Challenge Math Summer registration is now open!

Challenge Math is a great way to prevent summer learning loss of math skills for children in grades 2-6.  It is a very inexpensive way of brushing up your child’s math problem solving skills during summer. It takes very little time commitment and has flexible schedule. Check out their website.

https://www.noetic-learning.com/gifted/index.jsp

Read more about Challenge Math on my previous post here.

Standardized tests in public schools

Many of the students who attend public schools in Iowa took Iowa Assessments (formerly known as ITBS) a couple of weeks back. If you have a third grader, this is the first time they took a standardized test administered by the state. Any test in which the same test is given in the same manner to all test takers, and graded in the same manner for everyone, is a standardized test. Continue reading “Standardized tests in public schools”

Review of Challenge Math Online at Noetic Learning

The Challenge Math is an online program offered by Noetic Learning. It is a very  inexpensive way of receiving math problems for a specific grade level on a weekly basis. They offer 3 sessions, one in fall, one in spring and one in summer.  The weekly assignments consist of 5 timed problems. It’s a good mix of problems touching topics like geometry, algebra, probability etc appropriate for the grade level. On an average the time commitment is 10-20 min per week.  They have provided some samples questions on their website to try out before you register.

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