Monthly Math Challenge

Dear Allenby Parents & Guardians,

Now in Year 3, our school-wide Monthly Math Challenge at Allenby PS is an opportunity for all of our students to employ different strategies to communicate their reasoning skills through an open-ended math challenge. Students communicate their computational and reasoning skills in English or en français in writing, models, with manipulatives, QR codes, etc. As students complete the challenge in class, teachers post samples from JK-Grade 6 on our display board near the main office for students and visitors to enjoy and discuss. We will often find small groups of students gathering to see what other students have come up with and to converse about the challenge at the display board in both English and French.

Here is October’s Math Challenge with sample student responses:

And another to try at home together – you can ask: Which one doesn’t belong? Explain why?