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Math Challenges & Math Tournament

 

MATH CHALLENGES 

Math Challenges are designed to gives elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. There will be 15 sets of challenges every other week starting in early October and ending at the end of May.

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.

Here is how to participate:

1) Print out the current Math Challenge: https://www.mathinaction.org/2020-2021-math-challenge.html 

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

3) Due to remote schooling, we do not collect your paper solutions. We encourage you to check your solutions online in two weeks.

The program is completely free and no sign-up is necessary. 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. Schedules and problem-solving strategies are available at www.mathinaction.org.

 


MATH TOURNAMENT (ONLINE)

Tournament registration will close on Monday, Nov 23rd at 8pm. 

This year's Math Tournament will be held online on Saturday December 12, 2020. All registered students can start the test anytime between 10am-5pm Pacific on December 12. Once students have started the test, they have one hour to complete the test in one sitting. To uphold the integrity of the tournament, we will not release the test questions and answers to registered students until after the tournament has concluded and all registered students have completed the test. We plan to release the test questions and answers on December 14. 

The 3 Digit code for Horace Mann Elementary is 155. Go to the MCT page to register and get more information on the tournament: https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-math-challenge-tournament.html

 


 

2020-2021 MATH CHALLENGE SCHEDULE  

All Math Challenges and Solutions can be found here: https://www.mathinaction.org/2020-2021-math-challenge.html

 

ONLINE  

(FRI  3pm PST) 

DUE DATE  

 

SOLUTION 

(FRI3pm PST) 

MC 1 

Sep 25, 2020 

 

Oct 9, 2020 

MC 2 

Oct 9, 2020 

 

Oct 23, 2020 

MC 3 

Oct 23, 2020 

 

Nov 6, 2020 

MC 4 

Nov 6, 2020 

 

Nov 20, 2020 

MC 5  

Nov 20, 2020 

 

Dec 11, 2020 

MC 6 

Dec 11, 2020 

 

Jan 8, 2021 

MC 7 

Jan 8, 2021 

 

Jan 22, 2021 

MC 8  

Jan 22, 2021 

 

Feb 5, 2021 

MC 9 

Feb 5, 2021 

 

Feb 19, 2021 

MC 10  

Feb 19, 2021 

 

Mar 5, 2021 

MC 11 

Mar 5, 2021 

 

Mar 19, 2021 

MC 12 

Mar 19, 2021 

 

Apr 2, 2021 

MC 13 

Apr 2, 2021 

 

Apr 23, 2021 

MC 14 

Apr 23, 2021 

 

May 7, 2021 

MC 15  

May 7, 2021 

 

May 21, 2021 

Math Challenge Tournament 

December 12, 2020 (online)

Awards/Recognition

https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-mct-awards.html