April Math Challenge

The K-5 students will be participating in our April Math Challenge. Each week we will have a different math focus:

Week 1   Basic Facts  

  •  K  - number recognition and facts under 5
  •  1st   - addition & subtraction facts 10 & under
  •  2nd  - addition & subtraction facts 20 & under
  •  3rd, 4th, 5th  - multiplication & division facts

Week 2  Math & Literature Connections

Week 3  Sumdog Contest (nationwide math facts)

Week 4  Culminating Activities (playing math games)

Throughout the building, we have problem-solving situations (good ol’ story problems) posted outside of our elementary classrooms. These are designed to reinforce classroom learning and to apply those concepts in authentic life scenarios. We will have two story problems a week for each grade level. In addition, jokes, puns, and other light-hearted posts can be found on the Ar-We-Va website (Thank you, Mrs. Brunner!) and in the hallways. Even the middle school and high school students have joined in - laughter is heard in the hallways

Q: What kind of meals do math teachers eat?
A: Square meals! 🤣

Q: What do you get when you divide the circumference of a Jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!

Q: What did the acorn say when it grew up?
A: Gee, I’m a tree. (geometry)

Q: What do mathematicians eat on Halloween?
A: Pumpkin Pi.

Q: Why did the girl wear glasses during math class?
A: Because it improves di-vison.

Q: Why did the math book look so sad?
A: Because it had so many problems..

Q: What geometric figure is like a lost parrot?
A: A polygon.

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin pi

Q: Why do plants hate math?
A: Because it gives them square roots.

Q: What does the zero say to the the eight?
A: Nice belt. (look at the number 8)

Q: Why did the boy eat his math homework?
A: Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake.

Q: Have you heard the latest statistics joke?
A: Probably.

Q: What did the acorn say when it grew up?
A: Gee, I’m a tree. (geometry)

Q: What was T. rex’s favorite number?
A: Eight (ate)

Q: What do you call an empty parrot cage?
A: Polygon.