Biweekly Math Challenge

Math Challenge is a FREE program that gives elementary students a chance to practice their mathematical problem-solving skills with fun and engaging problems every other week. The challenges include problem solving strategies such as draw a picture or model, make an organized list, look for a pattern, working backward, and guess and check.  All students (K-5) and abilities are encouraged to participate.

Details about the program can be found here: http://www.mathinaction.org/ben-rush.html

How to Participate:

  • Parents print the challenges at home and assist their children with completing the questions. The current challenge can be found here.
  • Turn completed challenges in at the PTA basket in the main office by the due date (usually the following Thursday; see the full calendar here.)  Alternatively, scanned completed copies can be emailed to mathchallenge@benrushpta.org.
  • We rely on parent volunteers to help correct the papers. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign-up here.
  • 8 random winners will be chosen after each completed set. Students who have completed most challenges, will receive an award and a prize at the end of the year.

Please direct questions to mathchallenge@benrushpta.org.