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Math success adds up to helping others for UCS students


Morgan StudentsJennifer Noelke and Joseph Sadeq know that success in math can help them in their future.

Now they have learned their success can support those in need.

The Morgan sixth graders that are the top donating program that turns math achievement into resources for a national food bank.

“I like donating to other people that are in need so they can have the things they need,” Sadeq said. 

According to Morgan advanced math teacher J.J. Koehn, the donations stem from the pilot Imagine Math program.

Students work on this program all week to complete and pass lessons in the sixth grade pathway.  When they answer questions correctly, students earn “THINK POINTS.” 

The think points may be used to create their personal avatars in their profile, or they may choose to take those points and donate them to charities/contests that are posted in Imagine Math, she said. The choice to support others also earned the Morgan Advanced Math 100 students recognition by Imagine Learning as the top school in the Do Math! Pay It Forward.

Morgan students donated to Feeding America, a nationwide network of food banks and programs like school-based food pantries, emergency disaster relief, and Kids’ Café.

In addition to supporting families in need, the Morgan students are experiencing success in a subject they know is important to their future.

“A lot of different jobs that relate to math,” Noelke said.

Added Sadeq: “You are going to use it every way in your life.”