Math Challenge home page

2018/2019

The Math Challenge Program is a series of math problems published every other week on this website and the Audubon PTSA eNews. The purpose of the program is to engage students in math problems that apply classroom knowledge but move beyond rote skills to word-based problems typically found in higher-level math. Families are encouraged to solve the problems with the students. For questions contact Lior Shapira

 

General Information

The first math challenge will be available 9/21/2018. There will be a total of 15 math challenges throughout the year. If you submit (and answer enough questions) at least 12 math challenges you will be entitled to a certificate and prize at the end of the year. The schedule for the math challenges is available here (a partial schedule can be seen below in the 'Math Challenges' section)

Anonymized participation/winner list [updated 10-27-2018 with MC3 results]

Submission

This year you can submit in one of three ways

  1. Put your math challenge in the yellow box located in the school's main office by the due date.
  2. Use this online form to upload a scan of your filled out math challenge by the due date.
  3. Use the online form specific to each challenge (see below) to fill out the answers to the math challenge and submit by the due date.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

 

Math Challenges

Math Challenge 5 "Multi-Steps"

Math Challenge 5 is available and should be submitted by 12/7/18


... Download PDF

... Submit scanned form

... Solve online

Math Challenge 4 "Games anyone?"

Submissions for MC4 were closed November 8th 2018. Sorry for the delay with results, I was in Nepal. I got back November 19th 2018 and will soon release the results.

We won't have digital submission this time, only physical submission. But don't worry, digital submission will resume with MC5.

Download PDF here

Math Challenge 3 "All Things Fall"

Math challenge available (October 19th), submitted October 25th.

... Download PDF

... Download Solution

Math Challenge 2 "Patterns"

Math challenge available 10/5/2018 to be submitted by 10/11/2018

... Download PDF 

... Download Solution

Math Challenge 1 "Working Backward" 

Math challenge available 9/21/2018 submitted by 9/27/2018

... Download PDF

... Download Solution

We're trying something new, following is a PDF with an anonymized list of all students, and whether they participated (and perhaps won a prize) in MC1. Each student's name has been Shorted to AbcXyz where Abc is the first three letters of family name, and Xyz first three letters of given name. For example Einstein, Albert will become EinAlb. I also removed grade, but kept the family name of the teacher. If there's a P next to the student then he submitted MC1, if there's a W then they were randomly selected to receive a prize:

Frequently Asked Questions

How many math challenges will there be? how many must I complete?

There will be a total of fifteen challenges. You don't "have" to complete any, but if you complete twelve (and answer enough correct questions in each), you'll get a certificate at the end of the year

How do you determine the winners in each math challenge?

In most math challenges we randomly select ~20 students from the participants who answered enough questions correctly. Those students receive a small prize and usually have their names called out over the PA system. Some challenges (see schedule) are holiday challenges in which everyone who answered correctly is a winner.

Do students of different grades get different challenges?

No. All students K-5th get the same challenge. However every two grades need to answer a different number of questions, which ramp up in difficulty as you progress.

Can you explain how to submit the math challenge?

In previous years you had to physically submit the challenge on the due date, into the yellow box in the main office. This year we're adding two online options which we're hoping will make it easier:

  1. Use an online form, in which you enter some personal information (name, email, grade, teacher, challenge #) and upload a scan of the math challenge (can be a photo of the challenge you took with your phone, as long as its legible).
  2. Use an extended online form, in which you can answer the questions of the math challenge online, and submit. 

 

Photo by AJC1 (CC-SA-2.0)