Explore IMB - Our Journey, Our Impact
It all began with the National Math Bee®, a champion of mathematical excellence and a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young minds. They pioneered free online math baseball tournaments in the USA, inviting students from grades one through six to compete in all four essential math categories: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. This exciting contest unfolded online, with student teams, guided by dedicated teachers, facing off via classroom computers in elementary schools throughout the nation. The National Math Bee® stood as a stronghold of academic rigor, aligning its competition with both state and national educational standards. It wasn't just a contest but a robust, standards-driven educational endeavor, supported by the esteemed National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the No Child Left Behind initiative.
IMB has taken a significant leap forward, transcending traditional boundaries and welcoming parents as essential partners in their child's educational journey. With the introduction of BatterUp® 5G, parents become integral components of the equation, wielding enhanced control and active participation. However, the real gem of this transformation is the innovative ranking system. This dynamic system empowers students, parents, and teachers by providing an anonymous, real-time window into each student's progress and proficiency in math. Across five distinct levels within their grade assignment—classroom, school, state, national, and even international—this revolutionary system offers unparalleled insights. It's a powerful tool that brings the entire educational community together, facilitating worldwide collaboration, empowerment, and an unwavering commitment to nurturing students' math skills and bolstering their confidence.
WHO ARE WE
Executive Director: International Math Bee®
10+ years in Education:
As the Executive Director of the International Math Bee® , Emily brings over a decade of expertise in teaching, content development, and education marketing. From teaching ESL to directing her own private English academy in Spain, managing National Math Bee® and International Math Bee® content and contests, spearheading the redevelopment of the IMB website and platform and the managing the creation of the BatterUp® 5G iOS and Android app, she is dedicated to creating content which helps enhance education and facilitate learning styles.
Emily Bowman’s Bachelor’s Degree was earned in International Relations and Political Science at the York College of Pennsylvania in 2011.
Dr. S. David Vaillancourt
Founder: National Math Bee® & International Math Bee®
Creator: BatterUp® (first ever elementary math baseball video game)
Owner: CompuSage® LLC
35 year Educator:
K12 Science teacher
Earth/Space Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science
College Instructor, undergraduate and graduate
Instructional Technologies and Computer Networking Technologies
Campus President, National Online Dean, Chief Academic Officer, College
President, Collegiate Accreditation Evaluator
Dr. Vaillancourt’s BS and MS in Education were earned from Samford University and he completed his Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education at Nova Southeastern University in 2004.