Math Challenge now Online!
The October 2021 Math Challenge is available now until the 22nd! You can access the Challenge here: October 2021-2022 Math Challenge and find out more about the program, in addition to answers to Frequently Asked Questions, below.
Math Challenge is designed to give elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. In 2020-21, we launched a fully VIRTUAL process, saving the time effort and resources previously needed to manually print and review the monthly challenge. We hope this change will encourage students to participate and have fun!
A new challenge will be available on the 15th of every month at the link below. Students will have one (1) week to work on the challenge. There are 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.
Let’s have some math fun Challengers!
How to Participate:
Schedule and Challenges
October: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced November 1st
November: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced November 29th
December: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced January 3rd
January: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced January 31st
February: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced February 28th
March: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced March 28th
April: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced April 29th
May: Challenge available 15th – 22nd, participants announced May 31st
Math Challenge FAQs
Who should I contact if my student or I have questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 students 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 Challenge Chair 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 distributed at the end of the school year.