W.Va. school begins digital math study

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Drew Elkins, a fifth grader at Davis Creek Elementary School, looks forward to his math lessons. He even studied over the summer to get a jump-start on the next year's curriculum.

Elkins is just one of the students participating in a digital learning math program, where students complete course objectives at their own pace.

"It starts out simple, where it's a review from fourth grade," Elkins said. "I don't have to wait for other kids. If you're learning a lot quicker, you can go on."

Elkins' Barboursville school helped kick off a U.S. Department of Education-funded study Nov. 13 that will look at how well these digital math courses are working.

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