Math Challenge – A PTSA sponsored math enrichment program

This is the second year that we have this math program in Carson. For those who are new, Math Challenge is designed to give elementary students opportunities to sharpen their mathematical problem-solving skills. There will be 15 sets of challenges every other week starting in late September and ending at the end of May. It is completely free, and no sign-up is necessary.

Throughout the challenges, the program covers problem solving strategies such as draw a picture or model, make an organized list, look for a pattern, working backward, and guess and check.


Here is how to participate:

  1. Go to our school Math Challenge page at out the current Math Challenge. Write your name, grade, and your teacher’s name neatly. You will also notice on that page, there is the schedule for the availability date and due date of each packet.
  2. Solve as many problems as you can. There is a minimum number of questions required for each grade. Completing the minimum number of questions is deemed as a qualified submission. We encourage you to discuss strategies and solutions with your parents and siblings.
  3. Submit your solutions to each packet on or before the due date, by emailing picture of your solution to
  4. Check online to see solutions when they are available.


We keep track of your submissions. Mid-year and End-year certificate will be emailed to parents, to recognize students who completed 2/3 of all packets (which is, for the first 7 packets who completed 5, for the total 15 packets who completed 10). Announcement of student recognition will be made via the Falcon Flyer in January 2021 and June 2021.


This is a great opportunity for families to be involved and enjoy math through fun and engaging math problems. We encourage parents and siblings to get involved in discussing and solving them. Schedules and problem-solving strategies are available at

The first math challenge will be available online on September 25th, due date is October 8th. Have fun doing math!


Carson Math Challenge Team,

Fang Li, Ya-chi Chen