As part of our annualnomination and selection process, HMH is always proud to celebrate all of the gains and accomplishments of students around the country—and this year is no different.
The followingwere acknowledged by their teachers and HMH for their remarkable improvements and academic distinction in math. Each student winner received $500 and the nominating educators of each MATH 180 winner also received a $1,000 gift certificate for professional development publications from Math Solutions that they can use in their classrooms.
We are pleased to honor the hard work and dedication the students displayed and encourage them to strive for excellence in all areas as they continue on their learning journey.
Angelina Crawford, North Syracuse Central School District, Cicero, NY
Grade 7, MATH 180, Course II
Angelina’s teacher, Erika Gilbert, recalls a time when she was having challenges with math proficiency. “At the beginning of the school year I rarely saw Angelina in class. She was often absent or tardy and would miss her MATH 180 class, Ms. Gilbert said.” This happened a lot in the first year that Angelina began the MATH 180 program, but Ms. Gilbert noticed that once Angelina started to apply what she was learning, her outcomes started to improve and her mindset began to shift.
As Angelina started to take notes and ask questions, her Quantil® score shot up from 455 when she first began the program to her current score of 795! Ms. Gilbert attributes this growth to Angelina’s commitment to work hard and the structure of the MATH 180 program, which allows students to work with manageable chunks of class work.
Angelina’s mindset around math has completely changed. “I used to think math was not a big deal, but then I realized that everywhere you go, math is there, she said.”
Angelina dreams of becoming a veterinarian, and her teacher is sure that with her surge in confidence and increasing aptitude in math, Angelina’s ambitions are highly attainable.