New Math Enrichment Program for Christa McAuliffe Elementary!
Math Challenge is designed to give elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. We are now able to have a fully VIRTUAL process (i.e. we will save time, effort, and resources needed to manually print hundreds of papers and then check those papers). The pandemic has taught us new ways to cope and come up with alternatives that will keep us moving forward. We hope this attempt will encourage students to participate and they will have fun!
A new challenge will come out on the 15th of every month. Students will have 1 week to work on the challenge. There are about 24-27 questions, each designed in a way to encourage kids at each grade level to develop their problem-solving skills, comprehend, and think! Students are encouraged to do as many questions as they can. Once they complete the challenge and hit “Submit,” they will see their results instantly.
This program is completely free and no sign-up is necessary. This is a great opportunity for families to be involved and enjoy math through fun and engaging math problems. We encourage parents and siblings to get involved in discussing and solving the monthly challenges. Schedules and problem-solving strategies are available at https://kidsmathchallenge.org/
Let’s have some math fun McAuliffe Challengers!
Christa McAuliffe Math Challenge Team
How to Participate:
Math Challenge FAQs
Who should I contact if my student or I have questions?
Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
Is Math Challenge all online this year?
Yes! Participating students must complete the current challenge online, by answering questions directly on the Microsoft form and hitting “Submit” to turn it in.
Does my student need to print the Math Challenge this year?
No. Students do not need to print the challenge in order to participate. While some student may prefer to work on the problems offline (on a printed paper or scratch paper), no paper forms will be accepted. In order to receive credit, the online form must be submitted.
Should my student submit their Math Challenge to their teacher or other school staff?
No. This program is run solely by the McAuliffe PTSA and teachers and staff are not involved. Students should complete their answers in the online form and then click “Submit” to turn in their work. In order to receive credit for each Math Challenge, the online form must be submitted.
How does the program keep track of participants?
The McAuliffe Math Team keeps track of all submissions. We announce participant names every month on the McAuliffe PTSA website. At the end of the year, we will have your prizes ready!
How are students rewarded for their participation?
We give recognition to students who complete at least 6 of 8 challenges in the school year. Prizes will be ready at the end of the school year.
Congratulations to our October Math Challenge participants!