Summer of Math Fun for Middle Schoolers

Returning to Massachusetts this SUMMER!!!

The 2024 Biggest Winner Math Challenge

Math Instructors are you ready for a NEW summer experience!!!

Culturally affirming, engaging, rigorous online learning community for middle school students with advanced ability or interest in mathematics.  Real world projects are designed to build math mastery, learn financial literacy, enhance social emotional competency, encourage self-expression  while working in small peer groups using the latest digital learning tools, applying math to real world life issues.

For more information check out the Biggest Winner Math Challenge website


Listen to what last summer’s parents are saying

Who is this for?

  • ~2500 public school students
  • Rising 7th through rising 9th grade
  • Invited from participating LEAs
  • For academically advanced math students
  • For the 2023 summer research pilot

When does the Biggest Winner start?

  • 6 Weeks: July  – August
  • Students will meet remotely M, T, W
  • Classes will be 90-120 minutes
  • Class availability from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Community building events throughout the summer
  • Enrollment begins in Spring!

Not camp or school 

Virtual summer math community

  • Culturally affirming engaging math program
  • Project based learning
  • Financial literacy that is accessible and understandable
  • 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
  • Responsible digital literacy

Guided by Massachusetts Academic Frameworks

Practical research to address learning loss from the pandemic?

  • 4th year of Ed Inquiry Research Pilot
  • Participating students had an overwhelmingly  favorable experience – 86% reported very good to excellent experience
  • 65% of 2022 participating families want their child to return for another summer of math fun
  • Middle school students learn from a diverse cohort of instructors from across the country.
  • Massachusetts high school students serve as role models in the virtual classrooms.
  • Enrollment begins in Spring!

2022 Biggest Winner Math Challenge

Designed by:

Educators, innovators, content creators from VERY diverse communities thriving in an inclusive, collaborative hive of educational innovation

Join our campaign and close
the “Excellence Gap”!

If you are a great math teacher and are interested in  leading a few small teams of advanced students through a summer of project work on real world math then this may be for you.  You can teach from anywhere these days. But to join The Biggest Winner Math Challenge you have to have a love of teaching math; a commitment to excellence in education for ALL students; a good internet connection, 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 of 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 raised math scores by 22%year over  year.  In the second year, 2 schools piloted the Biggest Winner Math Challenge 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 improvements in its 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  in July and August.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience, skill in teaching and
  • desire to reach children an encourage them in advanced math. 

What do students experience in summer?

During the past 2 summers, Biggest Winner Math Challenge  students were able to follow the journey of a high school senior as she purchased a car. Working in small peer groups, they learned financial literacy and developed their math and social skills.  The Biggest Winner Math Challenge returns for another year and another adventure.

Instructors From Across the Country

ED Inquiry National Math Teachers of Conscience Summer Fellowship

Each summer math instructors convene virtually from across the country to experience this innovative learning environment. Many instructors find a renewed joy in teaching.  Others learn new skills for engaging and motivating high achieving learners. No matter the reason, instructors in the Biggest Winner Math Challenge participate in a unique and innovative learning experience working with others in a flexible virtual environment.

High School Teens get real world job experience as interns in virtual classrooms

Ed Inquiry Teen Leadership Program

Each summer high school teens apply to work in Ed Inquiry’s virtual classroom alongside our instructors.  Many of these teen have expressed their desire to pursue a career teaching others.  The Teen Leadership Program provides many advanced teens with their first work experience.  This program, working with our partners, provides teens with all the information and guidance they need to begin their careers.  The application process mimics the real world requiring rigorous process that includes, cover letter, interviews, and review by other former teen members of the program.   

Developed by diverse teams of educators focused on closing the Excellence Gap

Annual Program Design Team

As the content and curriculum evolves educators are challenged to innovate so as to engage students in learning while inspirng them to become life-long learners.

Program support is hard work but rewarding when you hear how much students enjoyed their experience.

Inspiring and motivated instructors

  • 6 weeks in July and August 
  • A national Fellowship of math teachers 
  • Gather virtually each summer 
  • To learn from peers
  • Mentor High School Teens
  • Inspire middle schoolers
  • Enjoy a flexible schedule
  • Classes are 90 minutes and available from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Teach 3 classes per day 3 days per week
  • More info: