By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
No doubt about it, math is Ashley Anderson Wood's favorite subject.
It's even more fun this year, said the Salem Avenue Elementary School third-grader, who is in a new accelerated class for talented math students.
Wood, 9, said she likes the extra things she gets to do in the special class, which is designed to maximize students' performance on the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program's math test.
"We get to go to the computer lab more and play some harder games," she said.
The class is part of the school improvement efforts made possible by federal Title I money, said Principal Vincent Spong.
The school will be recognized today at a state Title I conference in Ocean City, Md.
The school was one of four Maryland schools named a National Title I Distinguished School this year, said Ron Peiffer, a spokesman for the Maryland State Department of Education.