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Students visit the classroom Weekly Math Challenge center to earn rewards for solving math challenges.
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Before introducing this activity, have each student create a Math Challenge notebook or a booklet by stapling together pages of writing paper. When students solve the Weekly Math Challenge puzzle, they write the solution and a description of the math or thought process that helped them solve the problem in their notebooks. Students hand in the notebook when they are satisfied with their solution.
Keep a record of students who solve the weekly challenges. Following are a few ways in which correct responses might be rewarded:
Students turn in their Weekly Math Challenge notebooks if they have a solution to offer. Correct responses make students eligible for established rewards.
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The Weekly Math Challenge exercises and reinforces a variety of math skills. The specific skills and standards that might be measured depend on the challenges that teachers provide.
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