The chairpersons for math challenge are
Anup Reghunathan and Anita Dhinakar. Email us at mathchallenge@alcottptsa.org |

**Friday, September 27**

*Math Challenge #1 starts*

*!*All students (K - 5) are invited to participate in our free math enrichment program at Alcott.

The Math Challenge program is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills.

Bi-weekly math worksheets will be published on this website. Students may download and print the math worksheet from the website to complete at home.

Throughout the challenges, the program 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. The first half of the problems are suitable for younger students (K to 3). The math problems will increase in level of difficulty as students go along. Depending on the challenge, students in grade K-1 are only required to submit solution of 3 -7 problems, students in grade 2-3 are only required to submit solution of 6-9 problems, and students in grade 4-5 are required to submit 8-14 problems.

Each Math Challenge will indicate the minimum number of correct solutions for each level.

This Math Challenge program is designed for the whole family to work together to solve the problems. We encourage parents to help their kids.

The Math Challenge program is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills.

Bi-weekly math worksheets will be published on this website. Students may download and print the math worksheet from the website to complete at home.

Throughout the challenges, the program 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. The first half of the problems are suitable for younger students (K to 3). The math problems will increase in level of difficulty as students go along. Depending on the challenge, students in grade K-1 are only required to submit solution of 3 -7 problems, students in grade 2-3 are only required to submit solution of 6-9 problems, and students in grade 4-5 are required to submit 8-14 problems.

Each Math Challenge will indicate the minimum number of correct solutions for each level.

This Math Challenge program is designed for the whole family to work together to solve the problems. We encourage parents to help their kids.

## How to Participate

1) Get the current Math Challenge from this page.

2) Solve as many problems as you can.

3) Submit your solutions by the due date. There are three different ways you can submit your answers. Choose one option:

a. Turn in your solutions to your teacher.

b. Drop it off at the school office.

c. Scan and email your solutions- mathchallenge@alcottptsa.org

In an effort to reduce paper, we encourage students to email your solutions or submit your solutions online. If you would like to email your solutions, please make sure to attach it as a PDF or JPG and use subject line format:

4) Check if you win a prize. Prize winners are randomly selected from qualified submissions. Announcements will be made on the following week after the due date.

2) Solve as many problems as you can.

3) Submit your solutions by the due date. There are three different ways you can submit your answers. Choose one option:

a. Turn in your solutions to your teacher.

b. Drop it off at the school office.

c. Scan and email your solutions- mathchallenge@alcottptsa.org

In an effort to reduce paper, we encourage students to email your solutions or submit your solutions online. If you would like to email your solutions, please make sure to attach it as a PDF or JPG and use subject line format:

**<MC#> <Student First Name> <Student Last Name> <Grade> <Teacher>**4) Check if you win a prize. Prize winners are randomly selected from qualified submissions. Announcements will be made on the following week after the due date.