Returning to Massachusetts this SUMMER!

The 2021 Biggest Winner Math Challenge

Culturally affirming, engaging, rigorous online learning community for students with advanced ability or interest in mathematics.  Projects are designed to build math mastery, explore SEL competencies, encourage self-expression, enhance financial literacy while working in peer groups that are leveraging the latest digital platforms, solving real world life issues.

Who is this for?

  • ~2500 public school students
  • Rising 5th through rising 9th grade
  • Recruited from participating LEAs
  • For academically advanced math students
  • For this 2021 summer pilot limited eligibility.

What do students experience?

During the summer students learn and play together online in cross grade level groups of no more than 15 students led by a team leader, generally a math teacher, together with an assisting high school student intern  interested in becoming a future teacher.

2021 Biggest Winner Math Challenge

Designed by:

·  Educators of color for students of color

When does the Biggest Winner start?

  • 2 sessions in Summer 2021
    • (July & August)
    • (15 max per team)
  • Small cross grade level teams
  • Students meet online 3 days/wk
    • (M, T, W – assigned time)
  • Team meetings are 90 minutes
  • Community building events
  • Enrollment begins in May!

Not camp or school 

A virtual summer math community

  • Culturally affirming engaging math program
  • Project based and specific math skills
  • Explore real world projects in teams
    • Buying a car
    • Renting an apartment
    • Planning for college
  • Deeper learning of math concepts
    • Discussion then application
    • Real world situations
  • Training on self-paced ed tech
    • Learning how to learn
    • Using latest tools
  • Extensive use of digital content & media
    • Skills of tomorrow, taught today
  • SEL strategies embedded and modeled
    • Learn SEL from peer models
    • Explore and identify SEL strategies
  • Financial literacy for real life situations
  • Responsible digital literacy

Guided by Massachusetts Math Framework

Recruiting Math Instructors Too!
  • Instructors recruited nationally, trained locally
  • Assisted by trained high school interns
    • (recruited from Mass.)
  • Designed by proven educators of color
  • Instructors learn remote best practices
  • HS students get real work experience

Join our campaign and close
the “Excellence Gap”!

School leaders if you are interested in having your students participate in this innovative summer math program, at no charge to your school or families, email

If you are a great math teacher and are interested in  leading a few small teams of advanced students through an summer of project work on real world math then this may be for you.  You can teach from anywhere these days and if you have a good internet connection, a commitment to excellence in education for students of color, a desire to learn and work with other motivated math teachers while working with some of the greatest students from Massachusetts then email a letter or interest and your resume and let’s start the conversation.

Join our Campaign and Spread the Excitement

The Biggest Winner Math Challenge was first piloted in 2013 in New Orleans..  In target grades in the pilot school, students that were struggling, math scores increased 22%.  In the second year, 2 schools piloted the Biggest Winner Campaign exposing children to self paced, personalized tools for learning math and a community-wide campaign to engage parents and students.  Both schools improved math outcomes.  The pilot school in its second year moved from a D rated school to a C rated school based solely on math outcomes year over year

Theme song recorded in 2014 at McDonough 32 in New Orleans during the 2nd year pilot.

For more information email:

if you are interested in being an instructor or summer high school intern or working on our project teams send an email with cover letter and resume to


3 days per week for either a 4 or 8 week session in July and August. Compensation commensurate with experience, skill in teaching and desire to reach children an encourage them in advanced math.