director of BASCC, kicked-off the day’s event with opening remarks followed by Mr. Steven Hoy, CEO of DimensionU, who emceed the competition. All eight teams competed simultaneously in six preliminary rounds divided between two multiplayer game rooms. Each preliminary round alternated the teams among the game rooms and between the DimensionU TowerStorm and Meltdown games. Math curriculum was leveled based on the students’ current grade and/or mathematics competency, allowing for an academic event that was open for all types of learners. The four after school teams with the highest cumulative preliminary round scores advanced to a finals round. Hawkes Bluff Elementary School took 1st place, followed by 2nd place winner, Flamingo Elementary School, 3rd place winner, Tropical Elementary School and 4th place winner, Westchester Elementary School. Students from the winning teams received medals and a school trophy. All participants also received an official 2016 Competition Season T-shirt and BASCC Tournament Participation Certificate.
“It was a pleasure to be able to initiate this mid-year, spring competition for the Broward County After School sites and to engage the students of Broward County in mathematics curriculum – especially on a Saturday! It was like a sporting event!” said DimensionU CEO, Steven Hoy. “A major contributing success factor was the tremendous support from both educators and parents. Without them, this would not be possible,” added Hoy.
To close out the event, educator chaperones from each after school program also participated in their own math video gaming competition, surrounded by the support and assistance of their students. Congratulations to Mr. Jamie Anderson, Supervisor of the Flamingo Elementary After School program, who took 1st Place and earned bragging rights from this year’s tournament!
Tournament photos and videos can be viewed on the DimensionU Facebook page at http://bit.ly/DU16Broward.
DimensionU, Inc. is an award-winning educational software company that creates highly engaging multi-player video games for elementary, middle, and high school students. The games can be integrated into classroom instruction or played at home, and students, teachers, and parents all love the games. Learn more at www.dimensionu.com.
Contact: Veronica Delbrugge, DimensionU, Inc. / PR@dimensionU.com