# Our Challenge

## The Math Gap

Math is sequential and cumulative. Early instruction and achievement are crucial to prepare students for a rigorous high school curriculum and the path to post-secondary success.

## The STEM Deficit

In the U. S., large gaps exist between the pipeline of degrees earned in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The root cause lies in our education system and our inability to motivate and excite children towards mathematics and science.

## A Brighter Future

95% of students who go beyond Algebra II in high school will proceed to graduate from college.

Puzzle of the Week

I am thinking of one of these five cards:

Which one am I thinking of? Here are some clues:

• The value of my card is a prime number.
• The values of adjacent cards add up to a multiple of 3.
• My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts.

Here is how to follow the clues:

1. The value of my card is a prime number, so it could have been 7 of clubs, 7 of diamonds, or 2 of hearts.
2. The values of my two neighbours add up to a multiple of 3, so it could have been 7 of diamonds or 2 of hearts.
3. My card is next to a card which is next to the 2 of hearts, so it could only be the 2 of hearts.

Puzzle credit: Mathsisfun.com

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Would you like to register for Math Games?

Are you looking to engage students in learning and fun through a variety of
skill-based math games?

At any one of our Math Games workshops, you will learn how to play the games,
when to use them, and for which particular students.
We offer grade band workshops: Early education/child care,
Elementary K-5, Middle School 6-8.