Announcing the Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest from Ascend Math. Educators submitting ideas for online math explorations for Ascend Math, intensive math intervention program will be eligible to win cash prizes.

“One of the things students like best about Ascend Math is the interactive multi-modal explorations,” said Kevin Briley, CEO of Ascend Education. “Online virtual manipulatives and interactive problems help students understand and retain math objectives faster. Often, the more creative the exploration, the more students rave about it.”

Now Ascend Education is giving educators and their students a chance to come up with their own ideas for online explorations for any objective grade 3-Algebra II. The educator submitting the exploration voted best will receive a $500 cash prize. The second prize winner will receive $250 and the third $100. Three honorable mentions will receive $50 each.

“The Create Your Own Math Exploration Contest gives math teachers a chance to share their knowledge and creativity in addition to the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes,” said Briley. “Teachers can see examples of current Explorations in the Demo Center of our website www.ascendmath.com.”

Educators interested in submitting should download the official Storyboard Template and Instructions from www.ascendmath.com/explorations . Completed templates can be uploaded online to exploration@ascendmath.com. Entries will be rated for clarity, pedagogy, student interest and creativity. All entries must be submitted by May 8, 2015. The winners will be notified by email.