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Math Challenge

Math Challenge is designed to give students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. There will be 14 sets of challenges every other week starting in late September and ending at the end of May. Schedules and problem-solving strategies are available at www.mathinaction.org.

This program is completely free to Peter Kirk students and no sign-up is necessary. 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.

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 them. Please submit your solutions to each math challenge by the due date.

How to participate

1) Go to our school Math Challenge page at http://www.mathinaction.org/peter-kirk-elementary.html.

2) Solve as many problems as you can (more than required). We encourage you to discuss strategies and solutions with your parents and siblings.

3) Submit your solutions by the due date via email to peterkirkmath@gmail.com. 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.

We will keep track of your submissions. We give recognition to students who complete at least 12 sets of challenges.

For questions about the Math Challenge program contact peterkirkmath@gmail.com.

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