APU Launches CampusMath.com in Support of K-12 Math and Science Studies
New Blog Answers Growing National Need for Enhanced Educational Resources to Help Make Students More Competitive with Global Peers
Charles Town, WV – March 28, 2011 – American Public University (APU), part of the American Public University System (APUS), today announced the launch of Campusmath.com, an innovative new blog in partnership with McDonogh School. The site is an online educational resource for teachers, professors, students and parents featuring streaming how-to-videos across a wide range of math and science curriculum.
CampusMath.com videos contain short lessons on how to solve common mathematical equations and problems. Each video is taught and narrated by professors and math teachers from American Public University and McDonogh School, located in Owings Mills, MD.
“American Public University is pleased to partner with McDonogh School to launch CampusMath.com,” said Dr. Wallace E. Boston, president and CEO of American Public University. “We look forward to working with them to help strengthen and improve student participation and success in science and mathematics.”
McDonogh School Headmaster Charlie Britton said of the partnership, "Our teachers' novel video lessons have helped our students master concepts and achieve proficiency in all levels of mathematics. We are pleased to be able to share these resources more widely through American Public University's new blog, CampusMath.com."
According to the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development , the United States ranked 17th out of 34 OECD countries for science and a below-average, 25th for mathematics.
CampusMath.com answers a nationwide call to action to help move American students forward globally in science and math achievement and provides teachers and parents with the innovative resources needed to guide students to successful studies in science and math.
For more information on CampusMath.com, please visit www.campusmath.com.
About McDonogh School
Founded in 1873, McDonogh School is the largest, coed, K-12, independent school in the Baltimore metropolitan area. A total of 1,295 students are currently enrolled. The average tenure of its mathematics teachers is 21 years, and the curriculum sequence continues through Post-AP Multivariate Calculus. Teachers have been preparing videos for student enrichment in mathematics since 2005. Visit www.mcdonogh.org for more information.
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