Hillsborough County Public School Students in Grades 3-8 Eligible for Math Video Game Competition
Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/22/2016 -- Award-winning, educational video-game developer DimensionU, Inc. is pleased to announce the 2016 DimensionU Summer Math Splash, a virtual, math-based video game competition for Hillsborough County Public School students in grades 3 – 8. The goal of the competition is to help prevent summer learning loss and boost student preparedness for the coming school year in mathematics among Tampa area students!
The GREAT NEWS for Tampa area parents is that the DimensionU Summer Math Splash is FREE for any Hillsborough County Public School student in grades 3 through 8. There is absolutely NO purchase required to participate.
Students can access the DimensionU video games at http://www.dimensionu.com on their computer or mobile device(s) using their Hillsborough County Public School student ID and password.
Login directions are also available on the Hillsborough County Public Schools Parent Portal Website at:
The competition consists of four separate week-long competitions starting June 27th. Each week, DimensionU will announce a new winner and award a Kindle Fire Tablet to the student who won! Here is the complete schedule:
Week 1: June 27 – July 1, Highest Cumulative Total Points playing DimensionU's TowerStorm
Week 2: July 4 – 8, Most correctly answered questions across all DimensionU game(s)
Week 3: July 11 – 15, Highest Cumulative Total Points playing DimensionU's Meltdown
Week 4: July 18 – 22, Most Minutes Played across any DimensionU game(s)
DimensionU Games was first introduced to the Hillsborough County School District, (SDHC), during a Summer Math Enrichment Camp sponsored by Hillsborough Out-of-School-Time, (H.O.S.T), and the SDHC Middle School Math Department. Positive academic outcomes and increased student motivation led to the educational gaming program being provided to all elementary and middle school classrooms (grades 3-8) and after school programs through the H.O.S.T. program. DimensionU is also accessible to students at home and on mobile devices (phone and tablets), at no cost to parents all year long.
DimensionU is a supplemental digital learning resource for math and literacy classrooms, after school and summer programs, as well as an extension for home use. The video games help students academically by reinforcing core skills and concepts being taught in the classroom.
For information, click on this link: http://bit.ly/MathSplash_Color