Wide Open School

Curated by the editors at Common Sense, this resource is a must share with your student’s parents! Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids organized by 25 reputable organizations so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day. 

Wide Open School offers many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.

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Daily Schedule, Emotional Well-Being, Field, Get Started Learning at Home, Live Events, Math, Reading + Writing, Science, Social Studies, Special Needs, Access For All Students, English Language Learners, Get Moving, Life Skills, Arts, Music, DIY, Virtual Classroom Setup.

Purple Comet! Math Meet!

Purple Comet! Math Meet is a free, on-line, international, team mathematics competition designed for middle and high school students conducted annually since 2003.

The problems range in difficulty from fairly easy to extremely challenging. Compete with tens of thousands of students from nearly 60 countries.

  • Middle school teams have 60 minutes to work on 20 problems
  • High school teams have 90 minutes to work on 30 problems
  • Each problem has a solution that is a non-negative integer
  • Teams are comprised of 1 – 6 students
  • For more information, go to purplecomet.org

There are 421 registered teams from 25 countries. The contest will take place April 2 – April 11, 2019.