What is Math Challenge Program?

 
 
 
Math Challenge program is a free school-wide math enrichment program for elementary students consisting of series of challenging and interesting math problems provided to each school. 
The program provides 15 sets of challenges throughout the school year; each set is published every other week starting in late September or early October and ending in May. These math challenges covers problem solving strategies such as draw a picture or model, make an organized list, look for a pattern, working backward, and guess and check. Each challenge presents 10 to 18 problems ordered by level of difficulties which enables students from various grades to participate.
 

What are the benefits of Math Challenge Program?

The purpose of this program is to entice, engage and challenge students to solve interesting math problems while along the way, strengthen their math fundamentals, critical thinking, problem solving skills and improve confidence in math.  Students can also involve their families to help and engage in a fun discussion to solve math problems. 

 

How Does It Work?

  1. See our Math Challenge Website
  2. Print the Challenge on the Release date
  3. Work with your family to complete as many answers on the challenge as you can. Make sure you include your full name, teacher name and staple all pages together to receive full credit!
  4. Return the challenge to the PTA Mailbox near the front office by the due date or scan and return via email.
  5. Watch your PTA Newsletter for the names of the winners. (Winners will be randomly selected from the group of qualified entrants to receive prizes).
  6. We will track all submissions through the year and at the end of the school year will recognize students who complete at least 12 sets of challenges.

Ready to Get Started? Visit:

http://www.mathinaction.org/sherwood-forest-elementary.html