MATH CHALLENGE 2023-2024
Download Math Challenge sheets from this location: Math in Action
Registration for Math Challenge is open Sept. 5 - Oct. 4, 2023!
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Please consider donating to support the Math Challenge program
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Welcome to Math Challenge Program at Rosa Parks Elementary!
MATH CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
What is Math Challenge?
Math Challenge is a set of 15 challenges published approximately every two weeks and each set will present 10-18 problems ordered by level of difficulty.
The goal of Math Challenge is to enrich the school curriculum and to encourage different ways of problem-solving. This is a fantastic 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 them.
Math Challenge is a PTSA sponsored program that is
Open to all students, grades K-5
Free to participate, donations are accepted
Requires registration at the beginning of the year
Sign up will be open Sept. 5-Oct. 4, 2023
Run by parent volunteers
The questions come from a team of parents at Math in Action. The guidelines will adhere to Math in Action, but implementation, schedule, and rules at Rosa Parks differ slightly.
Rules are subject to change during the year and will be shared through PUMA Info.
How do I sign up?
There is a required sign up this year for Math Challenge.
Please go to your PTSA login -> My Account -> My Forms/Paperwork -> Scroll down to locate Math Challenge registration form and register your kid or click here
Registration for Math Challenge is free however we are accepting donations to run PTSA programs like Math Challenge. Just a small donation can help run math Challenge program and other PTSA programs at Rosa Parks Elementary.
Please click here if you are considering donating!
What happens after signing up?
Refer to the MC schedule for dates on when the challenges and their solutions will be available.
When the Challenge is available to download, please print the latest challenge from Math in Action
Read the general instructions on the first page of Challenge 1, this will help set the tone and intent for all challenges for the year.
- Students should complete minimum number of questions for their grade ((listed on every challenge – e.g., Kindergartners may only need to attempt a minimum 4 out of 15 questions)
- We encourage students to discuss strategies and solutions with their parents and siblings.
- Students will need to turn in their completed Math Challenges at the school on or before the due date.
- Students who complete 12 or more challenges will receive an award at the end of the year.
- Please follow Puma Info for further updates on Math Challenge.
How do I earn a certificate?
We will be awarding 1 point per eligible Math Challenge. These points will add up toward year-end award.
To earn a point, students must
Attempt a minimum number of required questions for their grade (listed on every challenge – e.g., Kindergartners may only need to attempt a minimum of 4 out of 15 questions)
Have at least 50% of attempted questions accurate
Participants who earn points minimum of 3 points during the school year will be awarded a certificate at the end of the year.
Participants who earn 12 or more points will get an award at the end of the school year.
We need parent Volunteers
Math challenge program can’t happen without you parents. We need parent volunteers. Please email email@example.com if you would like to volunteer for Math Challenge program.
- Students who are Homeschooled but zoned to Rosa Parks,
- Students zoned to Rosa Parks but visiting another school for Quest Program,
- Students visiting Rosa Parks for Pull Out Quest,
the Rosa Parks enrichment programs such as Math Challenge, Passport Club, Spelling Bee are open to enroll.
Please have an account created on our website www.rosaparksptsa.org and register to the program before deadline choosing the appropriate teacher assignment that suits your situation.
For Teacher assignment, please enter one of the two under "Teacher" when enrolling:
- Zoned to Rosa Parks (Home Schooled / Quest)
- Visiting Rosa Parks (Pull out Quest)
Please note such students will not be included for any awards or recognition at this point by the program chairs of any of these enrichment programs.
Please note for Math Challenge you will not be graded by Math Challenge Chair of Rosa Parks, and you will have to use the solutions available online to self-grade.
Who do I contact with questions and feedback?
Please write to Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
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