Rosa Parks Elementary PTSA

  

Math Challenge 2017-18

 

Registration Link : Math Challenge 2017-18 Signup

 

Welcome to the fifth year of Math Challenge at Rosa Parks!

We have written up some frequently asked questions for the benefit of new families. For returning families, the program will be run similar to last year, with the exception of sign up requirement. See the section under "How do I sign up?"

What is Math Challenge?

Math Challenge is a set of 15 challenges published approximately every two weeks. The goals of Math Challenge are to enrich the school curriculum and to encourage different ways of problem solving.

Math Challenge is a PTSA sponsored program that is

  • open to all students, grades K-5
  • free to participate 
  • requires sign up at the beginning of the year (September 12-22) 
  • 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.

Sign up will be open between September 12 and September 22.

 

What happens after sign up?

Check the schedule below for when the next challenge will be available.

  • On challenge available date, download and print the latest challenge from Math in Action 
  • Read the general instructions on first page of Challenge 1, this will help set the tone and intent for all challenges for the year. 
  • Show us your work! Attach extra sheets so we can see how you arrived at the solution.  
  • Turn in your solution with your work to your teacher or to the front office bin marked with your grade. Please fill in your name, grade, teacher’s name and parent’s email clearly – without proper identifying information, we will not be able to consider your submission.  
  • Graded solutions will be returned within a week to 10 days through your teacher.  
  • Instead of weekly prizes, points will be assigned for every eligible solution. See "How do I win a prize?" below.

 

                                                                 Schedule

Publication

AVAILABLE ONLINE

 

Math In Action

ROSA PARKS

DUE DATE 

Turn in to your teacher or to front office Math Challenge bin

SOLUTION POSTED

 

Math In Action

 

(FRI - 3PM)

(Mon –3PM)

(FRI- 6PM)

MC 1

9/22/17

10/2/17

10/6/17

MC 2

10/6/17

10/16/17

10/20/17

MC 3

10/20/17

10/30/17

11/3/17

MC 4

11/3/17

11/13/17

11/17/17

MC 5

11/17/17

11/27/17

12/1/2017

MC 6

12/1/2017

12/11/17

1/5/18

MC 7

1/5/18

1/16/18*

1/19/18

MC 8

1/19/18

1/29/18

2/2/18

MC 9

2/2/18

2/12/18

2/16/18

MC 10

2/16/18

2/26/18

3/2/18

MC 11

3/2/18

3/12/18

3/16/18

MC 12

3/16/18

3/26/18

3/30/18

MC 13

3/30/18

4/9/18

4/13/18

MC 14

4/13/18

4/23/18

4/27/18

MC 15

4/27/18

5/7/18

5/11/18

Award/recognition

June 2018

 

*Tuesday

How do I win a prize?

We will be awarding 1 point per eligible solution. These points will add up toward year-end prize.

For a solution to be eligible, student has to

  • Attempt minimum number of required questions for their grade (listed on every challenge – e.g. Kindergartners may only need to attempt a minimum 4 out of 15 questions)  
  • Turn in challenge by the due date and time  
  • Have at least 50% of attempted questions accurate 

Participants who earn between 8 and 11 points during the school year will be rewarded a prize at the end of the year.

Participants who earn between 12 and 15 points during the school year will be rewarded a grand prize at the end of the year.

Only one prize per participant.

 

What if I missed the deadline?

Solutions will be posted as per date in the schedule. Please feel free to submit challenges till the solution is posted. However, to be fair to all participants, any challenges submitted after the due date and time will not earn any points.

 

Who do I contact with questions and feedback?

Please write to Manjari Kishore or Ravinder Singh at RP-Math@hotmail.com.