The Math Facts Challenge

Make home practice fun and engaging

My name is Mitch.  I was a Third Grade Teacher.
I founded StudySmart to empower children to practice on their own.

I believe children learn better when they are having fun and doing something they like.  The Math Facts Challenge is about combining a physical skill, (soccer, baseball, martial arts, dance, music, etc.), with practicing math facts.

When practice is fun, children practice longer and more often.  Our brains learn better when we are doing something we like.  Our brains learn better when we are moving.

We want to empower your students by getting them to experience practice in a positive way.  The Teacher’s Guide has step by step instructions on how to run your own challenge.  If you have any questions or comments, drop me a line.

Best wishes,


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Teacher’s Guide

An Overview

  1. 1)Choose the facts you want students to practice.

  2. 2)Show students how to choose or create a practice activity.

  3. 3)Go over practice goals.

  4. 4)Children practice at home.  They complete a practice log and entry form.

  5. 5)You pick a winner

After the challenge, weekly SmartCharts help children strengthen their home practice habit.

View and print the Teacher’s Guide for details and entry forms.

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