Our Mission

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The CA Math & Science Challenge! is a nonprofit dedicated to providing curriculum, teacher training, & ongoing professional development for K-8 Schools in underserved communities who wish to create Early Learning Advantage™ robotics-based sTEm programs.

Let’s Get Our Kids in the Game!


Support our new Initiative for 2020: STEM Stars Are Readers!

Support the Math & Science CHALLENGE!

An “Early Learning Advantage” Program designed to create Math & Science Superstars


The Math & Science CHALLENGE!

A Science and Information Technology Program modeled on the US Olympic Development Program.

Three steps to developing world-class math & science “athletes”:
  • Step 1: Get young children playing the “game” of math and science
  • Step 2: Build a growth-mindset using Pass-Try Again Challenges and coaching: We can do this, we can solve this problem—if we just work at it! 
  • Step 3: Create a sustainable STEM culture w/ Math & Science Challenge Tournaments and teacher support networks.

Early Learning Advantage

“A good beginning never ends.  

The CA Math & Science Challenge STEM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM begins at age 5 with a K-3 robot-based* Introduction to Programming, Problem-solving, and Applied Mathematics. Children don’t know they are doing STEM, they fall in love with their robot, learn its language, and teach it to climb the  Project Challenge-Tree

Project Challenge-Trees™


Active Learning Zones: It’s Not About the Robots!


Robots are powerful Mind Tools  but the specific robots we use change as the children get older and technology changes. The key to getting real learning out of a robotics-based STEM program is  using the robots in an Active Learning Zone™


California Math & Science Challenge is a Non-Profit Benefit Corporation (501c3)