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Summer Math Challenge

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WHPS is excited to participate in the 2019 Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge: A Journey Through Mathematics recently announced by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). See Commissioner's Message to Parents and Students (Spanish version). The CSDE in partnership with Metametrics is offering this FREE math skills maintenance program based on grade-level standards to students who have just completed grades 1 through 8. A state-sponsored summer math challenge program is also offered for high school students through Khan Academy.

Families can register their students for this state-sponsored challenge beginning on Monday, June 17th. Here are directions on how to register students entering grades 1-12 (Spanish version). Families will receive daily emails through July 26, 2019 with activities and links to educational resources. Each week of the six-week program targets a different grade level concept.  

When registering your child, please enter your child's grade level and overall math performance (finds math at grade level easy, usually performs at grade level, or struggles with math at grade level). This information will support you and your child's engagement with the program activities. Please leave the sections on Quantile measures blank or, if prompted, "do not know."  This math challenge is being sponsored in many states across the country, and Quantile is not a measure currently used by all CT districts.

Information for the Commissioner’s Summer Math Challenge can also be found on the district website (whps.org/K-5 Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment page).  Here is the math log. We ask children who have completed the math challenge to return their completed logs to classroom teachers at the start of school.

We hope you will enjoy engaging in the Summer Math Challenge with your child this summer! If any questions, please contact your school office or Kerry Jones, Director of Elementary Education, at kerry_jones@whps.org.