Most Valuable Problem Solver
Intensive instruction in mathematics is one of the foundations of a STEM environment. For that reason, all students at Elite STEM Primary Academy participate in a comprehensive math program that incorporates facility with mathematical concepts with word problems that may be encountered in everyday life and the workplace. The Most Valuable Problem Solver (MVPS) is a competitive program that prepares students to become successful critical thinkers, using their knowledge of math and data analysis.
Under the MVPS initiative, all teachers receive a grade-level appropriate word problem with a math problem-solving board, and they assign the problem to their students. Students are expected to analyze and develop the solution to the math problem. Each problem-solving board is submitted to the school office at the end of the week. The problem-solving boards are evaluated and a weekly MVPS is chosen.