K-8 Summer Math Challenge 2024

Registration instructions for our 9th K-8 summer math challenge is now open!

Registration Instructions for those new to the challenge can be found here. 
Registration Instructions for returning participants who have an existing Khan Academy account can be found here.

What is Khan Academy?

Khan Academy is an online platform for learning. It is free, and tens of millions use it monthly. Khan Academy provides learning in a fun way at all levels. It is personalized so that each individual can work at their own pace. It offers instructional videos and other interactive tools to help students master different concepts. Parents and students can track their progress and set targets.

Our first K-8 Summer Math Challenge Program was started in 2016-2017 in which almost 200 children participated. This number has increased over the years and in the last few years, we had 550 to 800 children who participated in this challenge annually. Alhamdolillah!

Our K-8 Summer Math Challenge Program is now a regular feature that will run over the summer until the beginning of September yearly.

Enroll in Summer 2024 K-8 Math Challenge Program 

We are asking parents of all children entering Kindergarten through 8th grade in the fall of 2024 to sign up their children with Khan Academy and work through the Math Mission assigned for their respective grade over the summer of 2023 (till September 15, 2024). Think of it as a Math Summer Camp. If your child successfully finishes the Khan Academy math mission, they will be well-prepared to start school in the fall. The process is straightforward, but the experience will Insha’Allah, greatly benefit your child in years to come.

How do I sign up for “K-8 AMC Math Challenge 2024”?

Follow these simple steps to sign up for the challenge. Don’t hesitate to contact your local Taleem Secretary or k8math@ahmadiyya.us if you need additional assistance.

Important note: Make sure to select the correct Math courses (the “Get ready for … grade” courses do not count towards this competition):

How are winners chosen for Summer 2024 K-8 Math Challenge Program?

Winners are selected based on the following criteria:

1st GOLD prize: Students who finish 100% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission by September 15, 2024. 1st prize winners receive a $50 gift card.
2nd SILVER prize: Students who complete more than 80% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission but do not finish it by September 15, 2024. 2nd prize winners receive a $30 gift card.
3rd BRONZE prize: Students who completed between 60% to 80% of their grade-specific Khan Academy math mission by September 15, 2024. 3rd prize winners receive  a $20 gift card.

All prizes are awarded during your local chapter’s Annual Education Day event. Winners will also get the opportunity to participate in the Math Excellence Exam at the beginning of the year (January-March).

Updates to Criteria for Prizes During the Year

For some grades, Khan Academy sometimes adds exercises during the year, which leads to a decrease in the progress percentage for some grades. For this reason, we might adjust the prize criteria to consider this. However, we recommend students try still to achieve 100% and benefit from these added exercises.

Current prize criteria updates: None

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