Math Superstars is a voluntary math enrichment program designed to enhance
your child's math experience. The program is sponsored by the Patsy Sommer
The program lasts for 20 weeks (September 26 - December 12; January 15 -
March 27) for Grades 1-5 and 10 weeks for Kindergarten(January 15 - March
27). Beginning on Friday, September 26, for grades 1-5, a new worksheet will
be posted every week by grade level (please refer to the "Calendar" on the
left for the exact dates). If your child chooses to participate, please print
the worksheet at home and return for grading by the following F R I D A Y -
they can submit it earlier if they choose. Your child may only complete
sheets for their grade level, and sheets turned in for another grade(even if
it is a higher grade) will not receive credit.
A Math Superstars envelope will be placed near your teacher's door. Please
put them in there by F R I D A Y (anytime before Friday is OK too) to be
graded. Worksheets will be graded by PTA volunteers, and then returned to the
student the following week. As your child accumulates points or reaches
certain milestones, they will eligible to receive rewards. Their name will be
posted on a special bulletin board in the main hallway of Sommer Elementary
when they have 50 points (10 points for Kindergarten). Students who complete
all of the worksheets will receive special recognition and be eligible to
enter a drawing for some fun rewards at the end of the program as well.
Each problem is ranked according to its level of difficulty. The number of
stars you see beside a problem indicates the level of difficulty. Volunteers
will check the worksheets and they will be returned.
Parents’ role in Math Superstars is to encourage and facilitate your child’s
problem solving skills. Feel free to suggest a strategy for solving the
problem, offer counters or manipulatives, or listen as your child shares her
or his thinking, but please DO NOT GIVE THE ANSWERS. It is normal for a child
NOT to be able to complete every problem on a worksheet. Your child is not
expected to know the answers to every problem. Thank you for allowing your
child the opportunity to participate in this exciting new math adventure!
If you have any further questions about the program, please contact Ivania
Lee at sommerptaMSS@gmail.com.
Math Superstars Chairperson 2014-15