In school this week, we have been talking about having a "Growth Mindset." That is, the belief that if we are given enough time and practice, we can all learn to succeed. Each of us is capable of becoming strong math students. We have also learned that our brain grows and develops from the mistakes that we make. With that in mind, our math challenges are meant to be difficult enough that they will help us to grow and develop as mathematicians.

One of the activities we completed in math last week was to find a way to make all the numbers from 1 to 20 by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing four different single digit numbers. For example,

7 + 8 - 5 - 9 = 1

5 x 2 - 7 - 1 = 2 ...

This week's challenge involves creating consecutive numbers. For example, the number 12 can be expressed as the sum of consecutive numbers: 3 + 4 + 5 = 12. Another consecutive number is 3: 1 + 2 = 3.

Try to express as many numbers as you can as the sum of consecutive numbers. Can all numbers be seen as the sum of consecutive numbers? Can some consecutive number sums be written in more than one way? Bring in as many consecutive number sums as you can by Friday, September 25.

One of the activities we completed in math last week was to find a way to make all the numbers from 1 to 20 by adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing four different single digit numbers. For example,

7 + 8 - 5 - 9 = 1

5 x 2 - 7 - 1 = 2 ...

This week's challenge involves creating consecutive numbers. For example, the number 12 can be expressed as the sum of consecutive numbers: 3 + 4 + 5 = 12. Another consecutive number is 3: 1 + 2 = 3.

Try to express as many numbers as you can as the sum of consecutive numbers. Can all numbers be seen as the sum of consecutive numbers? Can some consecutive number sums be written in more than one way? Bring in as many consecutive number sums as you can by Friday, September 25.