K-8 Summer 2020 Math Challenge Program


Registration for our 5th K-8 summer math challenge is now open!

Our first K-8 math challenge summer program was held in 2016-2017 in which almost 200 children participated. Over 350 children participated in the third K-8 math challenge during summers of 2017 and  2018. Our K-8 Math Challenge Program now a regular feature that will run over the summer and end on 30th of September yearly.

Enroll in Summer 2020 K-8 Math Challenge Program 

We are asking parents of all children who are entering Kindergarten through 8th grade in fall of 2020 to sign up their children with Khan Academy and work through the Math Mission assigned for their respective grade over the summer of 2020 (till September 30, 2020). Think of it as a Math summer camp. If you / your child successfully finishes the Khan Academy math mission, they would be well-prepared to start school in the fall. The process is extremely simple, but the experience will Insha’Allah greatly benefit your child in years to come.

What is Khan Academy?

Khan Academy is an online platform for learning. It is free and tens of millions of people use it every month. Khan Academy provides learning in a fun way at all levels. It is personalized, so each individual can work at his or her own pace. It provides instructional videos and other interactive tools to help students master different concepts. Parents and students can track their progress and set targets.

How do I sign up for “K-8 AMC Math Challenge”?

Follow these simple four steps to signup for the challenge.

How are winners selected for Summer 2020 K-8 Math Challenge Program?

Winners are selected based on the following criteria:

1st GOLD prize: Students who finish 100% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission by September 30, 2020. 1st prize winners receive a 1st place certificate, K-8 Math Challenge T-shirt and a $50 gift card. Additionally, they will get the opportunity to participate in our forthcoming math excellence competition that will be held after the conclusion of the summer math challenge.
2nd SILVER prize: Students who complete more than 80% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission, but do not finish it by September 30, 2020. 2nd prize winners receive a 2nd place certificate, K-8 Math Challenge T-shirt and a $30 gift card.
3rd BRONZE prize: Students who completed between 60% to 80% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission by September 30, 2020. 3rd prize winners receive a 3rd place certificate, K-8 Math Challenge T-shirt and a $20 gift card.

All prizes are awarded during the Annual Education Day event in your local chapter.

Updates to Criteria for Prizes During the Year

For some grades Khan Academy adds exercises during the year, which leads to a decrease of the progress percentage for some grades. For this reason, we will adjust the prize criteria to take this into account (currently only grade 2 and 5 affected by this). However we recommend students to still try to achieve 100% and benefit from these added exercises. Current prize criteria:

Winners

The following list of winners get updated weekly according to the progress of the students: List of Winners

 

Additional Resources

  • https://www.ixl.com/ (not free, similar to Khan Academy)
  • https://artofproblemsolving.com/
  • https://cty.jhu.edu/resources/academic-opportunities/internships/math.html
  • https://cty.jhu.edu/resources/
  • https://coda.io/@schoolhouse/welcome [This is a new venture started by Sal Khan of khan academy. It provides in-person math tutoring online, and students can volunteer to tutor other kids as well.]