Online Challenges to Motivate Students to Excel in Math
When teachers sign up for the Online Math League (OML), their students gain access to practice materials designed to immediately challenge and motivate them to excel in math. Three times throughout the school year, students compete in challenging math contests against other students from around the world. The test questions are designed to challenge students of all abilities. After each competition, students’ results are displayed on OML’s live leaderboards. A team registration costs $79 for an unlimited number of students to compete at the same grade level. Additionally, OML will discount every other team registered by 15 percent. An individual registration is $29. A team registration includes three official contests throughout the year, access to the online practice area, and three medals to recognize the highest achieving students. It also includes access to certificate templates that can be customized. The name of every student (first name and last initial only) and score will be posted on the OML website. Individual registrations include all of the same except only one medal instead of three.
Deadlines: Registration for free practice materials is open. Students can participate in the first contest anytime between November 1 and November 30, 2020. The second contest will run from January 15 to February 15, 2021, and the final contest will be available from March 1 to March 31, 2021.
Calcflow, powered by Matryx on STEAM, lets students explore mathematical theorems and scenarios in an interactive virtual reality environment. Essentially it allows them to visualize mathematical concepts in a completely new way.
Teachers can bring real-world industry to their class this fall with the Amazon Cyber Robotics Challenge. By participating in this free three-hour virtual challenge, students experience the power of coding while uncovering how Amazon uses computer science and robotics daily to deliver customer orders.