Students entering first grade through eighth grade in 2023-2024 are invited to participate. We are encouraging each St. Joe’s student to complete 100 math challenges in approximately 100 days. Each math challenge has 10 questions so that is 1,000 math problems! Most of the questions will be a review of important standards for the grade level. Research shows that frequent and spaced-out practice is great for learning (Brown, P. C. 2014. Make It Stick).How to participate:
1) Select a level. In general, students should try the grade level in which they are entering. For instance, if the student is entering 3rd grade in 2023-2024, they should consider using the 3rd-grade level material. If your child has difficulty with math, he or she may want to complete the level for which they just completed. For instance, a student who just completed fifth grade could complete the fifth-grade level as a review. Students will be recognized for finishing 100 challenges, not the specific level they completed.
2) Download the attached PDF of the appropriate grade level found in the link below. Your child may print 100 pages and the answer key or you may just view the pages on your computer and answer the questions in a notebook.
3) Your child should complete the worksheets one at a time. If he/she has difficulty with a specific problem, your child may ask a parent or older sibling for help, or search for more information on the internet. After completing a page, correct it immediately using the answer key on the final pages of the PDF. If you made a mistake, figure out why!
4) All 100 pages are due on Labor Day, September 4, 2023. We do not need to see your child’s work or performance. We will rely on you to keep track of what he/she has completed. On September 5th, we will ask parents to verify if their student completed and corrected 100 pages.
5) Students may go at their own pace. If they miss a few days, they will have to do more than one per day to catch up.
6) All students who complete 100 challenges will be invited to a Bakery On Main donut party at the school in September!